The city of Covington, located in South King County, is nestled between Kent, Auburn, and Maple Valley.

The city was named after Richard Covington who was a surveyor for the North Pacific Railway. Between 1899 and 1900 the North Pacific Railway built a cut-off between Auburn and Kanasakat which improved the company’s east-west route across Stampede Pass. Covington worked on establishing the line through western Washington which completed it from St. Paul, Minnesota, to Auburn. 

Before the area was known as Covington, it was originally named Jenkins Prairie. In 1996 Covington became an incorporated city of King County. 

Covington, WA Real Estate 

There are a wide variety of single family homes in Covington. A little over ⅓ of them were built in the year 2000 or later. As of August, 2022 the median home price in Covington, WA is $639,200.

Redfin considers Covington a “competitive” housing market with most properties getting multiple offers.

Notable Covington, WA Neighborhoods include: 

  • Meridian Heights
  • Timberlane
  • City Center
  • Timberlane West

Living in Covington, WA

Education 

K-12 students living in Covington are served by the Kent School District. Covington students attend these schools: 

  • Cedar Valley Elementary School
  • Covington Elementary School
  • Crestwood Elementary School
  • Grass Lake Elementary School
  • Horizon Elementary School
  • Jenkins Creek Elementary School
  • Lake Young Elementary School
  • Meridian Elementary School
  • Sawyer Woods Elementary School
  • Sunrise Elementary School
  • Cedar Heights Middle School
  • Mattson Middle School
  • Rainier Christian Middle School
  • Kentwood Christian Academy
  • Kentwood Senior High School 
  • Kentlake Senior High School

Healthcare 

There are many great healthcare options in and around Covington. These options include: 

Attractions

With its prime location. There are many fun things to do in and around Covington including: 

  • The Gnomes Trail is a great place to take the whole family. This easy “hike” is 0.7 miles long and takes about 17 minutes to complete. It will enrich your imagination as you spot the gnomes along the trail. 
  • The Maple Valley Farmers Market runs throughout the summer months. In the Fall they have a Harvest Market and in December they have a Holiday Market. 
  • PGP Motorsport Park is a popular Go Kart track in Kent, WA. The minimum age for drivers is 14 years old. But they do allow 10-13 year olds who have successfully completed the PGP Junior Race course. It should also be noted that all drivers under 18 have to have a parent or guardian present to sign the waiver. 
  • Are you a fan of craft beer? You have to check out Cosmic Bottles. They have a vast selection of craft beer, cider, and wine. Their focus is on local brews.
  • The Soos Creek Botanical Garden & Heritage Center is a beautiful place to go for a stroll. They have not only beautiful scenery. But there is also a great heritage center that tells the history of the Soos Creek Plateau. 

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