When you move into your new Federal Way apartment at Brier Woods, you’ll probably want to spend some time getting to know your new neighborhood. Perhaps you’re a Washington native, and you already know the vibrancy and excitement of the region. Maybe you’re new to the area, and you want to take up some new hobbies or find the best places to eat, shop, and do your weekly errands. Fortunately, our apartments for rent in Federal Way WA offer an excellent location for a wide variety of activities and regular errands that you may invariably need to accomplish each week.

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Not only will you find that your Federal Way apartment is filled with cozy amenities and luxurious upgrades, but you’ll find that same enthusiasm in the businesses, restaurants, and venues around the area. If you love nature and the outdoors, you’ll want to spend a weekend exploring the Pacific Bonsai Museum, as well as the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden. If you’re looking for some camping and time near the water, you might consider heading to Dash Point State Park. The kids might enjoy visiting Wild Waves & Enchanted Village in the summer. Whether your pursuits are inside a building or out under the sunshine, Federal Way has an activity for you.

One of the most important things you’ll need to do as you get to know your new Federal Way apartments is finding places to eat. Not only will you need to know where the grocery stores are, but you’ll also want to find the restaurants and eateries that you’ll want to visit on occasion. Popular restaurants include Jimmy Mac’s Roadhouse, the Federal Way Black Bear Diner, and McGrath’s Fish House. If you’re looking for a grocery store, you’ll find a few Safeways, as well as a WinCo Foods to do your shopping. Whether you eat in at your gourmet kitchen or you head out for a meal in town, your Federal Way apartment at Brier Woods will help you enjoy life to the fullest!

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Entertainment & Interest

AMC Classic Gateway – Classic movie theatre experience with the best movie times at affordable prices.

Pattison’s West Skating Center -Check out this rink that is an affordable, fun, and safe place the whole family can enjoy. Pattison’s West is a landmark in Western Washington and has been entertaining families for 30 years.

Emerald Downs – Modern horse racing center. Take in track level and grandstand seats, as well as dining options & special activities for all ages.

Tilt Arcade – Classic mall arcade offering a variety of games and arcade machines with friendly attendants for all ages.

Pacific Bonsai Museum – Take in the sights of over 100 bonsai trees from China, Japan, Canada, Korea, Taiwan & America.

Rhododendron Species Botanical Gardens – Vast, 22-acre garden with a variety of rhododendrons & azaleas, plus seasonal & perennial plants & blossoms. This garden is home to the world’s largest public garden collection of the species rhododendrons.

Century Federal Way and XD – Enjoy the movies in comfort at this theater complex with multiple screens, all-stadium seating & self-service ticketing kiosks.

Wild Waves and Enchanted Village – Take the family to this kid-friendly theme park with rollercoasters, water area, pool, and slides.

Secoma Lanes – Cash only cute bowling alley with your standard arcade games, bar/diner, and bowling lanes. Bowling balls and shoes on sale in our local shop.

White River Valley Museum – Small, local history museum with displays ranging from a Japanese immigrant home to a historic 1924 caboose.

Dining

Verrazano’s Italian Restaurant – Italian eatery specializing in the freshest local seafood, steaks and other classic Italian cuisines.

QDOBA Mexican Eats – Mexican restaurant chain serving up big, bold flavor with customizable tacos, burritos, and more.

Denny’s – Classic American diner food. Open 24-hours for your convenience.

Akasaka Restaurant – Enjoy sushi served by an owner with 30 years of experience as a sushi chef at this local Japanese destination.

Azteca Mexican Restaurants – Authentic Mexican fare including a variety of Mexican dishes, all served in a warm Hacienda-style atmosphere. We even have a “Little Amigo” menu the kids can order from.

Pho Hoang Restaurant – Vietnamese eatery providing soups & classic entrees in a down-to-earth atmosphere.

Jasmine Mongolian Grill – Hip all-you-can-eat Chinese restaurant with a view of our central grill in the open kitchen.

Tokyo Japanese Steak House – Teppanyaki chefs make a show of grilling meats tableside at this popular, family-friendly hibachi restaurant.

Shopping

Gateway Center – Local shopping mall with casual dining options plus a movie theater.

The Commons at Federal Way Mall – Neighborhood shopping mall that has it all. Features 90-plus stores, full-service restaurants, an arcade & a multiplex. (www.shopthecommonsmall.com)

Pavilions Center II – located in the heart of the shopping destination area for Federal Way between Seattle and Tacoma. The shopping center features major retailers and is conveniently located on the retail corridor of 320th Street and Highway 99.

Big 5 Sporting Goods – Chain sporting goods retailer providing a full range of sporting & outdoor equipment, shoes, apparel, and more. (www.big5sportinggoods.com)

T.J. Maxx – National chain featuring stylish brand-name apparel, shoes & accessorie, and more.

Party City – Retail chain providing numerous types of party supplies, plus costumes & holiday decorations.

Schools

Federal Way Headstart Preschool – Local preschool providing part day and full day preschool education and support to families.

Lake Grove Elementary School – Public elementary school located in Federal Way, WA. It has 382 students in grades PK, K-5 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. This school is rated below average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here are making about average year-over-year academic improvement, and this school has below average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students.

Mirror Lake Elementary School – Public elementary school located in Federal Way, WA. It has 459 students in grades PK, K-5 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. This school is rated about average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here are making about average year-over-year academic improvement, and this school has about average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students.

Lakota Middle School – Public middle school located in Federal Way, WA. It has 778 students in grades 6-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. This school is rated below average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here are making about average year-over-year academic improvement, and this school has below average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students.

Federal Way High School – Public school located in Federal Way, WA. It has 1,634 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. This school is rated below average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform below average on state tests, have below average college readiness measures, and this school has below average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students.

Convenience

New World Korean Market – Retail chain featuring an eclectic array of imported housewares, decorations, furniture, and more.

Federal Way Farmers Market –  A favorite source for fresh produce, flowers, prepared foods and occasional live music. Get your food from the source at this outdoor market available Saturday from 9am – 3pm between May and October. (www.federalwayfarmersmarket.com)

H Mart – Asian grocery store chain supplying imported packaged foods & housewares. While visiting, try out a pre-prepared meal.

Trader Joe’s- Upscale grocery chain with a variety of signature items, plus produce, dairy & more (most sell wine & beer).

Wells Fargo Bank – Branch location with multilingual tellers available, ATM’s, drive-up service, and safe deposit boxes.

Chase Bank– Branch location with tellers available, drive-up services, multilingual ATM’s and safe deposit boxes.

Planet Fitness – 24-hour fitness center that is available to novice and veteran gym users.

Federal Way Community Center – Get your fitness and recreational needs met at this community center. Offering fitness classes, leisure pools, and a climbing pinnacle (itallhappenshere.org).

Safeway Market – Longtime supermarket chain carrying brand-name & house-label groceries. Offering fresh deli and baked goods.

St Francis Hospital – Accredited Heart Failure Center and is recognized as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. Be treated by experienced physicians, nurses and providers offering exceptional care and compassion.(www.chifranciscan.org/st-francis-hospital.html)

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