The city of Federal Way, Washington is located in the Seattle metropolitan area.
The character of Federal Way is exemplified by its calm ambience. There are over 50 green spaces close by for residents to explore, like BPA Trail Site and Dumas Bay Park, and they are very well-situated, which makes them easy to reach. This part of the Seattle metropolitan area is reasonably quiet overall, as the streets are quite tranquil - although there are still several louder areas, especially closer to Interstate 5.
The median year of construction for houses in Federal Way is 1982. Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing the majority of the dwellings in this city, while the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. Roughly 55% of the population of this city own their home and 45% are renters. This part of the Seattle metropolitan area has a good selection of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
Residents will value that wherever their house is situated in this part of the Seattle metropolitan area, primary schools are nearby. However, there are only a limited number of high schools and consequently they can be a rather long walk away. Residents have the choice between public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. With regards to eating, accessing one of over 50 supermarkets by walking is feasible for some, but not all, home buyers in Federal Way. There are also over 300 restaurants and cafes in Federal Way.
The car is very often the best approach to get around in Federal Way. It is very easy to park. In contrast, the public transit network in Federal Way is not very accessible. Nonetheless, there are approximately 20 bus lines passing through the city, and bus stops are not very far-removed from most properties. Walking is not very practical for house buyers in this part of the Seattle metropolitan area since few daily errands can be run on foot.