Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsB
- Crime & SafetyC
- Good for FamiliesB
- Cost of LivingC
- Health & FitnessB+
- Outdoor ActivitiesA+
Auburn is a town in Washington with a population of 79,110. Auburn is in King County. Living in Auburn offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Auburn there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Auburn and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Auburn are above average.
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Working in Auburn
Definitely one of those towns where you see people leave and then come right back, I would know because I was one of them, as well as my girlfriend. I grew up in Auburn, turned 18 enlisted into the military, and after my active service was up, I came right back because there's no place like home! Easy commute to either Tacoma or Seattle (without traffic). As long as you know what time traffic dies, you'll be able to travel freely and with ease. Perfect example is going northbound to Seattle (between 0530-0930) is traffic and southbound from Seattle (between 1500-1900) is traffic.
I enjoy Auburn very much. It is very friendly, and the schools are in nice shape. The surrounding neighborhood is also very kid-friendly. Everything is in close distance to you, or just a few minutes away in a car. The public transportation is great. There are plenty of places to go out and have fun, the night-life is there if you want it! Great place to raise a family.
Small town some miles out from Seattle, overall friendly people with a range of interests and experiences, networking is one of the best things possible in Auburn as it'll certainly pay off in the future - should you find the right people to keep in contact with. We were supported by friends and family from around the area when tragedies hit and especially when we had to move away from home more than once. The town is a bit strange to get around transportation-wise as there are many backroads, alley-ways, and shortcuts, but the more the merrier to learn!