Rainier Beach
Rainier Beach

In the early days, the landscape here was ideal for farming, hunting, and logging. Developers recognized a good thing when the saw it and cleared land for houses. In fact, the same man that put Green Lake on the map also had a hand in luring people to Rainier Beach. He created Atlantic City Park, now known as Beer Sheva Park. Rail lines connecting Seattle to Renton also helped draw people into the area. During World War II, housing developments were made to accommodate war workers, and after the war these became low-income residences. In the years that followed the war, crime rates rose and people left the neighborhood. Towards the end of the century, however, new houses were built, and those who were looking for affordable options moved in. Since then, the neighborhood has seen growth and prosperity.

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