South King County

Welcome to South King County

Bustling, conveniently located cities with serene neighborhoods


Boasting a variety of landscapes and amenities, South King County has become a favorite spot to live near Seattle/Tacoma. Encompassing cities such as Enumclaw, Auburn, Federal Way — as well as a vast stretch of rural land — residents enjoy a diverse selection of settings. This portion of the county is lauded for its peaceful vibe, laid-back residential areas, and access to outdoor recreation spaces.


Prospective buyers who are considering moving to South King County have numerous options when it comes to home styles, sizes, and neighborhoods. From sprawling ranches situated off of country roads in Auburn to the suburban, small-town feel in Enumclaw, this county couldn’t be more delightfully varied if it tried.


What to Love

  • Urban, suburban, and rural communities
  • Tranquil, cozy, and wooded neighborhoods
  • Ultra-convenient location (close to Seattle and Tacoma)
  • Highly-rated schools


Local Lifestyle

South King County is a bustling hub of activity. Whether you prefer using your leisure time for golfing, shopping, hiking, or boating, you can do it all here. Residents of surrounding communities enjoy an unparalleled quality of life that is seldom found elsewhere. On the western side of the county, locals can access Puget Sound in several ways. Spend time at Saltwater State Park, take a boat ride to Maury Island, or go wildlife watching at Dumas Bay Sanctuary. Shifting east (close to places such as Enumclaw, Auburn, and Green River), experience new levels of tranquility. Residential areas have a reputation for their awe-inspiring views, exceptionally quiet roads, and friendly atmosphere.


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

All-encompassing and thriving, South King County is brimming with convenience and prime amenities. Planning your next shopping or dining excursion is always a breeze when residing in any of the area’s cities.


The retail scene is especially vibrant throughout South King County. When looking to run weekly errands — or to have a bit of fun — there are select spots you’ll want to know about. The Landing, located in Renton, is a wildly popular place for shopping and dining. Close by, The Outlet Collection and Kent Station are two more premier shopping destinations.


Getting hungry? Restaurants found in South King County deliver top-tier service and delicious menu items. Locals highly recommend grabbing a table at Salty's at Redondo Beach, Cielo Restaurant, Oddfellas Pub & Eatery, The Chopped Leaf, Olive Tree Mediterranean Restaurant, The Harp Bar and Restaurant, and Paolo's Italian Restaurant.


Things to Do

Between the availability of year-round outdoor recreation and the area’s fun events, there are plenty of ways to fill your calendar as a resident of South King County.


Seasonally, there are several hotspots that all new locals should be sure to check out. During the summer months, White River Amphitheater is the place for live music and entertainment. Situated in Auburn, performers spanning every genre attract local audiences every year. If live music and sports are your things, also be sure to view the upcoming events at the accesso ShoWare Center (which is home to the Seattle Thunderbirds).


Have a relaxing day in mind? South King County is well-known for its unmatched selection of spots for outdoor recreation. Residents can be found at popular destinations such as the Soos Creek Trail, Auburn Golf Course, Washington National Golf Club, Saltwater State Park, Lake Fenwick Park, and Shadow Lake Nature Preserve.



In various towns spread across South King County, there are excellent schools at every grade level.


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