Mill Creek is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. The 2010 census population was 18,244. Mill Creek was originally a planned community built around a golf course and country club as its centerpiece.

Based on per capita income, Mill Creek ranks 55th of 614 areas in the state of Washington.

History Edit

Mill Creek was officially incorporated on August 30, 1983. The city has rapidly grown with large number of families and jobs and now contains a mixed-use, city-sponsored complex called Mill Creek Town Center.

Before the turn of the 21st century much of Mill Creek was woods, but in the 2000s and 2010s many apartment complexes have been built all along Bothell-Everett Highway and some other roads throughout the city.

Geography Edit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.69 square miles, of which, 4.67 square miles is land and 0.02 square miles is water

Several creeks flow through the city, including North Creek, Penny Creek, and Nickel Creek. There is also a creek located entirely within city limits called Mill Creek, though it was not officially given this name until 2001. Prior to that, it was known informally as Smokehouse Creek.

Climate Edit

This region experiences warm and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Mill Creek has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.

Parks and Recreation Edit

Mill Creek contains several neighborhood and community parks and recreational facilities, including Nickel Creek Park, Heron Park, Highland Park, Cougar Park, and the Mill Creek Sports Park. There is also the private golf course around which the original community was built, as well as a nature preserve through which Penny Creek flows. County parks located near the city include McCollum Park and North Creek Park.

In addition to parks, the city has various public and private walking and cycling trails. The major public trail is the North Creek Trail which runs from McCollum Park south to 164th Street SE and approximately parallels North Creek.

Safety Edit

The Mill Creek Police Department provides policing services to the community. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office has a substation in Mill Creek.

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