This small town located about 31 miles from Tacoma and 59 miles from Seattle brings you rural living at its finest. With a population of just 3,007 (as of 2020) and spanning 4.766 km², Eatonville is a peaceful and close-knit community at the foothills of scenic Mt. Rainier.

The relaxed atmosphere is certainly a change of pace from the hustle and bustle of the Tacoma-Seattle-Bellevue Metro Area, which is why you’ll love coming home to Eatonville.

Landmarks include:

  • Mill Pond Park
  • Center Street Junction
  • Eatonville Community Center
  • Eatonville Library
  • John Galbraith House (listed on the National Register of Historic Places)

Historical highlights

Founded in 1889, the town incorporated in 1909 when the Eatonville Lumber Company brought newcomers to work in their mills, and who would eventually become life-long residents.

The mill closed in 1954 but the town continued to grow and prosper, with residents branching out to other industries and professions.

Once home to the Nisqually, Eatonville has come a long way since its humble origins as a logging town. Today, it is one of the most desirable places to live in Pierce County, WA with good schools, gorgeous homes, and a strong sense of community.

Eatonville, WA Real Estate

Pierce County has one of the most robust and in-demand housing markets in Washington. The strong demand for housing is partially caused the in-migration of workers to Seattle – a hub for tech companies and startups – and the surrounding areas.

According to Redfin, Eatonville is a very competitive market, with many homes getting multiple offers. The most desirable properties sell for slightly above asking price, which means that buyers are willing to pay a premium to live in this corner of Pierce County.

The housing market consists primarily of single-family homes on sprawling lots. Common architectural styles include Victorian, Ranch, Bungalow, and Tudor, just to name a few.

Vacant residential lots are also available.

Notable neighborhoods include:

  • Central Eatonville
  • Golden Road
  • McKenna Forest Reserve
  • Nisqually Ridge Dr E
  • Silver Lake
  • Tanwax

Living in Eatonville, WA

According to Best Places, the cost of healthcare and utilities in Eatonville are lower than the rest of the United States while grocery prices are close to the national average.

The Eatonville School District #404 serves students from elementary to high school and is committed to creating a safe and inclusive learning environment for children.

The following public schools fall under the district:

  • Eatonville Elementary School
  • Weyerhaeuser Elementary School
  • Columbia Crest A-S.T.E.M. Academy
  • Mount Rainier Parent Partnership
  • Eatonville Middle School
  • Eatonville Online Academy
  • Eatonville High School
  • GRITS at the Burwash-Kjelstad Farm

Some of Pierce County’s biggest employers include:

  • MultiCare Health System
  • CHI Franciscan Health
  • Boeing
  • State Farm Insurance Company
  • Milgard Manufacturing
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Sekisui Aerospace (AIM Aerospace)
  • Columbia Bank
  • DaVita
  • Toray Composite Materials America

Healthcare facilities in and around Eatonville include:

  • MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care at Puyallup
  • MultiCare Spanaway Urgent Care
  • CityMD Puyallup
  • U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group
  • Morton General Hospital
  • MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital
  • St. Clare Hospital
  • MultiCare Lakewood Urgent Care
  • St. Elizabeth Hospital
  • MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care in Lacey
  • Multicare University Place Urgent Care
  • St. Joseph Medical Center
  • MultiCare Allenmore Hospital

Popular attractions in and around Eatonville, WA include:


If you’re buying or selling in Eatonville, WA, feel free to message, Lori Lewandowski. I’m a local expert with over 13 years of experience and I’m here to help you navigate the housing market. As a full-time real estate agent, I live and breathe Eatonville real estate 24/7.

I’m in the top 1% for sales in the area – as your representative, I can help you get top dollar for your home as well as provide access to Pierce County’s most exclusive listings.

Some of my designations include:

  • Certified Sellers Designation
  • Certified Buyers Designation

Call me at 253.617.5922 for more information on Eatonville housing, community sources, and other real estate concerns. You can also message me at

You can also view your options in other in-demand WA communities like Kent, Lakewood, and Black Diamond.

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