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The location of South Prairie









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to South Prairie.

This page contains seven sections:

Around South Prairie ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Seattle. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the north of South Prairie. Seattle has a population of 725,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tacoma. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the northwest of South Prairie and has a population of 213,000 people.

For comparison, South Prairie has a population of 440 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from South Prairie and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Auburn   [Map]   80,776   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bellevue   [Map]   144,444   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Bothell   [Map]   45,533   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Burien   [Map]   51,671   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Edmonds   [Map]   42,209   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Federal Way   [Map]   96,690   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Kent   [Map]   128,458   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Kirkland   [Map]   88,630   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lacey   [Map]   49,748   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lakewood   [Map]   60,296   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Olympia   [Map]   51,609   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Redmond   [Map]   64,291   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Renton   [Map]   101,379   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Sammamish   [Map]   64,548   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Shoreline   [Map]   56,189   N   44 miles [70.8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Alderton   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bonney Lake   [Map]   20,675   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Buckley   [Map]   4,819   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Carbonado   [Map]   701   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Enumclaw   [Map]   11,784   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lake Tapps   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
McMillin   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
North Puyallup   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Orting   [Map]   7,983   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Osceola   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Prairie Ridge   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Puyallup   [Map]   41,001   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
South Hill   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sumner   [Map]   10,093   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wilkeson   [Map]   507   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Pierce County ...

South Prairie is located in Pierce County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pierce County: King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Lewis, Mason, Thurston & Yakima. The northwestern boundary of the county is on Pudget Sound.

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Prairie ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for South Prairie.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Prairie ...

Looking for more information about South Prairie? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for South Prairie, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for South Prairie.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around South Prairie. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of South Prairie. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

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

For the State of Washington

    Washington Tourism
    Parks for Washington

    Fishing in Washington
    Hunting in Washington

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Washington Statewide Tourism
    South Prairie Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for South Prairie


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Washington

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Washington

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Washington

Airports Near South Prairie ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to South Prairie.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Pierce Co. Airport - Thun Fld. (ICAO: KPLU)   [Map]   WSW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Auburn Muni.  (FAA ID: S50)   [Map]   NNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Seattle - Tacoma Intl.  (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]   NNW   23 miles [37 km]
Tacoma Narrows Airport (ICAO: KTIW)   [Map]   WNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Renton Muni. (ICAO: KRNT)   [Map]   NNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ranger Creek State Airport (FAA ID: 21W)   [Map]   ESE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Boeing Fld.    [Map]   NNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Vashon Muni. (FAA ID: 2S1)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to South Prairie.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from South Prairie. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Seattle - Tacoma Intl.  (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]   NNW   23 miles [37 km]
King County Intl.  (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]   NNW   28 miles [45.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Snohomish Co. Airport  (PAE/KPAE)   [Map]   N   53 miles [85.3 km]
Yakima Air Terminal Airport  (YKM/KYKM)   [Map]   ESE   83 miles [133.6 km]
Pangborn Meml.  (EAT/KEAT)   [Map]   ENE   90 miles [144.8 km]
Friday Hbr. Airport  (FRD/KFHR)   [Map]   NNW   104 miles [167.4 km]
Orcas Island Airport  (ESD/KORS)   [Map]   NNW   114 miles [183.5 km]
Bellingham Intl.  (BLI/KBLI)   [Map]   N   115 miles [185.1 km]
Portland - Hillsboro Airport  (HIO/KHIO)   [Map]   SSW   117 miles [188.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Pierce Co. Airport - Thun Fld. (ICAO: KPLU)   [Map]   WSW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Auburn Muni.  (FAA ID: S50)   [Map]   NNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Tacoma Narrows Airport (ICAO: KTIW)   [Map]   WNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Renton Muni. (ICAO: KRNT)   [Map]   NNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ranger Creek State Airport (FAA ID: 21W)   [Map]   ESE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Boeing Fld.    [Map]   NNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Vashon Muni. (FAA ID: 2S1)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Bandera State Airport (FAA ID: 4W0)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Seattle - Tacoma Intl.   (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]
  Website for Seattle - Tacoma International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
King County Intl.   (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]
  Website for King County International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Orcas Island Airport   (ESD/KORS)   [Map]
  Website for Orcas Island Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bellingham Intl.   (BLI/KBLI)   [Map]
  Website for Bellingham International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Portland - Hillsboro Airport   (HIO/KHIO)   [Map]
  Website for Portland - Hillsboro Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pierce Co. Airport - Thun Fld.   (ICAO: KPLU)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tacoma Narrows Airport   (ICAO: KTIW)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Renton Muni.   (ICAO: KRNT)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Portland Intl.   (PDX/KPDX)   [Map]
  Website for Portland International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Olympia Muni.   (OLM/KOLM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bremerton National Airport   (PWT/KPWT)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Victoria Intl.   (YYJ/CYYJ)   [Map]
  Website for Victoria International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Vancouver Intl.   (YVR/CYVR)   [Map]
  Website for Vancouver International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Spokane Intl.   (GEG/KGEG)   [Map]
  Website for Spokane International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Snohomish Co. Airport   (PAE/KPAE)   [Map]
  Website for Snohomish County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Yakima Air Terminal Airport   (YKM/KYKM)   [Map]
  Website for Yakima Air Terminal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pangborn Meml.   (EAT/KEAT)   [Map]
  Website for Pangborn Memorial Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Friday Hbr. Airport   (FRD/KFHR)   [Map]
  Website for Friday Harbor Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Washington

About Pierce County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for South Prairie. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.wa.us/

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 South Prairie.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- South Prairie) 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 South Prairie. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South Prairie

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Prairie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1393, Longitude: -122.0979     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to South Prairie), 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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