City of SeaTac, Washington

SeaTac, Washington is a city of 25,000 residents located in King County. It is twelve miles south of downtown Seattle and twenty miles north of downtown Tacoma. The city, which was incorporated in 1990, is a hybrid name between the cities of Seattle and Tacoma.

SeaTac is at an elevation of about 400 feet, located about five miles east of Puget Sound. It is about ten square miles in size and is bordered by the cities of Tukwila to the east and north, Burien to the northwest and west, Normandy Park to the southwest, Des Moines to the south, and Kent to the southeast. The communities of Angle Lake, Bow Lake, McMicken, and Riverton are all within SeaTacís city limits.

Sea-Tac Airport

Home of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

SeaTac's economy is primarily based on the Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, which is located in the city and is the Puget Sound regionís sole airport serving large commercial passenger airlines. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Airís headquarters is located in SeaTac along with many other businesses in the aviation industry.

Numerous hotels, rental car agencies, restaurants, and airport parking businesses can be found in SeaTac. Also the Federal Bureau of Prisons operates a Federal Detention Center in SeaTac. The cityís businesses employ more than 36,000 people.

Community Information

SeaTac is a diverse community. The most common languages spoken besides English are Spanish, Somali and Punjabi. The city has a public library and is served by the King County Sheriffís Office. SeaTac is in the Highline School District and is home to Tyee High School.

SeaTac has a lot of great opportunities for recreation. Angle Lake Park, which has a boat launch, a fishing pier, and playground equipment; Des Moines Creek Trail Park, which has ninety-six largely wooded acres and a paved trail for bicyclists and pedestrians; and Grandview Park, which is a thirty-seven acre dog off-leash park with excellent views of the Auburn/Kent Valley, all provide recreation for SeaTacís citizens and visitors.

Several others parks in the city have soccer fields, baseball fields, softball fields, tennis courts, and basketball courts and there is also Tyee Golf Course just south of the airport.