What was once a very rural area in Western Washington has become a beautiful suburban area that is east of Kent and west of Maple Valley. Over the last decade, Covington, WA has grown and thrived. Those who want to live near two major cities yet reside in a quieter, family-oriented place will find Covington an ideal option. Housing is mainly single-family residences in the mid-price range, with the occasional available lot to build on and custom lakefront estates. In Covington you’ll find solid schools, ample events, and plenty of things to do in the city or nearby. Short commutes get you to a myriad of employers, and people who crave nature will find more than enough ways to get outdoors.
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One of the biggest draws for Covington is the ability to get a house in King County at a competitive price. The homes mostly are targeted toward families and offer some room to grow. New construction is readily available, meaning you can find homes with modern amenities and open layouts. Pipe Lake is a popular spot for beautiful, custom lakefront estates, and there are still opportunities to own charming older homes in good condition or invest in a fixer too. Neighborhoods each have their own character that will appeal to a wide variety of people. The median home price in Covington is around $325,000, and the population approximately 18,000.
Drive any direction and find top employers and several fields of employment. One of the closest places is Kent, which is home to companies like Blue Origin, Boeing, Diamondback Bicycles, Novara, Oberto Sausauge Company, ThyssenKrupp, Tazo Tea, and REI. Many other options are found in both Seattle and Tacoma as well as throughout King County.
Covington has a solid school district made up of three elementary schools, Mattson Middle School, and Tahoma Senior High School. You can find a nice variety of preschools in the area, and there is private education in both Covington and Kent. For higher education, the Puget Sound is home to several top universities, many of them located in either Seattle or Tacoma.
The City of Covington offers residents a wide range of things to do. Many events happen throughout the year, including the Covington Days Festival, Sausage and CiderFest, Summer Concerts in the Park, and more. The city also has an aquatics center, recreation center, and several parks and trails for the community to enjoy. Finding your necessities is easy at local shops and stores. There are a few restaurants to choose from, and the nearby community of Kent also provides several options. One thing the area is excited for is the upcoming LakePointe project. It is a multiuse area designed to support living, play, entertainment, retail, and more.
Covington is also nicely centralized to the vibrant cities of Tacoma and Seattle, both which provide excellent art, culture, and attractions. Residents can also easily retreat into nature. Some nearby hotspots include Tiger Mountain, Snoqualmie Pass, and Mount Rainier National Park. Popular activities in the area are hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and camping.
As Covington continues to expand and become a sought after place, it’s helpful to have the assistance of an experienced agent that knows the area. If you’re looking for your next home, and are interesting in Covington, WA, contact SheriGoldman.com today.
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