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Life in Enumclaw
Small town of about 5,000. Great weather in late Spring and long Summer. Fantastic skiing very close.Lakes and rivers all around.Good restaurants and pubs. Fantastic place to raise a family or retire.
Anonymous (Current resident)
Jul 31, 2018
Enumclaw WA is one of those towns I was only peripherally aware of until I lived there. It was a sign on the highway, an indication that we were almost to the Crystal Mountain ski area, which is one of its main attractions. It's a flat place nestled up against the Cascade Range foothills, and the name comes from a Salish Tribes myth, in which brothers Enumclaw and Kapoonis were turned into thunder and lightning, respectively.
There are no big box stores or chain restaurants in or immediately around Enumclaw, because the city has chosen to go the small-town route, which is scenic and often tasty; local trout is a good choice, for instance. The King County Fair and the Pacific Northwest Highland Games are held here as well. If you need a big city fix, though, it's about an hour drive to Seattle, assuming low traffic. Healthcare options and major corporate employers abound, however, so the commute isn't bad for work or health.
May 23, 2018
Source: The Enumclaw, WA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).