Alderwood Mall

A Whole World Awaits You at Alderwood

Welcome to Alderwood. Please allow us to show you around this special place.

Alderwood was initially inspired by the original name and aesthetic of the local area, once known as Alderwood Manor. Situated on the eastern edge of Lynnwood and just west of the crossroads of Interstate 5, Interstate 405, and State Road 525–and close to a sparkling new light rail station–this captivating and inviting place has been called “a new way to shop in a garden-like atmosphere.”

And since its inception in 1979, Lynnwood’s unique and entirely unforgettable retail and restaurant destination has been called Alderwood Mall, The Villages at Alderwood, and a wide range of affectionate names (and rave reviews) by locals and visitors alike. It’s even been name-checked in a song by Seattle indie rock band The Young Fresh Fellows.

Today, most people simply refer to it as Alderwood. If that sounds more like a community (pretty similar to Lynnwood, really) than an open-air mall, that’s because you and your family or friends can find just about anything you could ever want here. Including a warm, inviting vibe that’s right at home in the crisp air of the Pacific Northwest. After all, Alderwood isn’t merely Snohomish County’s largest mall. It’s a destination. An aesthetic. An experience.

a couple walking down a sidewalk holding shopping bags.

So Much to Do, Experience, and Taste

As a thriving retail destination at its vibrant heart and core, Alderwood features everything today’s super-savvy shopper could ever ask for. A strong merchandise mix of retail, entertainment, and dining options unfolds over a walkable and lovable 1.3 million-square-foot area in a pristine part of the country.

Home to some of the Seattle area’s favorite food and restaurant options, Alderwood also boasts an extensive array of nearly 170 stores and shopping experiences that deliver the very best in fashion, beauty, home décor, and more. Family-friendly entertainment also abounds here, including a massive Dave and Buster’s and the garden-like, 16-screen, state-of-the-art AMC Theatres, located in the outdoor fireplace-framed section of Alderwood known as The Terraces. Alderwood is even home to one of the world’s first Zumiez stores.

With nearly 40 dining options to choose from, Alderwood is also a mouth-watering foodie’s paradise. The 12 sit-down restaurants in Alderwood include popular chains such as P.F. Chang’s and the Cheesecake Factory, along with hot spots that hardcore foodies rave about, like BittyFish Sushi, Baekjeong Korean BBQ, and Fogo de Chão. There are also 10 fast-casual restaurants, including Panda Express, Chipotle, and Anthony’s Seafood Bar, and 15 other options, such as Starbucks, Auntie Anne’s, Cold Stone Creamery, and Jamba Juice.

Getting Here

It’s just a shade over 17 miles from downtown Seattle to Alderwood. The ultra-accessible location lies at the intersection of highways I-5 and I-405. There’s even a sparkling new Sound Transit light-rail station in the works in Lynnwood, to be completed in 2024.

From Lynnwood and its surrounding communities, the trip is even simpler. Alderwood is served by Snohomish County Community Transit (CT) via various bus routes, including lines 402 and 115. As part of the proposed Everett Link Extension, which would extend Link light rail service from Lynnwood Transit Center north to Everett, Sound Transit plans to add a light rail station within the mall’s vicinity, sometime around 2037.

If you drive here on your own, you’ll find two multi-level parking structures with enough room to easily accommodate more than 7,000 vehicles. In other words, ample parking awaits you at Alderwood. As do endless options to make memories you won’t soon forget.