The community of Mill Creek has been named the second-best affordable suburb in the United States by BusinessWeek magazine The magazine rated cities within 25 miles of a major community, looking at such aspects as the length of commute, pollution, green space, education, test scores, crime, job growth, median household income and weather.
I have to agree, Mill Creek is a very nice community with a great shopping at the Mill Creek Town Center, easy access to Hwy9, I-5 and I-405. The area is still developing and growing and The Martha Lake Airport Park is going in now with a new 18 acre park with soccer and baseball fields on the west side (technically it is just over the border in Lynnwood.)
There isn't much that you can't find either in, or close to Mill Creek. Big shopping trips can be had at the Alderwood Mall or Everett Mall. With a short drive there is access to Puget Sound or a variety of lakes. All in all it is a great community with an excellent location!