Overview of Enumclaw
Sitting approximately 45 minutes southeast of Seattle and just beyond the gates of Mt. Rainier National Park, Enumclaw offers the best of Western Washington. Enumclaw has retained its small-town vibe yet its residents can still benefit from the many amenities that Tacoma and Seattle have to offer. Enumclaw apartments for rent are perfect for families looking for a quaint community, retirees who want to settle into a more rural lifestyle, or singles who love the outdoors.
Living in Enumclaw, WA
The city of Enumclaw was first established in 1885, the same year that the Northern Pacific Railroad routed its way through the area. The town's first hotel, general store and saloon all sat on Mary and Frank Stevensons' property. Most of the land they gave away in hopes that the city around them would grow.
Despite being a small town, the city has a handful of prosperous companies headquartered nearby. The Mutual of Enumclaw was named one of 2012's Best Large Companies to work for by Seattle Business Magazine.
Enumclaw Attractions and Special Events
Hailed by some as the "gateway to Mt. Rainier," most residents have taken at least a few hikes on the lower 48's second tallest peak. Mt. Rainier National Park offers year-round fun, with hiking, biking, skiing and snowshoeing all readily available to residents. Where else in the world can you be at a glacier only a few hours from your house?
Of course, urban enthusiasts can hop in a car and be in the city within 35 minutes. With top-notch theater, music and museums located in Seattle, Enumclaw residents are never short on culture. There's never any shortage of fun in this part of the state!
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