Puget Sound: ESD 121


Puget Sound

Educational Service District 121

Washington’s most populated area thrives with culture, urban adventures and history. Seattle and Tacoma set the cultural agenda, but this region is also home to Mt. Rainier National Park, Puget Sound islands, hundreds of hamlets and thousands of miles of hiking trails. From the state capital to the Cascades crest, town and wilderness live side-by-side.

What Makes This Region Great?

The urban settings, always in bloom with museums, galleries and green space, invite evening art walks, park strolls and dinners. Ski resorts, kayak rentals as well as award-winning theaters and restaurants of every variety all reside within easy reach.


Tacoma continues to make great strides as another Greater Puget Sound cultural center. Home to the Museum Of Glass and Tacoma Art Studio, arts lovers also flock to the historic Pantages Theater and Beaux Arts Rialto after enjoying dinner at several independent restaurants.


Living in Puget Sound is all about access, to everything! You can see the sailboat races on Lake Union as you drive to Belltown to check out the latest sushi restaurant and then wrap up the evening enjoying the local theaters latest play.


Puget Sound remains a largely rural region. You can visit hiking trails and rural areas within just 45 minutes of downtown Seattle. Enjoy the miles of hiking, walking and bike trails. 


“I had a teacher who really cared about me – academically and personally. That made me want to be that teacher and let students know that I believe in them and they should believe in themselves.”

Kiana Brisco
Highline Public Schools

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