Located in Washington, United States, the city of Auburn is situated in the Seattle metropolitan area.
The character of Auburn is exemplified by its slower-paced environment. It is easy to reach parks in the city, since getting to one is occasionally hard from many houses. There are over 50 green spaces close by for residents to visit, like Game Farm Wilderness Park and Green River Natural Area. This part of the Seattle metropolitan area is reasonably quiet overall, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case close to the airport (Auburn Municipal Airport), one of the railway lines or Interstate 5.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing about 60% of buildings in Auburn, and the remaining homes are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. This city has a choice of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around two thirds of the population of this city own their home while the rest are renters. The average year of construction for buildings in this city is 1981.
Residents will find that no matter where their house is located in Auburn, primary schools are close by. However, locals may consider it difficult to get to high schools as a pedestrian. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. With regards to food, some residents in this city may be able to shop for their groceries by walking in one of over 50 stores, while others will have to rely on another means of transportation. There are also a few choices for those who value restaurants and cafes in close proximity.
The favored mode of transportation in Auburn is very often driving. The majority of real estate listings are a reasonably short car ride from the closest highway, such as Interstate 5, and it is very convenient to park. In contrast, the public transit system in Auburn is quite poor. Thankfully, property owners can depend on the Auburn Station with access to the Sounder Lakewood - Seattle Line. The city is served by about 10 bus lines, and bus stops are typically relatively close by. It is impractical for people traveling on foot to move around in Auburn as running daily errands is inconvenient.