Lakewood, WA

Lakewood is a city of 58,000 people which was officially incorporated in February, 1996. It is a major suburb of Tacoma and is home to the state psychiatric hospital, Western State. The local economy is dependent on the two local bases, Fort Lewis and Fort Lewis Army Base who were recently combined to be Joint Base Lewis Fort Lewis. Located just 9 miles from the Army Base, the town offers a thriving community for those military personnel and their families who are looking to relocate to the area.

Homes for sale in the area start at $229,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath residence. Rental properties such as apartments are also available starting at a monthly rent of $525. For those visitors looking for temporary lodging, local hotels such as the Days Inn and the Western Inn offer accommodations including high speed internet access and complimentary breakfasts. Nightly rates start at $57.

Local attractions include the B and I Amusements which offer many games that children would enjoy in a mini circus environment. It was the former home of Ivan the Gorilla who was moved to the Atlanta Zoo several years back to allow him more social interaction with other gorillas. Other attractions in nearby Tacoma include the Museum of Glass and the Tacoma Art Museum. Both museums offer free admission one afternoon a month to allow visitors a chance to enjoy the many cultural exhibits on display.
 

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Cherry Meadows

Whether you love the lure of the city or the call of nature, you’ll find it here—incredibly-priced homes up to 3,240 square ft., giving you plenty of room to stretch out and stretch your dollar.

 
There’s nothing like having it all. And here you get so much more. You’ll find open floor plans with rooms as large as the views of Mt. Rainier… plus lots of extras. Copious amounts of hardwoods follow your every step. Finely-crafted millwork in s...

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