A Little About Lakewood

With an economy highly dependent upon the neighboring military bases of Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base, the city of Lakewood became officially incorporated on February 28, 1996. As a major suburb of Tacoma and home to Western State Hospital, the city has a population just shy of 58,900. The 18.95 square miles that make up this city within Pierce County consists of several lakes and creeks that flow throughout it and drain into the Puget Sound.

Within Lakewood, the Clover Park School District operates all public schools; there are two colleges, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom and Clover Park Technical College, and two private schools in the city as well. The City of Lakewood used to be contracted with the Pierce County Sheriff’s office up until 2004, in which during that time they appeared in many episodes of the TV program COPS.

Lakewood is home to Fort Steilacoom, which was one of the first military forts built by the United States north of the Columbia River back in 1849. It was established because of the uproar among civilians about the massacre at the Whitman mission. Dr. Marcus Whitman and his wife Narcissa played an impactful role in establishing the Oregon Trail, but the Cayuse Native American tribe did not enjoy their company.

Lakewood Homes & Houses

When it comes to the real estate for sale in Lakewood, the majority of the homes tend to be cozier in size, which also means extremely reasonable in price. Generally consisting of two to four bedrooms, the homes for sale in Lakewood are beautifully maintained and range from double-wides, condos and actual houses. There is something suitable to meet the desires and interests of anyone interested in living in this fairly quiet and friendly community.

Newest Lakewood Real Estate Listings


9027 Veterans Dr SW, Lakewood

Awesome investment in a great location. Walking distance to American Lake. This cute 2 bedroom home is great for the first time buyer. Its very affordable and the perfe...

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  • MLS 623102


8930 108th St SW, Lakewood

Low bank water front on Boyles Lake. 2270 sqft home, 3 bedroom 2.5 baths, eat in kitchen, living room, dining room, rec-room with two car attached garage. Master bedroo...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 623373
  • Bldg. Lomar Hills


9013 Gramercy Place SW, Lakewood

Wonderful Lake Steilacoom home with dock & decks to enjoy the lakefront lifestyle! Main floor features living room & elegant “Great Room” design with open kitchen, grani...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 613153


12568 Springbrook Lane SW, Lakewood

Ideally located minutes from JBLM, a charming end unit town home featuring 2 bedrooms and 1 ½ bath. Newly updated with flooring, paint, and fixtures throughout the whole ...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 618683
  • Bldg. Springbrook

14   Beach Lane, Lakewood WA 98498


14 Beach Lane, Lakewood

Welcome to 14 and 18 Beach Ln! This property features two homes and 60ft of waterfront. The main house showcases 4 bedrooms, 2.75 bathrooms, vaulted ceiling with expose...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 621811
  • Bldg. Interlaaken

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