Along with the nearby Greenbridge community, Seola Gardens is part of KCHA’s effort to revitalize King County’s White Center neighborhood. Since the early 2000s we have invested more than $250 million in public and private funding to build new housing and expand the services available to residents.
Originally known as Park Lake Homes II, the community was built to house World War II defense workers. As recently as 2009, low-income families still lived in the property’s run-down, barracks-like housing.
Nearly 300 renters and owners now call Seola Gardens home. Attractive, energy-efficient new homes have supplanted the old 1940s-era housing. New amenities such as parks and trails encourage outdoor activity. A community center provides educational opportunities to both children and adults. Thanks to a host of environmentally friendly features, Seola Gardens provides sustainable housing that costs less to operate and offers healthier places to live.
Seola Gardens slide show