Retail Services, Health Services and Educational Services provide the largest sectors of employment in Burien. Per capita, it is home to a significant number of health care providers including hospitals, health centers, clinics, private practice doctors, dentists, and various wellness specialists.
Direct Access to the Seattle Area
Residents and business people alike love the convenience of Burien’s hub location and great connections. Its central location means that jobs and entertainment are convenient, high cost parking problems are elsewhere, and a more relaxed pace prevails in residential neighborhoods.
Burien enjoys direct 15-minute access to Seattle by State Route 509, the major entrance to Seattle’s commercial, industrial, and rail district. The Port of Seattle’s bulk and container shipping facilities also lie just west of this route. Tacoma is 30 minutes south of Burien along I-5, Bellevue is approximately the same drive-time away via I-405, and it only takes five minutes from Burien’s downtown to arrive at Sea-Tac International Airport.
- 5 minutes to Sea-Tac International Airport
- 15 minutes to downtown Seattle
- 10 minutes to Boeing Training Facility
- 12 minutes to Boeing Field
- 25 minutes to Bellevue
- 25 minutes to Tacoma
- 3 hours to Portland
- 5 hours to Vancouver, B.C.
Burien’s strategic connections to the area’s transportation network facilitate smooth passage of people and goods locally, to other Puget Sound destinations, and around the globe.