GET TO KNOW Skyway
Between Seattle, Tukwila and Renton lies the unincorporated "island," of Skyway. Many of its homes were built in the 50s and 60s. The infrastructure has not advanced much in that time either. For these reasons, you can still get a lot of yard and house for your money in the neighborhood. It's thoroughly a suburb, so it isn't well suited to those who want to walk to shops and grocery stores. However, Skyway is surrounded by other major municipalities. Those who don't mind the drive will have plenty of options for food, entertainment, and commute routes. The terrain of Skyway is quite hilly. (Its full designation Bryn Mawr-Skyway says it all, as "Bryn Mawr" is Welsh for "big hill.") Hence, the views vary widely depending on your location. However, everyone can enjoy the scenic biking trails and parks in the area. Including one of Seattle's most unique and beautiful parks in the area, Kubota Garden.
WHERE TO SHOP
The Landing (Renton): From central Skyway, The Landing (and its full selection of retail and dining) is just an 11 minute drive.
WHERE TO CHILL
Maya Whole Health Studio (Renton): Yoga, Pilates, massage, acupuncture...everything you need to unwind in a calm, clean environment.
WHERE TO BE OUTSIDE
Kubota Garden: A dreamy 20-acre park composed of several gardens informed by traditional Japanese techniques and aesthetics.
WHERE TO EAT
Angel City Deli: A no-frills diner specializing in soul food, like ribs and BBQ chicken, plus daily specials.
WHERE TO DRINK
The Beach Comber: A friendly, relaxed dive bar with games, plenty of taps and cocktails, and good pub grub.
LIVE IN Skyway
$200 kCondo Avg.
$400 kSingle Family Avg.
$2,4002 Bedroom Rent