The City of Federal Way is located 24 miles south of the city of Seattle, making it an ideal suburban location in which to live. The city has a large retail core and is home to many businesses including Weyerhaeuser, the largest private owner of softwood timberland in the world. A wide variety of excellent living opportunities exist including condominiums, suburban neighborhoods, and homes with golf course, waterfront, and water views. A large variety of recreational and cultural activities abound close by. In addition, Federal Way is a reasonable commute into the cities of Seattle and Tacoma for other recreational, shopping, and cultural options.