Percentage of city: 3 percent
Under 18: 896 (24 percent of the area)
Housing Units: 1,635
Just to the north of Somerset, Factoria is a major commercial and employment center serving the entire region. It is home to the Factoria Shopping Center, surrounding retail development and a number of business offices and corporate headquarters.
The small and intensely developed commercial area is bordered by Interstate 405 on the west and I-90 on the north. A significant amount of multifamily housing and outlying single-family neighborhoods ring the commercial district. The neighborhoods include Mockingbird Hill, between Newport High School and I-405, and Monthaven, a well-maintained enclave tucked into the hillside just west of Somerset.
According to historian Lucille McDonald, Factoria’s first incarnation was the result of a 1910 plan by a Chicago development company to create an industrial area and freight terminal on former marshland. Nothing much came of the plan until nearly 50 years later when the original survey stakes were discovered by another generation of developers.
Newport High School
Tyee Middle School
Puesta del Sol Elementary School