Auburn Homes for Sale
The City of Auburn is located 20 miles South of Seattle, directly between Seattle and Tacoma. It is one of the oldest and largest industrial cities in the State of Washington. Auburn has historically been a very fertile river valley. It has been an area of farming for more than 150 years. Auburn is located near the joining of two major rivers, the Green and White Rivers both of which run off of the Cascade Mountain range. Read More...
The valley was originally the home of various Indian tribes. The first White men in the region were explorers and traders who arrived in the 1830s. Other settlers later arrived in the 1850s. After some battles and bloodshed occurred, agreements were reached and a treaty was written which provided the establishment of the Muckleshoot reservation which is the only Indian reservation now within the boundaries of King County. The White River tribes collectively became known as the Muckleshoot tribes. Auburn had been an area for hop farming until 1890 when the crops were destroyed by aphids. After that there were mostly dairy and berry farms. Another way that the area developed and thrived was the railroad. The Northern Pacific Railroad put a rail line through the town in 1883, but it was the Seattle-Tacoma Interurban Line that allowed access to both cities starting in 1902. This Line allowed farmers to get their products to the market within hours of harvest. The railroad and improved roads caused many new companies to open businesses in Auburn.
Modern day life in Auburn: For families with school-aged children, Auburn provides at least two dozen schools, which provide a good education for them with different activities for a wide variety of children's interests.
Recreation and Outdoor Life:There are many recreational activities. Emerald Downs, Washington State's only pari-mutuel horseracing track is located here with an April though October racing season. Auburn also has horseback riding tours, riding trails, horseback riding lessons, horse farrier services, and both stable and pasture boarding for the care of your horses. So you can see that your horses will be well cared for and your passion for the horse life will be well satisfied.
Outdoor activity is abundant in Auburn. The city is only an hour from Mt. Rainier, Crystal Mountain, and the Snoqualmie Ski Area, providing great adventure very close by. There are several golf courses. There is access to the Sounder Train and a public bus system, making getting to all the city's attractions easy, and getting into bigger cities like Seattle and Tacoma even easier. There are many parks, including Flaming Geyser State Park, Issac Evans Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Soos Creek Hatchery, and Les Gove Park. There is the Soos Creek Botanical Garden, and The Little Farm at Windwater. There are a variety of establishments and eateries to please a variety of appetites and 'whet your whistles.' If retail therapy is your prescription, the Outlet Collection of Seattle and the Auburn Mall are here as well.
So consider making Auburn your next choice- a place which is rich historically, geographically, beautiful in nature, has an abundance of schools, has bussing options and transportation available, and interesting in terms of recreation. We will be happy to assist you with your real estate needs!
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Listing information last updated on June 4, 2020 at 8:30 PM PST.