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


8101 75th St SW, Lakewood

SHOWING: Home is in top condition, beautifully remodeled kitchen with top of the line counter top, cabinets, sink and appliances. Open concept to the great room, large up...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 669097
  • Bldg. Oakbrook 3rd Division


10721 110th St SW, Lakewood

Located in Lakewood Between American Lake and Lake Louise, this light & bright 3 bedroom rambler features: new exterior paint, hardwood floors throughout, living room w/w...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 668431


6433 SW Ardmore Dr SW, Lakewood

Welcome to this mechanic or contractors dream house, it has a brand new HUGE SHOP & one other single car garage as well. Rent the house out and use your shop.the basement...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 671441
  • Bldg. Lakewood Park

8609   Terrace Rd SW, Lakewood WA 98498


8609 Terrace Rd SW, Lakewood

Remodeled Lakewood rambler with charming yard designed for entertaining. Updates include newer windows, furnace, refinished hardwoods, appliances, kitchen, bathroom & muc...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 658925

9311   Kenwood Dr SW, Lakewood WA 98498


9311 Kenwood Dr SW, Lakewood

Well cared for home that has been in the family for years. Effective date is around 2010 since most major systems and interior have been upgraded since then. Kitchen ...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 670848

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