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Around Seattle ...

Seattle is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Tacoma. It is located about 25 miles [ km] to the south of Seattle

For comparison, Seattle has a population of 770,000 people.

The following is a sample of nearby communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance .<2>

  • Alki [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alki
    • Alki [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Seattle
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alki
  • Clyde Hill [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde Hill
    • Clyde Hill [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Seattle
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,398 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde Hill
  • Columbia City [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia City
    • Columbia City [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Seattle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia City
  • Fremont [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont
    • Fremont [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Seattle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fremont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
  • Green Lake [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Lake
    • Green Lake [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Seattle
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Lake
  • Hunts Point [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunts Point
    • Hunts Point [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Seattle
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 435 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunts Point
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Laurelhurst [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurelhurst
      • Laurelhurst [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurelhurst
    • Medina [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medina
      • Medina [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,308 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medina have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medina
    • Mercer Island Town [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercer Island Town
      • Mercer Island Town [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Seattle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mercer Island Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mercer Island Town
    • Mercer Island [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercer Island
      • Mercer Island [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,912 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mercer Island
    • Pontiac [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontiac
      • Pontiac [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Seattle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pontiac have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontiac
    • Ravenna [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenna
      • Ravenna [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Seattle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravenna have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenna
    • Seward Park [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seward Park
      • Seward Park [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seward Park
    • University Village [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Village
      • University Village [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Seattle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Village
    • Yarrow Point [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yarrow Point
      • Yarrow Point [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,146 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yarrow Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yarrow Point<4>

For more communities neighboring Seattle, please visit our County-by-County Page for Seattle.

King County ...

Seattle is located in King County<5> and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of King County: Chelan, Kittitas, Pierce & Snohomish. The western boundary of the county is on Pudget Sound.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Seattle ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Seattle.

Airports Near Seattle ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<6> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Seattle and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Seattle.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Seattle ...

Looking for more information about Seattle? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor page for Seattle. Their page will give you an overview and then additional links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the TripAdvisor page for Seattle, there are neighboring communities that also have TripAdvisor pages. A list of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Seattle.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Washington

About King County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Seattle: www.cityofseattle.net/

The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Seattle.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Seattle) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Seattle. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SeattleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seattle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6091, Longitude: -122.3313    
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including King, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Seattle), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.




 

 

 

 

 


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