Just south of Tacoma is the city of Lakewood. Featuring beautiful parks and lakes and a burgeoning downtown, it is clear why Lakewood was once considered the “playground” of the region by Seattle’s elite. With over 59,000 residents and new housing developments, Lakewood has become one of the most affordable places to live in Pierce County. Lakewood is also near the fourth largest military base in the world, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where over 40,000 servicemen and women have their temporary home or decide to stay in Washington State.
Much like its neighbor Tacoma, Lakewood has seen numerous new homes and developments arise over the last few decades. From apartments to condos to new houses, Lakewood has multiple different housing options for all ages and lifestyles. On top of that, Lakewood’s close proximity to the American Lake Veterans Hospital makes it very convenient for military, retired, and/or active adults. Lakewood also has senior living, assisted living, and independent living options such as Maple Creek of Lakewood and SHAG Lakewood Meadows. As of 2019, the average price range for a home in Lakewood is $311,488.
Lakewood has a wide variety of different activities and recreational opportunities. With 14 parks, 5 lakes, the Historic Lakewood Gardens, several golf courses (including the Veterans Golf Course), there’s no shortage of things to keep you active. The Lakewood Mall is close by as well and has many restaurants, grocery stores and an industrial business park. Pierce College and the Lakewood Community Center also provide opportunities for activities and classes.
We at 55+ Real Estate Services have access to over 80 Senior Living Communities. If you are looking to buy another home in the area, we are sure one of our licensed professionals will find you a home that will fit your needs!