Since becoming a city, Federal Way has grown into a major economic, political and social leader in the Puget Sound area. Its population of 95,171 (2015 estimate) makes it the 9th-largest city in the state.
Federal Way’s greatest asset is its people, touting an involved, caring and culturally rich community that is willing to step up and get involved in its development.
Ideally located between Seattle and Tacoma, Federal Way provides a distinct regional advantage. The ports of Seattle and Tacoma, the city of Eastside (that makes up the technology corridor), and Sea-Tac Airport are all located within a 30-minute drive.
TOTE Maritime and World Vision both cite Federal Way’s location as a major factor for moving to this community. The city’s commitment to active and passive recreation is evident in its many parks and trails. Celebration Park is recognized as one of the premier facilities for soccer and softball on the West Coast. The Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center is home to many national and international swimming and diving competitions. In addition, there is a trail system that extends throughout Federal Way and provides opportunities for outdoor activities and education surrounded by a stunning natural habitat.
More than 50 performing groups call Federal Way home. The Knutzen Family Theatre is home to many performances throughout the year. The arts community is very active in promoting music, dance and visual arts to our citizens.
And, of course, the Federal Way School District has been recognized as one of the best school districts in the state, providing quality educational opportunities for approximately 22,000 students.