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Federal Way, WA

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Federal Way is a city located halfway between Seattle and Tacoma and has a population of just over 88,000 people. Federal Way is a relatively new city, and was only incorporated in 1990. The city is home to Weyerhaeuser, one of the largest timber owners in the world. The upside to this is that the company has made its vast land holdings available for public use in the form of botanical gardens and extensive parks. You'll find when you start your Federal Way apartment search that there are many multi-structured buildings which are beautifully landscaped.

Federal Way, WA Apartments


Brookside Village
Beds: 2-3  •  Baths: 2


Glen Park
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-3


Beds: 2-3
Baths: 2


Cascade Ridge
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


Club Palisades
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


The Reserve
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Federal Way, WA is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.51%
  • 7.82%
  • 6.22%
  • Female
  • 8.24%
  • 6.17%
  • 6.6%
is average rent in Federal Way, WA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 3.06%
  • 4.12%
  • 6.41%
of units are available for rent in Federal Way
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 664
  • 206
  • 552
Getting Around in Federal Way, WA

Federal Way is mostly car dependent. If you are looking for a place that is easier to get around on foot, check out nearby Tacoma, or even Seattle.

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
"Some Transit"
The average commuter time in Federal Way is:
30 to 34 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.14%
  • 16.69%
  • 3.66%


<p>Celebration Park is one of the biggest park areas and with it's 83.5 acres of space there are many trails and facilities to choose from. Aside from Weyerhaeuser's contributions, Federal Way has also developed and built a number of lake front and neighborhood parks and recreational areas. If you're looking at spending this summer outdoors look no further then Federal Way Community Center, they have two pools, a fitness area, and even a Senior Lounge.</p>

Authentic Asian Barbeque

<p>Get ready for fantastic Asian cuisines in Federal Way. Between the large number of Thai, Chinese, Korean and Japanese restaurants, you may never want a burger again. Kokiri for Korean gets the highest rankings of any restaurant in town and is fantastic for its authentic Korean barbeque and great service. Check out Koharu for incredible sushi and Grand Peking for its special duck. La Casa Bella offers superb Italian cooking and if it is the burger you crave, get yourself over to Jimmy Mac's Roadhouse. Your Federal Way apartment won't be far from good restaurants, and it will be fun to find your new favorites.</p>

Nights in Federal Way

<p>For nights out, try out the Scoreboard Pub which is a full service sports bar and restaurant. The people are so friendly that it may become a favorite. The Shindig Martini Bar is a good gathering place as well. Both Tacoma and Seattle have a number of dance clubs, night clubs and dive bars so you'll want to try those out as well. And don't forget about Gateway Movies 8 for your low-key, late night movie date.</p>