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23427 27th Avenue South in Des Moines.
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6 homes for sale along the Rapidride A line

From Seatac to Federal Way

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23427 27th Avenue South in Des Moines.
| Via Heaton Dainard

The Rapidride A doesn’t go through Seattle at all, but it does connect much of South King County to surrounding cities. The bus rapid transit line runs on Pacific Highway South between the Federal Way Transit Center and the Tukwila International Boulevard Station, where riders can transfer to Link light rail.

The route is straightforward—it just runs about 12 miles north to south along the highway, with a slight turn to make it to the transit center. But it passes through a few south county suburbs along the way, from Des Moines to Kent, hitting neighborhoods from Angle Lake to Redondo Beach.

The area in the middle is rich with Boeing boom-era midcentury ramblers, with a couple of patches of condos and new construction. These homes also come at a cheaper price than they do up north, although like anywhere in the area, they’re a little pricier than they would’ve been a few years ago.

We found six notable homes along the route.

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1. 3410 South 192nd Street

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3410 S 192nd St
SeaTac, WA 98188

A few blocks from Angle Lake—and not far from Angle Lake Station—this four-bedroom, 1965 rambler has multiple roof peaks and a fully fenced backyard. It also has two fireplaces, including one that looks like a hybrid of the midcentury slab and 1920s brick. It’s listed for $489,000.

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2. 23427 27th Avenue South

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23427 27th Ave S
Des Moines, WA 98198

This four-bedroom, 1955 basement rambler in Des Moines benefits from that midcentury obsession with stone, from half-walls on the exterior to an imposing fireplace in the living room. Like many area basement ramblers of the era, it’s built into a hillside and has a deck spanning much of the back side of the home. It’s listed for $474,950.

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3. 28048 13th Avenue South

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28048 13th Ave S
Des Moines, WA 98198

This 1973, three-bedroom split-level in Des Moines is being advertised more for its auto shop—an eight-car garage with a hydraulic lift, a paint screen, RV storage, and other amenities for car lovers—but it has some fun features for humans, too, like floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights in the living area. It’s on the market for $398,500.

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4. 28418 16th Avenue South Unit 202

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28418 16th Ave S
Federal Way, WA 98003

This extremely beachy-looking complex in Federal Way’s Redondo Beach area is home to this two-bedroom condo. A west-facing deck has a tree and water view. It’s listed for $179,000; HOA dues are $250 per month.

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5. 2016 South 285th Street

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2016 S 285th St
Federal Way, WA 98003

In Federal Way, this 1967 rambler has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a huge backyard with a gazebo. A small outbuilding could be an office or shop. This one’s going for $340,000.

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6. 30828 20th Avenue South

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30828 20th Ave S
Federal Way, WA 98003

In Federal Way a couple of blocks from Steel Lake Park, this four-bedroom home from 1955 has a large, tree-lined backyard. The inside features an interesting floorplan with three-ish levels and lots of little nooks, including an elevated closet or office in one bedroom. It’s listed for $379,000.

Via John L. Scott

1. 3410 South 192nd Street

3410 S 192nd St, SeaTac, WA 98188
Via Maxim Properties

A few blocks from Angle Lake—and not far from Angle Lake Station—this four-bedroom, 1965 rambler has multiple roof peaks and a fully fenced backyard. It also has two fireplaces, including one that looks like a hybrid of the midcentury slab and 1920s brick. It’s listed for $489,000.

3410 S 192nd St
SeaTac, WA 98188

2. 23427 27th Avenue South

23427 27th Ave S, Des Moines, WA 98198
Via Heaton Dainard

This four-bedroom, 1955 basement rambler in Des Moines benefits from that midcentury obsession with stone, from half-walls on the exterior to an imposing fireplace in the living room. Like many area basement ramblers of the era, it’s built into a hillside and has a deck spanning much of the back side of the home. It’s listed for $474,950.

23427 27th Ave S
Des Moines, WA 98198

3. 28048 13th Avenue South

28048 13th Ave S, Des Moines, WA 98198
Via Coldwell Banker Bain

This 1973, three-bedroom split-level in Des Moines is being advertised more for its auto shop—an eight-car garage with a hydraulic lift, a paint screen, RV storage, and other amenities for car lovers—but it has some fun features for humans, too, like floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights in the living area. It’s on the market for $398,500.

28048 13th Ave S
Des Moines, WA 98198

4. 28418 16th Avenue South Unit 202

28418 16th Ave S, Federal Way, WA 98003
Via Berkshire Hathaway

This extremely beachy-looking complex in Federal Way’s Redondo Beach area is home to this two-bedroom condo. A west-facing deck has a tree and water view. It’s listed for $179,000; HOA dues are $250 per month.

28418 16th Ave S
Federal Way, WA 98003

5. 2016 South 285th Street

2016 S 285th St, Federal Way, WA 98003
Via Keller Williams

In Federal Way, this 1967 rambler has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a huge backyard with a gazebo. A small outbuilding could be an office or shop. This one’s going for $340,000.

2016 S 285th St
Federal Way, WA 98003

6. 30828 20th Avenue South

30828 20th Ave S, Federal Way, WA 98003
Via John L. Scott

In Federal Way a couple of blocks from Steel Lake Park, this four-bedroom home from 1955 has a large, tree-lined backyard. The inside features an interesting floorplan with three-ish levels and lots of little nooks, including an elevated closet or office in one bedroom. It’s listed for $379,000.

30828 20th Ave S
Federal Way, WA 98003