Welcome to Lacey
Cozy, Olympia-area suburb with a vibrant and family-friendly environment
Lacey is a green and idyllic suburb of Washington state’s capital — Olympia. This city is located in Thurston County and has a growing population of just under 50,000 residents. Those who are in search of the ultimate suburban oasis will adore Lacey. As an all-encompassing city, those who live here have everything they want and need just minutes from home.
Residential properties in town are relatively similar to one another. Spacious lawns and ample square footage make the area especially suited to families. Other family-friendly features found in Lacey include quality public schools and plenty of big parks. Working professionals who commute to Olympia will also appreciate this city, as their commute is often under 10 minutes.
What to Love
- Comfortable suburban living
- Minutes from the state capital — Olympia
- Countless parks and green spaces
- Family-friendly atmosphere
- Plenty of in-town dining and shopping
Life in Lacey is best described as comfortable, easygoing, and picturesque. Communities are quiet and peaceful and brimming with friendly residents. Several serene lakes are scattered through the area, including Long Lake, Hicks Lake, and Southwick Lake. There are also numerous neighborhood parks for residents, including Rainier Vista Community Park and Wonderwood Park. Residing in this city is an absolute pleasure.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Another significant benefit of living in Lacey is being close to the impressive number of shopping and dining establishments in town. Between Interstate 5 and Lacey Boulevard SE, you can make reservations for an evening out, grab a quick bite, and grab essentials from top retailers.
Locals often travel to the main part of town to enjoy the area’s best shops and restaurants. Running errands is a breeze at stores such as Target, Kohl’s, Albertsons, Michaels, PetSmart, and many others. If you’re getting hungry, explore the menu offerings at restaurants such as MiSo (offering Asian fusion dishes), Bangkok Thai Restaurant, Safura’s Mediterranean Cuisine, Kobito (an upscale sushi bar), Jim Bob’s Chuck Wagon, and Ricardo’s Kitchen + Bar.
Things to Do
At every point of the year, there is always something enjoyable to do around Lacey. Family-friendly events, outdoor recreation, golf courses, and other attractions are all part of the fun.
Individuals who enjoy wine should plan an afternoon of good times and relaxation at Stottle Winery. Open Wednesdays through Sundays, visitors can take part in indoor and outdoor wine tastings. A few minutes away from the winery, nature enthusiasts can hike through the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. You can also take on the William Ives Trail, which is part of Meridian Neighborhood Park.
Heading to central and southern Lacey, there is a park or lake on almost every corner. Residents are often found enjoying their days off at Rainier Vista Community Park, Wonderwood Park, Mullen Road Habitat Reserve, Thomas W. Huntamer Park, Long Lake Natural Area, and Thornbury Park. Want to find your new golf hangout? Capitol City Golf Club and Hawks Prairie Golf Course are both excellent choices.
Lacey-area schools are top-notch. Whether you’ll be sending your children to elementary, middle, or high school, acclaimed schools are located minutes from home.