Burien has several unique neighborhoods and community hubs for visitors to explore. Aside from our vibrant Downtown area, we also have a variety of neighborhood business districts nearby. Each offers a concentration of services, stores, and eateries to match all your shopping needs!
1st Avenue South
The 1st Avenue South corridor is adjacent to the SR 509 and to SR 518 which connects easily to the I-5 and the Seattle – Tacoma International Airport.
You can find it all here–retail, restaurants, professional services, major grocery chains, and familiar retail chains.
With a concentration of auto dealerships located here, you can also shop an extensive selection of new and used cars.
Ambaum is the three-mile corridor gateway coming from West Seattle and White Center that brings you into Burien.
Ambaum Boulevard is an active hub for residents and visitors that includes shopping, restaurants, cultural, and auto services. Additionally, there is a concentration of wellness services such as neighborhood clinics, private practice doctors, dentists, natural medicine providers, and other wellness specialists. You don’t have to go far to find everything you need!
Adjacent to the southern tip of Seattle, Boulevard Park might get incorrectly labeled Seattle, but it is distinctly Burien. Friendly business owners welcome you along Des Moines Memorial Drive. A central shopping center at 120th S Street and Des Moines Memorial Drive is within steps of the Boulevard Park library.
Our walkable Downtown area has been dubbed “Burien’s Eat Streets” by a Seattle Times food critic. At short glance, you will see why. A variety of cuisines are expertly prepared in local eateries. And if you are an adventurous home cook, we have an array of international and specialty food markets. Creative craft beers offered by local breweries awaits you in our #BurienFoodieParadise!
Pamper yourself with beauty, nail, and salon services, or find relaxation from local health and wellness services for optimal health and vitality. You can also find unique gift shops, home décor, record stores, and more!
Cherished annual events take place in the heart of Downtown, at Town Square Park, and in the Downtown core.
The oldest commercial district in Burien can be found in charming Olde Burien. Browse through boutique shops, taste delectable desserts and dishes from abundant dining options. The Highline Heritage Museum which offers engaging programs and events houses exhibits capturing the history of the Highline area. Families will find fun activities for children whether it’s a rainy or sunny day.