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Downtown Auburn is one of the top city in the State of Washington to start a business. The cost of living is much less than Downtown Seattle, yet it's only 20 minutes away by car and 15 minutes away by train. Downtown Auburn is also perfectly situated between Seattle and Tacoma, which allows business owners to easily do business with either city.
Downtown Auburn is host to a wide assortment of shopping destinations from premium big stores to unique boutiques for all ages and all types. Whether you want to chill at a bar with friends, have coffee and chat, or shop until you drop, Downtown Auburn is where you should be!
In 1893, a large group of settlers from Auburn, New York moved to Slaughter, and renamed the town to “Auburn.” Due to this history, when Auburn was building its second high school in the mid-1990's. Auburn was originally incorporated as “Slaughter,” named after William Slaughter, who died in a Treaty War in 1855. At the time, the main hotel in town was called the “Slaughter House.”