Introduction to SeaTac, Washington
SeaTac, Washington, in King county, is 5 miles W of Renton, Washington (center to center) and 10 miles S of Seattle, Washington. The city is included in the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 25,496 people lived in SeaTac.
The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport opened to commercial traffic in the 1940s. The city of SeaTac was named after this airport. The name is a combination of the city’s location between Seattle and Tacoma. The community was officially incorporated on February 28, 1990. SeaTac is the location of several murders committed by "The Green River Killer" during the early and mid 1980s.
SeaTac and nearby Attractions
- Eastside Heritage Center - Winters House
- Cambodian Cultural Museum and Killing Fields Memorial
- Lora Lake
- Sunset Park
- Tyee Valley Golf Course
- Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden
Things To Do In SeaTac
While in SeaTac, one can visit the Eastside Heritage Center-Winters House and see local artifact and also use the facility’s public research center. The Cambodian Cultural Museum and Killing Fields Memorial, Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, and Museum of Flight are all within easy access of the city. The Hub Shopping Center is the ideal destination for those who love to shop. The city also has several beautiful lakes and reservoirs that are worth visiting. In addition, SeaTac hosts the International Festival every year. This festival draws crowds from neighboring towns and cities.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is within 1 mile of the city.
SeaTac Higher Education
Residents of SeaTac can enroll at the local Bryman College. Other institutes nearby include Seattle Community College-South Campus, Renton Technical College, and Seattle University.