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Welcome to Vashon Heights ...

Vashon Heights is located in King County<1>.

The pronunciation of Vashon Heights: VASH-ahn<2>

A typical abbreviation for Vashon Heights: Vashon Hts. (in Canada, 'Hgts.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Vashon Heights is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Vashon Heights lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities near Vashon Heights ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Vashon Heights.

  • Seattle (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
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    • Seattle lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Vashon Heights and is located in King County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 769,714 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seattle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seattle<5>
  • Tacoma (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
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    • Tacoma lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Vashon Heights and is located in Pierce County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<5>
  • Bellevue (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
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    • Bellevue lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Vashon Heights and is located in King County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 148,073 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellevue
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellevue<5>
  • Kent (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
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    • Kent lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Vashon Heights and is located in King County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 130,676 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent<5>
  • Renton (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
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    • Renton lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of Vashon Heights and is located in King County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 101,494 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Renton<5>
  • Federal Way (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
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    • Federal Way lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Vashon Heights and is located in King County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 96,307 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Federal Way
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Federal Way<5>
  • Kirkland (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
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    • Kirkland lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Vashon Heights and is located in King County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,431 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirkland<5>
  • Auburn (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
    • Auburn lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Vashon Heights and is located in King County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,024 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<5>
  • Redmond (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redmond
    • Redmond lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Vashon Heights and is located in King County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,507 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redmond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redmond<5>
  • Shoreline (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoreline
    • Shoreline lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Vashon Heights and is located in King County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,197 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoreline
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shoreline<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Vashon Heights. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Vashon Heights.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Vashon Heights. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Vashon Heights.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Vashon Heights. See our Newspapers Page for Vashon Heights.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vashon Heights ...

Looking for more information about Vashon Heights? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Vashon Heights, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Vashon Heights.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Vashon Heights

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About King County

About Washington

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

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Vashon Heights. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Vashon Heights - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Vashon Heights) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Vashon Heights. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vashon HeightsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vashon Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5045, Longitude: -122.4656    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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