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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Sunnydale.

This page contains six sections:

Around Sunnydale ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Tacoma. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the northeast of Sunnydale. Tacoma has a population of 213,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kent. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the northeast of Sunnydale and has a population of 128,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Sunnydale and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Aberdeen   [Map]   16,462   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Auburn   [Map]   80,776   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Bonney Lake   [Map]   20,675   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Centralia   [Map]   17,216   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Des Moines   [Map]   31,238   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Federal Way   [Map]   96,690   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Kelso   [Map]   12,130   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Lacey   [Map]   49,748   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lakewood   [Map]   60,296   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Longview   [Map]   37,602   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Olympia   [Map]   51,609   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Port Orchard   [Map]   13,997   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Puyallup   [Map]   41,001   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tumwater   [Map]   22,973   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
University Place   [Map]   33,401   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bucoda   [Map]   583   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Chehalis Village   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Chehalis   [Map]   7,533   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Claquato   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
East Olympia   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fords Prairie   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Galvin   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Grand Mound   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Independence   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Kellys Korner   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Littlerock   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Oakville   [Map]   684   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rainier   [Map]   2,126   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rochester   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Tenino   [Map]   1,830   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

Thurston County ...

Sunnydale is located in Thurston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Thurston County: Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason & Pierce. The northeastern boundary of the county is on Pudget Sound.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunnydale ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Sunnydale.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Sunnydale. 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 Sunnydale. 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 to see and places to visit:

For the State of Washington

    Washington Tourism
    Parks for Washington

    Fishing in Washington
    Hunting in Washington


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 Sunnydale ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Olympia Muni.(OLM/KOLM)   [Map]   OLM   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Chehalis - Centralia Airport(ICAO: KCLS)   [Map]   CLS   SSW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ethel Intl.   [Map]   ---   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
South Lewis Co. Airport(ICAO: KTDO)   [Map]   TDO   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Elma Muni.   [Map]   4W8   WNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sanderson Fld.(SHN/KSHN)   [Map]   SHN   NNW   29 miles [46.7 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 be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Sunnydale.

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

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Seattle - Tacoma Intl. (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]   SEA   NNE   51 miles [82.1 km]
King County Intl. (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]   BFI   NNE   56 miles [90.1 km]
Portland Intl. (PDX/KPDX)   [Map]   PDX   S   87 miles [140 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Snohomish Co. Airport (PAE/KPAE)   [Map]   PAE   NNE   80 miles [128.7 km]
Portland - Hillsboro Airport (HIO/KHIO)   [Map]   HIO   S   89 miles [143.2 km]
Yakima Air Terminal Airport (YKM/KYKM)   [Map]   YKM   E   114 miles [183.5 km]
Friday Hbr. Airport (FRD/KFHR)   [Map]   FHR   N   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Olympia Muni.(OLM/KOLM)   [Map]   OLM   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Chehalis - Centralia Airport(ICAO: KCLS)   [Map]   CLS   SSW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ethel Intl.   [Map]   ---   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
South Lewis Co. Airport(ICAO: KTDO)   [Map]   TDO   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Elma Muni.   [Map]   4W8   WNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sanderson Fld.(SHN/KSHN)   [Map]   SHN   NNW   29 miles [46.7 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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
King County Intl.   (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]
        Website for King County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Olympia Muni.   (OLM/KOLM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chehalis - Centralia Airport   (ICAO: KCLS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Lewis Co. Airport   (ICAO: KTDO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sanderson Fld.   (SHN/KSHN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tacoma Narrows Airport   (ICAO: KTIW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pierce Co. Airport - Thun Fld.   (ICAO: KPLU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bremerton National Airport   (PWT/KPWT)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Portland Intl.   (PDX/KPDX)   [Map]
        Website for Portland International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kelso - Longview Airport   (ICAO: KKLS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Victoria Intl.   (YYJ/CYYJ)   [Map]
        Website for Victoria International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Vancouver Intl.   (YVR/CYVR)   [Map]
        Website for Vancouver International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Spokane Intl.   (GEG/KGEG)   [Map]
        Website for Spokane International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Snohomish Co. Airport   (PAE/KPAE)   [Map]
        Website for Snohomish County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Portland - Hillsboro Airport   (HIO/KHIO)   [Map]
        Website for Portland - Hillsboro Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Yakima Air Terminal Airport   (YKM/KYKM)   [Map]
        Website for Yakima Air Terminal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Friday Hbr. Airport   (FRD/KFHR)   [Map]
        Website for Friday Harbor Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Washington

About Thurston County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Thurston County: www.co.thurston.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: www.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 Sunnydale.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Sunnydale. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sunnydale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunnydale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8337, Longitude: -122.9329     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunnydale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Sunnydale), 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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