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Federal Way, incorporated in 1990, is the sixth largest city in Washington state and the third largest city in King County. It is located 25 miles south of Seattle and 8 miles north of downtown Tacoma along the Interstate 5 corridor. Mount Rainier lies to the east and the Puget Sound is located to the west of Federal Way. The city spans across three exits on Interstate 5 and is also conveniently located next to state highways 18, 99, 161 and 509, which gives residents easy access to Seattle, the ports of Tacoma and Seattle and Sea-Tac International Airport, located 12 miles away. It has a mild temperate climate with mild temperatures all year round. There are about 86,530 residents within the city limits and about 200,000 within 5 miles of the primary market area.
In addition to businesses, Federal Way offers many different forms of recreation. Its proximity to Puget Sound beaches, lakes, hiking trails and wetlands makes it a great place for outdoor activities. It also attracts visitors through the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center, which hosts many national and international swimming and diving competitions, Six Flags Wild Waves Enchanted Village, Celebration Park, one of the premier facilities for soccer and softball on the West Coast, and Rhododendron Species Garden.
Federal Way School District, Weyerhaeuser, City of Federal Way, US Postal Service, St. Francis Hospital, World Vision, Enchanted Parks, COSTCO
(Source: King County City Profiles)