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Overview of Mill Creek

Head 20 miles northeast of downtown Seattle on Interstate 5 along the Puget Sound and you will find the charming hub of Mill Creek. A small town of more than 18,000 residents according to the U.S. Census Bureau, this warm, welcoming community is close to everything the Seattle Metropolitan Area has to offer, but still has the hometown spirit that makes so many Washington residents eager to find Mill Creek apartments for rent. With nearly a quarter of the residents under the age of 18, this community is a wonderful place to raise a family.

Living in Mill Creek, WA

There have been settlers and farmers in Snohomish County for many years, but the recent development of Mill Creek in the 20th century has garnered plenty of attention from Seattle area residents. In the 1930s the land that would become Mill Creek was purchased by Dr. Garhart, a prominent naturalist. Fascinated by the natural resources in the area, the Garhart made numerous observations of the wildlife and vegetation in Mill Creek.

However, the development of Mill Creek didn't take off until the 1970s when the Environmental Impact Statement for the Planned Residential Development prompted investigations and inspections into establishment of a bedroom community in Seattle. After years of building and development, the city of Mill Creek was incorporated and a small community began to blossom. Since then, the area has doubled in population and continues to grow.

In 2000, the city resolved to officially name the creek that runs through the town as Mill Creek even though the some locals still refer to it by its old name, Smokehouse Creek. Today, nearly all of the planned developments in the city have been built or are currently under construction. Because of its attractive amenities, the city has undergone 14 annexations ranging between two and 300 acres in size.

Mill Creek Work and Study

According to city-data.com, the leading industries in the area include manufacturing, educational, health and social services and scientific, professional and waste management services. More than half of the city's employment is in sales and office occupations. Whether you are working in the city or commuting into the Seattle area, finding apartments in Mill Creek near Interstate 5 is a great way to cut down on your commute average, which is around 31 minutes in the Mill Creek area.

One of the finest institutions of higher learning near Mill Creek includes the University of Washington. With more than 12,000 students receiving bachelor's, masters and doctoral degrees annually, this beautiful campus boasts 16 colleges and schools in a variety of fields. Part of the Seattle community for more than 150 years, scholars at the University of Washington are among some of the best in the Pacific Northwest.

Rentals in Mill Creek, WA and Cost of Living

Since Mill Creek is so close to everything the Seattle area has to offer and is exhibiting commercial and residential growth, the cost of living is higher than the national average. According to information gathered by city-data.com, the 2009 median gross rent in Mill Creek was $1,189 per month. However, because the median household income in Mill Creek is nearly $30,000 more per year than the average Washington resident, renters here should be able to find a wide variety of apartments that suit their lifestyle.

Mill Creek Attractions and Special Events

Because Mill Creek was developed because of its close proximity to natural wonders, visiting the North Creek Trail is an absolute must, especially if you are a nature lover. Since the trail was designed to accommodate walking, jogging and cycling, there are plenty of ways to get fresh air here. North Creek Trail is also home to lush wetland vistas ideal for wildlife watching.

To find a Mill Creek apartment or rental, check out our apartment listings. Rent.com® is happy to help you find your next home.

The Mill Apartment Homes - Mill Creek, WA 98012
6

Mill Creek, WA 98012

$1165 - $1496

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Hawthorne Apartments - Mill Creek, WA 98012
16
(353)

Mill Creek, WA 98012

$1308 - $3032

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mill Creek, WA

(353)

$1308 - $3032

284 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Reserve at Town Center - Mill Creek, WA 98012
41

Mill Creek, WA 98012

$1278 - $2574

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Monterra in Mill Creek - Mill Creek, WA 98012
20

Mill Creek, WA 98012

$1322 - $1634

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Parkwood at Mill Creek - Mill Creek, WA 98012
19
(121)

Mill Creek, WA 98012

$1355 - $2653

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mill Creek, WA

(121)

$1355 - $2653

240 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Laurels At Mill Creek - Mill Creek, WA 98012
20

Mill Creek, WA 98012

$1290 - $1531

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Station at Mill Creek - Mill Creek, WA 98012
25

Mill Creek, WA 98012

$1290 - $1540

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Bailey Farm Apartments - Bothell, WA 98012
24

Bothell, WA 98012

$1214 - $2541

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avia - Lynnwood, WA 98037
23

Lynnwood, WA 98037

$1480

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Lynnwood, WA (Lynwood)


$1480

120 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Avalon RockMeadow - Bothell, WA 98012
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(244)

Bothell, WA 98012

$1423 - $2395

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Bothell, WA

(244)

$1423 - $2395

206 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Avalon Brandemoor - Lynnwood, WA 98087
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(609)

Lynnwood, WA 98087

$1215 - $1750

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lynnwood, WA (Alderwood Manor)

(609)

$1215 - $1750

424 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Alderwood - Lynnwood, WA 98087
23

Lynnwood, WA 98087

$1403 - $2175

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lynnwood, WA (Alderwood Manor)


$1403 - $2175

367 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Bridges at North Creek - Bothell, WA 98012
42
(18)

Bothell, WA 98012

$1315 - $1800

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Bothell, WA (Thrasher's Corner)

(18)

$1315 - $1800

524 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Brisa Apartment Homes - Everett, WA 98204
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(7)

Everett, WA 98204

$859 - $1500

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Parkside Apartments - Everett, WA 98204
5

Everett, WA 98204

$741 - $1331

1-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

Everett, WA (Westmont)


$741 - $1331

203 Units 1-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

Newberry Square - Lynnwood, WA 98087
15

Lynnwood, WA 98087

$1445 - $2385

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Madison at Alderwood Park - Lynnwood, WA 98037
17
(5)

Lynnwood, WA 98037

$1287 - $2076

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lynnwood, WA (Alderwood Manor)

(5)

$1287 - $2076

188 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

WildReed Apartments - Everett, WA 98208
20

Everett, WA 98208

$1200 - $1750

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Everett, WA (Everett Mall South)


$1200 - $1750

234 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Seasons - Lynnwood, WA 98087
26

Lynnwood, WA 98087

$1345 - $1860

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lynnwood, WA


$1345 - $1860

228 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Fulton's Crossing - Everett, WA 98208
6

Everett, WA 98208

$990 - $1370

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Everett, WA (Everett Mall South)


$990 - $1370

504 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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