Auburn

Auburn

The bustling City of Auburn, Washington is located in a fertile river valley of King and Pierce Counties. Auburn is one of the oldest cities in Washington, and is a showcase of how well old and new can mix with its renovated historic downtown.

Auburn

Auburn

The bustling City of Auburn, Washington is located in a fertile river valley of King and Pierce Counties. Auburn is one of the oldest cities in Washington, and is a showcase of how well old and new can mix with its renovated historic downtown.

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About Auburn, Washington

The bustling City of Auburn, Washington is located in a fertile river valley of King and Pierce Counties.  Since Auburn is one of the oldest cities in Washington, it is a showcase of how well old and new can mix with its renovated historic downtown. It is also an environmentally friendly city. The people of Auburn are friendly, enthusiastic and very proud of their city and what it has to offer.  Auburn covers 21.3 square miles.  The population over 70,180 individuals.  It is the 14th largest city in Washington state.  The median income for families is $45,500.  The average home price in Auburn is about $186,000.00. 

Since Auburn is half-way between Seattle and Tacoma and is about 24 miles (35 minute commute) from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), it is a great option for those who like the closeness of big city life and the ability to enjoy a smaller city.   Auburn is easily accessed off of the “Valley Freeway (SR167) and SR 18.  It offers a wonderful commuter transit center located downtown that offers access around beautiful Puget Sound. 

The Auburn School District is head-quartered at 915 4th Street S.E. in Auburn.  Telephone number (253) 931-4900.  This district covers 62 miles and has approximately 14,600 students.  The ASD is committed to providing excellent basic skills as well as career and technical education to their students so that they can become productive and contributing members of society.  Their number one priority is “Student Achievement.”  The district has 14 elementary schools (k-5), four middle schools (6-8), and three high schools (9-12) and one alternative school (9-12).  ASD continually works on partnering between students, parents and the business community.  This district offers a terrific athletic department and encourages students to participate extra curricular activities that they enjoy and excel at. 

The Parks and Recreation Program for Auburn is extensive and includes 29 developed parks, two skate parks, and many hiking, running, and biking trails.  There are five parks that are currently being developed. Since outdoor activities abound in the Puget Sound, one can find year round  events and sports to enjoy from skiing, snow shoeing, exceptional golfing and many other great adventures.   There is always something to see or do in Auburn from the SuperMall to horse racing at Emerald Downs.  Arts and entertainment venues are exceptional as is the nightlife and restaurants. Make sure to preview Homes for Sale in Auturn Today!

Welcome to Auburn, Washington

Location

47°18′8″N 122°12′53″W
Approximately 20 miles NE of JBLM

Population

Approximately 70180 (2010 Census)

Housing costs

Apartment rental cost (median): 1700 monthly
Home rental cost (median): 1800 monthly
Home purchase price (median): 265000

Helpful Contact Information

Public Safety

Law Enforcement

Auburn Police Department
(253) 931-3080
http://www.auburnwa.gov/services/police.htm

Hospital

Auburn Regional Medical Center
(253) 833-7711
http://www.multicare.org/auburnmedical/

Utilities

Water Service

City of Auburn
(253) 931-3038
http://www.auburnwa.gov

Electricity Service

Puget Sound Energy
(888) 225-5773
http://www.pse.com

Natural Gas Service

Puget Sound Energy
(888) 225-5773
http://www.pse.com

Waste and Recycling Service

Waste Management
(253) 931-3038
http://www.auburnwa.gov