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
GREAT size 2 bedroom, 1-3/4 bath (one level) condo with new carpet & paint! Enjoy the lovely grounds from the large covered balcony, with 2 sliders. Over-sized living roo...
- Beds 2
- Baths 2.0
- MLS 621111
- Bldg. Oakbrook Country Club Condos
Home updated in 2011, including new Vinyl Windows, Carpets, Floors, Cabinets, Counter Tops and Roof. The original Hardwood Floors in the Living and Dining area have been...
- Beds 3
- Baths 2.0
- MLS 620943
Beautifully remodeled home with Kitchen, Din/Liv Rm Open Concept. Spacious Kitchen w/Granite countertop, new wood cabinets, all stainless steel applcs & dbl sinks, tile f...
- Beds 3
- Baths 3.0
- MLS 620938
Close to freeway and base, the 4.78 parcel is zoned MF1 with preliminary plans for 96 units. Value is in the land, 2 rentals ($300 and $750) and one 4 bedroom house that...
- Beds –
- Baths –
- MLS 554849
Enjoy the quiet peaceful location of this spacious home on Lake Steilacoom. Close Lakewood Town Centre, Steilacoom Park, I-5 & JBLM Easy Care well maintained home includ...
- Beds 2
- Baths 1.0
- MLS 599263
- Bldg. Lkwd Colonial Village
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