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Directions to Washington State

GETTING TO WASHINGTON STATE:

The state is located in the extreme northwest corner of the contiguous United States. It is bordered by Oregon to the south, Idaho to the east and the Canadian Province of British Columbia to the north. The western side of the state is bordered by the Pacific Ocean.

DRIVING: All areas of the state can be reached by major Interstates or good state roads. Running north-south through the western part of the state is Interstate 5 which comes from Oregon and continues up to British Columbia where it becomes Canadian Highway 99. Another north-south route is Interstate 82 from Hermiston, Oregon, up through the tri-cities of Pasco, Richland and Kennewick. It continues north through Yakima eventually becoming Highway 97 and crossing Wenatchee, Chelan and the Okanogan Valley before reaching Canada. Interstate 90 runs east-west in the almost center of the state coming from Idaho, through Spokane in Eastern Washington and terminating in Seattle to the west. Other east-west highways are Highway 12 in the southern part of the state and Highway 2 in the northern part.

FLYING: There are major international airports in the Seattle Tacoma area (Western Washington) and Spokane in eastern Washington. Access to the state is also easy from Portland International in Portland, Oregon, just across the river from Vancouver, Washington (not Vancouver, BC) in the southern part of the state and from Vancouver, BC just across the border from Blaine and Bellingham, Washington in the northern region of the state. There are also jet serviced airports in Wenatchee, Yakima and the Tri-Cities.

RAIL: Amtrak provides passenger rail service north-south through Seattle-Tacoma and east-west through Spokane to Seattle.

Directions to Seattle

GETTING TO SEATTLE:
Seattle is not the capital of the state, but it is the largest city and center to a great deal of commerce, social events and activities. It sits on the east side of Puget Sound and (to confuse things further) on the west side of Lake Washington which reaches north-south some 40 miles.

From Portland, Oregon:
- Take Interstate 5 North
- You will drive directly through the heart of the city
- There are neighborhoods both north and south of the city, that will require specific instructions to find.
- The city of Tacoma is about 30 miles south of seattle
- The city of Everett is about 30 miles north.
- The city of Bellevue is about 10 miles east.

From Vancouver, British Columbia:
- Take Interstate 5 South (about 140 miles)
- You will drive directly through the heart of the city.
- Look for specific instructions to your neighborhood destination.

From Spokane, Washington:
- Take Interstate 90 West
- You will arrive at the center of the City
- From there you will need directions to your neighborhood destination.

From West of Seattle:
- From the west side of Puget Sound
- You can take a ferry directly into the city
- Or a ferry to other destinations north or south of town
- Then follow an Interstate into the city.

Directions to this property

From Seattle

- Follow Interstate 5 North to Banner Way Northeast (22 minutes from Seattle, 7.9 miles)
- Take Exit 172 toward North 85th Street/Aurora Avenue North
- Merge onto Banner Way Northeast
- Continue onto North 85th Street (1.4 miles)
- Pass by Jack in the Box on the right in 0.7 miles
- Turn left onto Third Avenue Northwest ( 0.2 miles)
- Turn left onto Northwest 81st Street (82 feet)
- Destination will be on the left