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Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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Sammamish is served by the Sound Transit and the King County Metro. There are four bus routes that pass through the city and are used by commuters and residents to reach various destinations. One route is a commuter service to Seattle and another is a commuter service to Redmond and Issaquah, both of which only run during the week. The Sound Transit Express Service serves the downtown Seattle area and Redmond, giving residents access to the larger nearby cities. The last route is a DART service that allows residents access to areas within the city and Issaquah.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Voted the 15th best place to live in the US by CNNMoney in 2011, it is no surprise that Sammamish has an extremely low crime rate with an overall crime index of 9.7 out of 10. Compared to five surrounding cities Sammamish is clearly the safest with a crime index of 9.7 out of 10 compared to the average index of 7.2 for the surrounding cities. The violent crime rate is 84% less than the state average and 87% less than the national average, whereas the property crime rate is 76% less than the state average and 69% less than the national average.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Almost all of Des Moines is served by the Highline Public Schools, but Woodmont and Redondo are served by the Federal Way School District. There are six neighborhood elementary schools, one middle school, and two high schools that are located in Des Moines. Aviation High School is one of the two high schools and received a 10 out of 10 rating from GreatSchools and has exemplary academics and has been recognized as one of the top high schools in Washington.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Des Moines is one of the few places on the Washington Coast where there is easy access to the water for beaches and boats, allowing for swimming and boating. Redondo Beach is a popular beach in the area and has a small boardwalk with an ocean-side restaurants, offering a great place to enjoy a summer day and a great meal. Saltwater State Park is another popular park that has a beach and a popular area for scuba divers. The park also has a small area for camping and a number of hiking trail that follow the creeks that spill into the ocean.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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In between Seattle and Tacoma, Auburn is a popular place for commuters to these two areas and the greater surrounding metropolitan area. The average commute for Auburn residents is around 20 minutes, with the majority of commutes taking anywhere between 10 and 40 minutes. To get to the Tacoma area residents commute using I-5 and Washington State Route 167 to reach the Seattle area. The city is also served by a large Transit Center for the Sound Transit which serves the entire Puget Sound area, making it very easy for commuters and residents to reach their desired destination solely by public transportation.

 
Nightlife

Nightlife

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Muckleshoot Casino & bingo is one of the largest casinos in the Pacific Northwest and functions as a major hub for the local nightlife for both residents and tourists. The casino offers machines, table games, poker, bingo, restaurants, bars, and other forms of entertainment. For those not looking to gamble, there are six bars affiliated with the casino. Club galaxy Bars hosts a number of DJs and live dancers and dance parties that offer an excellent place to let loose and go out for a night of drinks and dancing with friends. For a more relaxed feel, the Cabana Bar & Cigar Lounge offers a huge selection of cigars, martinis, and is always showing your favorite sporting events.

 
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

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Puyallup Dog Park is the city’s off-leash dog park that offers a large fenced in area for owners and their dogs to enjoy. The large dog area is about one acre, but does not have separate small dog or large dog areas. The park has plenty of trees for shade, benches for owners to relax, and bags and cans to pick up after your dog. Right now there are seven complexes that allows cats, small dogs, and large dogs. However, there are even more complexes that allow cats and small dogs, so take this into consideration when looking at apartments in Puyallup if you own any animals.

 
Local Events

Local Events

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Every weekend from May until October, Spanaway host a farmers’ market in downtown Puyallup where locals can sell their produce, baked goods, and crafts. The city also hosts the Daffodil Parade which is part of the Daffodil Festival, which is a flower themed festival that includes a number of parades and festival program that chooses applicants from the surrounding high schools to act as the county’s spokesperson for education, community outreach, and volunteer coordinator. There are also a number of smaller events throughout the year that take place in the downtown area to celebrate music, the arts, and various holidays.

 
Local Events

Local Events

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Every weekend from May until October, Spanaway host a farmers’ market in downtown Puyallup where locals can sell their produce, baked goods, and crafts. The city also hosts the Daffodil Parade which is part of the Daffodil Festival, which is a flower themed festival that includes a number of parades and festival program that chooses applicants from the surrounding high schools to act as the county’s spokesperson for education, community outreach, and volunteer coordinator. There are also a number of smaller events throughout the year that take place in the downtown area to celebrate music, the arts, and various holidays.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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Although Federal Way is a fairly large city, there are not many people that live and work in the city. The majority of residents commute to either Tacoma or Seattle or areas just outside the cities. Tacoma can be easily accessed by I-5 and is only about a 20 minute commute, while Seattle takes I-5 in the opposite direction and takes about 30 minutes. For those commuting just outside of Federal Way, the average commute is around 15 minutes, whereas the average commute for those going to the Seattle area is a little over 30 minutes.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Located on Poverty Bay, Federal Way has a number of beaches and water-side parks that make an excellent place for residents to enjoy. The beaches are perfect for swimming in the summer or taking a ride on your boat or kayak for the day. The city also has about 20 neighborhood parks that offer a great place to take your kids to play on the playground or to use the basketball courts or just hang out with some friends. There are also larger community parks throughout the city that have more facilities and larger areas for games and activities.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Lakewood is a very renter friendly city with half of all residencies being renter occupied and an average rent of around $750 which is lower than the state and national average. The average rent for a one bedroom apartment is a little over $650 and a little under $850 for a two bedroom apartment. For those looking for a three bedroom apartment or larger, the average rent is around $1250. The average rent for a two bedroom apartment in Lakewood compared to seven surrounding cities is about $100 cheaper, making it a great place to rent if you want to be near the bay, Seattle, and Tacoma.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Lakewood is served by the Clover Park School District which consists of 17 elementary schools, four middle schools, and two high schools. According to GreatSchools, the average rating for all of the schools in the district is around a 5 out of 10, which isn’t a great rating, but most of the community ratings are very high. The Clover Park High School is rated higher than Lakes High School, but neither received excellent ratings. St Frances Cabrini School and St Mary’s Christian School are the two private schools in the area, but neither serve high school students.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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According to reviews from intuit.com, the three best restaurants in University Place are India Mahal Restaurants, Jade Palace Chinese Restaurant & Lounge, and UP Station Bar & Grill, respectively. India Mahal serves authentic Indian cuisine and reviewers say that the lamb curry and butter chicken are the two best dishes on the menu. Jade Palace is recently under new management and since the change the service and food have gained notoriety in the area. The service is excellent and many say it is the best chinese food they’ve ever had. UP Station Bar & Grill is a fun place to grab dinner or hang out with friends and enjoy a night out with great drinks and friends.

 
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

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University Place is home to Chambers Creek Properties Dog Park, a large off-leash dog park that is located within Chambers Creek Properties and just a few hundred feet away from Puget Sound. Since University PLace is located on Puget Sound, it is an excellent place for owners that have water loving dogs. There are plenty of sites where dogs can swim and play fetch in the water as long as they remain on-leash when they are on the beach areas. There are currently two complexes that allow cats, small dogs, and large dogs and many more that allow just cats and small dogs.

 
Nightlife

Nightlife

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Tacoma is home to a number of bars, lounges, and nightclubs making for an exciting nightlife scene. Encore Boutique Nightclub is the most popular nightclub in the city and is adorned with European decor and private seating. MetroGruv is another popular nightclub that features live music and a large dance floor and weekly karaoke. The club also has themed nights and has a live DJ every Friday night. For a more relaxed feel and good drinks most residents go to 1022 South where reviewers rave about the amazing drinks.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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Tacoma has an extensive public transportation network with the Pierce Transit serving the city with public bus service. The bus service runs throughout the greater Tacoma area and serves as a major mode of transportation for many people that live and work in the city. The Sound Transit provides a commuter rail service from Seattle and runs a rail transit system throughout Tacoma. Greyhound also provides an intercity bus service as well as Amtrak which provides train service to the surrounding states.

 

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