Located about 31 miles from Seattle, this city in Pierce County has an estimated population of 63,612 and has a land area of 17.17 square miles. A suburb of Tacoma, many of its residents commute to work in the city, but those same people will tell you that there’s simply no place like home.
This idyllic community offers green spaces, golf courses, stunning homes, and a vibrant town center. It’s essentially a self-contained community despite being a short drive away from Downtown Tacoma. Find out what makes Lakewood an in-demand housing market.
Lakewood Towne Center
Formerly known as “The Prairie”, Lakewood was home to the Steilacoom and Nisqually who roamed and hunted in the 20-mile stretch of land filled with Douglas firs and oak trees before the arrival of white settlers, who were similarly drawn to the area’s natural bounty.
It became one of the Hudson Bay Company’s lucrative fur-trading operations in 1833. Settlers would also begin farming the fertile lands of The Prairie as well as building magnificent lakefront estates such as Thornewood and Lakewold Gardens.
Lakewood incorporated as a city in 1996. Several high-profile developments, such as the opening of the Tacoma Golf and Country Club, would soon follow, designating the city as a playground for the affluent.
Lakewood, WA Real Estate
The housing market offers a wide selection of single-family homes and townhomes for buyers to choose from. The most prevalent architectural styles include Ranch, Craftsman, Contemporary, Tudor, and Traditional. The most coveted homes are lakefront properties with private docks, viewing decks, and fantastic views of the water.
Healthcare facilities in and around Lakewood, WA include:
MultiCare Lakewood Urgent Care
St. Clare Hospital
Multicare University Place Urgent Care
CityMD University Place
U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group
MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care at Tacoma
MultiCare Allenmore Hospital
St. Joseph Medical Center
MultiCare Spanaway Urgent Care
MultiCare West Tacoma Urgent Care
Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital
MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital
Popular attractions in and around Lakewood, WA:
Lakewold Gardens on Gravelly Lake
Fort Steilacoom Park
American Lake Park
Harry Todd Community Park
American Lake Veterans Golf Course
RMG Club Oakbrook
Fort Steilacoom Golf Course
South Puget Sound Urban Wildlife Interpretive Center
Pierce College Planetarium
If you find yourself hopelessly drawn to Lakewood’s tranquil atmosphere, I’d be happy to assist you. I’m Lori Lewandowski, a real estate expert with over 13 years of experience in King and Pierce counties. A full-time, full-service agent, I’m at your service 24/7.
My work has placed me at the Top 1% for Sales in my service areas.
As a professional, my real estate designations include:
Certified Buyers Designation
Certified Sellers Designation
You can reach me at 253.617.5922 for more information about Lakewood real estate, lifestyle, and other concerns. You can also send me a message at LoriLewandowski@gmail.com.