3.6 out of 10

South 126th St, Tukwila

47.4899913941554 -122.286905098433
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Cost of Living
  • Public Transport
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5

"Not the most desirable neighborhood"

Although it's nestled between a greenbelt and Hilltop Park, South 126th Street is a bit run down and desolate. The homes are adequate, but nothing really great. Most have a tree or two in the front or back yards, but the street isn't what you'd call "green". Hilltop Park is a bit scary, too, and is supposed to be shut down due to the drug deals known to go down there.

On the plus side, North SeaTac park is only a block away on S. 128th Street and provides a great playground for kids, terrific walking trails winding through a few acres of trees and sports fields for baseball, soccer, tennis and basketball. The street is also close to the Boulevard Park branch of the King County Library, which is a nice branch because it's seldom used and very quiet.

The neighborhoods on S. 126th Street between 20th and 24th Avenues are generally quiet, but the area is still trying to pull itself out of a crime-laden reputation and sirens can often be heard periodically day or night. Cell reception is spotty in the area, though improving. Residents do have quick access to Hwy 509 that leads to downtown Seattle in about 15 minutes, and traffic is generally not that bad, compared to other neighborhoods surrounding the city.

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