Burien is a queit yet picturesque town due to the wide mountain views and extensive landscape. The location is fantastic. In fact, residents of Burien say one of their favorite things about living in Burien is that Seattle is just a 12 minute drive north. Also, in 2009 the town decided to reinvent itself and has been under renovation in some areas ever since. Many new buildings and establishments have popped up, including a town hall, residential buildings, hotels, and restaurants.