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City of Burien

Texto en español.

Located southwest of Seattle, the City of Burien is an emerging center for the Latino community of Western Washington. Incorporated as a city in 1993, Burien’s city council chose its first Latino mayor, Jimmy Matta, in 2018. According to the city’s website, residents who identify as Latino/Hispanic comprise Burien’s largest ethnic group at nearly 25% of the total population. This vibrant, diverse city has been rated among the most walkable in the state as well as one of the best places to raise a family. The historic commercial district near City Hall features a wide variety of shops, services and eateries. Many of the signs are in multiple languages, including Spanish.


2018 image of a storefront in Burien

2018 image of Burien Town Square, next to the city hall and library