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Federal Way, WA

Federal Way, WA

Federal Way, WA

Moving to Federal Way, Washington?

Federal Way, WA, sits on Puget Sound between the cities of Tacoma and Seattle.  Its name comes from the fact that it sits on Federal Highway U.S. 99.  Today, there are about 90,000 residents in Federal Way.

An Overview of the City for Those Moving to Federal Way, WA

For your shopping needs, Federal Way, WA, is home to a number of retailers like Costco, Home Depot, Lowe's.  The Crossings, a 250,000 square foot shopping complex, has a range of shops and restaurants.    The Commons is a large mall, with dozens of specialty stores and eateries.  You can buy local, farm fresh produce at the Federal Way Farmers Market.

If you feel like eating out, there are a number of great options in Federal Way, WA.  Whether you are in the mood for a country buffet, a roadhouse grill, Mexican food, pasta or fresh seafood, you'll find find something to hit the spot. 

The weather is fairly consistent and mild in Federal Way, WA.  Average highs range from the mid-40s in winter to the mid-70s in summer.  The city gets a fair amount of precipitation year round, especially during the winter months, when most days are cloudy and there are occasional snowfalls.  Be sure to pack your umbrella when moving to Federal Way!

Fun Things to Do and Beautiful Things to See in and around Federal Way, WA

There is no shortage of ways to keep yourself entertained in and around Federal Way, WA.  Wild Waves, one of the Northwest's biggest amusement and water parks, is right in town!  The Federal Way Community Center has sports fields, gyms, pools, a climbing wall and community rooms.  There is a large botanical garden devoted entirely to rhododendrons.  On the shore of Puget Sound is Dash Point State Park, with 398 acres of camping area and more than half a mile of shoreline.  Other nearby parks and lakes include Steel Lake Park, Celebration Park, Five Mile Lake and West Hylebos Wetlands State Park.

For theatergoers, CentreStage Theatre offers a variety of plays and musicals.  There is also an orchestra.  Annual festivals include a Northwest Korean Sports and Cultural Festival.

Nearby Seattle and Tacoma offer additional recreational and cultural opportunities.  Seattle is about 30 minutes north on Interstate 5.  Tacoma is a mere 12 miles to the southwest.  Just an hour beyond that is Highway 101, running along Hood Canal and the Olympic National Forest, with entrances into the amazing Olympic National Park. 

More Things You'll Want to Know about Moving to Federal Way, WA

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The service center for Federal Way, WA is located in Tacoma, WA.

Information about Federal Way, WA

Est. Population: 85929
County: King
Latitude: 47.3167
Longitude: -122.3167
Zip Codes: 98001
98003
98023