Area Code 206 - Information about Washington

The Capital of Washington State is located in the northern most tip of Puget Sound. It is easily the biggest city in the state of Washington and is also the state capital. Located near to Lake Washington, it is home to the US Naval Base and the Washington State Department of Transportation. Some famous names that have a residence in the Capital of Washington State are TV personality Oprah Winfrey, American Idol winner and actress Jennifer Hudson, singer Michael Buble, actors Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck and musician Kid Rock.


A number of people living in the Washington metropolitan area commute to Seattle, including local residents, or residents of the Puget Sound region. In fact, the majority of people commute into the city via Interstate 90. The more popular route is in the area of Burien. Burien is a small community located on the shores of Lake Washington between Mercer Island and Lake Washington. It is also home to the US Army Garrison Fort Lewis.

Burien is the second largest city of the greater Seattle-Tacoma region. It is the third largest city in the state of Washington after Seattle and Olympia. Most Seattleites who live within city limits take I-90 which passes through Burien.

There are a number of reasons why people commute to Burien. In particular, a number of IT professionals commute to the surrounding areas for higher pay and jobs in this industry. IT professionals in the area are able to make more money than in other states in the United States. Burien is also home to the Sound Transit, which connects commuters with all of the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue-Everett rail lines.

The popularity of Burien has risen rapidly over the past few years. In fact, it is one of the fastest growing communities in the state of Washington. People are attracted to the ease of living in the city. This is not only true for IT professionals, but for people who do not want to drive and find that commuting into the city is too long or dangerous.

One of the best things about Burien is that there is a lot of green space surrounding the city. It is also a safe community. In fact, the statistics show that the crime rate in Burien is lower than the national average.

It is likely that the Capitol Hill neighbourhood was a part of the reason why American Idol winner and actor Jennifer Hudson moved to Burien. Her wife Nick Loeb moved there to run a printing business. However, while living in the area, Hudson grew tired of what she considered to be high cost of living. Therefore, she decided to move to the suburbs of Seattle and began working for a higher paying position at Amazon.

Burien is fast becoming a popular college town. Not only is the college campus in the downtown area, but it is also a very densely populated area. This is great for students as the traffic is less congested and the housing is reasonably priced. One interesting thing about the area is that there is a large number of retirement communities in Burien.