Neighborhood Profile: The Green Luxury of Burien’s Three Tree Point

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Three Tree Point is a triangle-shaped spit on the western edge of Burien. Around the turn of the century, the spit was full of summer homes for those who wanted to escape the city and enjoy quiet and fresh air. Today, the neighborhood is a peaceful community of both permanent residents and vacationers. 


This residential neighborhood is nestled along 2.5 miles of Puget Sound shoreline, with stunning views of Mount Rainier and Vashon Island. In addition to its 253 human residents, Three Tree Point is also home to sea lions and orcas. Essentially, this hidden gem represents the best of the Northwest: easy access to Seattle’s thriving urban scene, waterfront living, mountain views, and towering trees. Here’s more information about this unique area of Burien.

Neighborhood Stats and Vibe:

Three Tree Point consists of beachfront properties, quiet streets, and Western Washington’s characteristic evergreens and Douglas firs; in fact, the neighborhood is known for its commitment to tree preservation. According to NextDoor, residents describe Three Tree Point as “beautiful,” quiet,” “peaceful,” and “dog-friendly,” with a welcoming community. 

As of 2015, the median income for Three Point was $81,777. The median home value in Burien is about $348,800, although homes near the water in Three Tree Point usually list between $900,000 and $1.5 million. 

In addition to its sandy beaches and stunning views of the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier, the neighborhood’s perks include the fact that it’s a fifteen minute drive from SeaTac Airport, and a 25 to 30 minute drive from downtown Seattle. 

Things to Do:

Three Tree Point has a small sandy beach that is described as beautiful, quiet, and lowkey. The beach has a boat launch for kayaks, and its waters are popular among scuba divers

Residents can also enjoy easy access to all of Burien’s restaurants and bars, including Elliott Bay Pub’s Burien location, and La Costa Mexican Restaurant. Regarding their favorite eateries, Three Tree Point residents mention the cozy neighborhood favorite 909 Coffee and Wine, which serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and happy hour, Bistro Baffi Italian Cuisine, and Huckleberry Square Restaurant for brunch. 

Burien is also home to several parks, including Seahurst Park and an off-leash dog park, which is an easy walk from Three Tree Point. 

Even if you don’t live directly on the spit, Three Tree Point is easily accessible to those who live in the greater Burien and Seattle areas. For more information about buying or selling your home, be sure to get in touch with the SeaReal Team at 206-518-5518 or info@searealteam.com.