Welcome to Lakewood
Lake house living in a close-knit community
Known as a diverse, scenic, and easy-to-navigate city, Lakewood is a marvelous place to relocate. Over 60,000 residents call this breathtaking area home, and the neighborhood is just under 10 miles southwest of Tacoma and 40 miles southwest of Seattle. Lakewood is located in Pierce County and is one of the region’s most easygoing and tranquil places to live. While close to top cities and conveniences, most neighborhoods feel secluded and private.
Those seeking the peace and relaxation of lake life should consider moving to Lakewood. There is an abundance of properties located along (and near) American Lake, Gravelly Lake, and Steilacoom Lake. You can also find homes near some of the area’s smaller lakes — including Lake Louise and Waughop Lake. This locale is ideal for those who want to escape the busyness of city life and bask in the best that nature offers.
What to Love
- Three large lakes and several small lakes
- Wildlife viewing area and fishing
- Serene, undisturbed locale
- Multiple golf courses
Dreaming of moving to a peaceful town brimming with charm, outdoor spaces, and attractive views? Lakewood meets all of the above criteria. On top of having breathtaking lakes, scenic trails, and multiple parks, the town features an impressive number of amenities and conveniences. Whether planning an evening out on the town or an afternoon of outdoor adventure, you can do it all without leaving this highly sought-after area.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
For being such an outdoorsy and serene town, Lakewood has a surprising number of stores and restaurants. Across cuisines and specialties, you can find anything and everything you want just steps from home.
Near Bridgeport Way SW, shop at favorite local and national retailers. In this general area, get everything you need from Target, Barnes and Noble, Michaels, Big Lots, Safeway, Lowe’s Home Improvement, PetSmart, and Party City. You can also browse the selection at unique stores such as Lakewood Costumes (a longtime neighborhood favorite open year-round) and the South Tacoma Antique Mall.
Things to Do
Searching for new and exciting ways to spend your days off? Fill your schedule with the many wonderful attractions and sights around Lakewood.
As its name suggests, Lakewood is the perfect spot for living your best lake life. Locals have the pleasure of enjoying over eight lakes of varying sizes. The largest — American Lake — includes access to the Russell Landing boat ramp, several parks and playgrounds, and the Tacoma Country & Golf Club. The second largest lake — Steilacoom Lake — has a public fishing area and Edgewater Park.
Aside from the beauty of the city’s lakes, you can also take part in a number of other fabulous outdoor activities. Top favorites include Oakbrook Golf Club, South Puget Sound Wildlife Area, Meadow Park Golf Course, Lakewold Gardens, Seeley Lake Park, Fort Steilacoom Park (which includes the Fort Steilacoom Dog Park), and Historic Fort Steilacoom.
Around Lakewood, families with school-aged children will find ample choices for public schools at every grade level.