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Auburn

Auburn is perfectly positioned in Western Washington between the cities of Seattle and Tacoma, making it an affordable home base for employees working in either of these two cities.

Located in the shadow of Mt. Rainier, Auburn provides a gateway to one of the oldest national parks in the United States.

Established in the mid-1850s – making it one of the oldest cities in the state of Washington – Auburn, WA is a community rich in history. Its downtown showcases a wide range of early 1900s colonial architecture.

Several buildings in Auburn, Washington – like the Auburn Carnegie Public Library and the Masonic Temple – have been designated by the Department of Historic Preservation as national and state treasures.

Another historic spot is the Mary Olson Farm which dates from the 1880s. The 67-acre farm has a salmon-bearing stream and a 100+-year-old orchard.

Homes for sale in Auburn, WA

Well-preserved architecture has allowed Auburn to retain a historically-steeped charm. Downtown Auburn features historic buildings with a Main Street USA appearance, as well as Craftsman-style houses from the 1920s.

A variety of real estate and housing choices are available: Older houses are concentrated in the valley and on West Hill, while houses with newer designs are located primarily in Lea Hill and Lakeland Hills.

Auburn is now home to 81,464 residents, based on 2019 data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

As to real estate prices, you’ll find that the median home value in Auburn stands at around $383,317 as of September 2020. Walletinvestor.com predicts a rise in price by 2025 to an average of $424,859 for a house for sale in Auburn, WA. For a 5-year investment, profit is expected to be around +10.84%.

Living in Auburn, WA

Education

School districts are extremely important to many homebuyers since proximity to a reputable public school district can potentially boost home values.

Auburn is part of King County, which outperformed the state of Washington as a whole in terms of higher education attainment from 2011 to 2015. The Auburn School District currently operates 23 schools in the area, including 8 preschools, 15 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 5 high schools.

For higher education, students can choose from these nearby colleges and universities: Green River Community College, DeVry University–Washington, Highline Community College, International Academy of Design and the Technology–Seattle, University of Washington–Tacoma Campus, and theUniversity of Phoenix–Western Washington Campus.

Healthcare facilities

Investing in a home located near first-rate medical facilities will put you and your family at ease.

Residents of Auburn, WA have plenty of hospitals to choose from: St. Francis Hospital, Valley Medical Center, and Noble Physicians, among others. MultiCare Auburn Medical Center was one of the hospitals recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for stroke care in 2017. For five consecutive years, the Auburn Medical Center has been the recipient of this Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for providing a high level of stroke care.

Attractions

Activities in Auburn, WA range from a relaxing round of golf to all kinds of winter activities. Residents enjoy proximity to 30 scenic parks, such as Auburn Environmental Park and Les Grove Park.

Auburn is about one hour from Mount Rainier, which is the most glaciated peak in the continental United States. Day hikes can lead you to picturesque glaciers, lakes, and meadows. In the winter, you can take part in ranger-guided snowshoe walks or engage in adrenaline-pumping activities such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowboarding.

Not to be missed are the breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Range on the gondola ride up to Crystal Mountain.

Another popular destination is the 503-acre Flaming Geyser State Park, which offers wooded hiking and horse trails, white water kayaking, swimming, bird watching, and freshwater fishing.

At this state park, visitors can witness a unique geological feature called a “flaming geyser.” Natural methane gas blasts from the earth to generate a flame that used to shoot up eight feet into the air when lit. A cap now controls the flame to around 6-8 inches.

Golf enthusiasts will delight in Auburn’s two golf courses: the Auburn Golf Course and Washington National Golf Club.

To fully appreciate the rich history of Auburn, visit the White River museum to have an in-depth look at the heirloom art pieces and historical artifacts.

Shopping aficionados will enjoy spending time at The Outlet Collection — formerly known as the SuperMall — the Pacific Northwest’s largest outlet mall.

Finding information on homes for sale in Auburn, WA is simply a click or a phone call away. We’ve got listings for houses and condos and other types of property available for sale.

Call me, Lori Lewandowski, at 253.617.5922 or send your inquiries via email to LoriLewandowski(at)gmail(dotted)com. Find the best price for single-detached homes and condos by talking with someone who can lay claim to generating the top 1% of real estate sales in the area! Put your job search in the hands of a knowledgeable agent with over 38 years of experience like me!

Call today for more information and to discuss property listings and other real estate concerns on homes for sale in Auburn, WA.


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