Lacey, Washington 

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+15.7% since 2020

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9.2 / 5.2

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Best Places to Live in Lacey, Washington

Lacey, Washington is a city located in the south Puget Sound region of the state. It's situated on the shores of nearby lakes and rivers, making it an ideal spot for outdoor recreational activities. With just over 42,000 residents living in the city, there is still plenty to do here. From shopping to restaurants, Lacey has some of the best dining and retail options around. The city also boasts great schools and universities, parks and trails, as well as plenty of cultural attractions such as museums and annual events like its Traces of Sun Festival. With so much to offer, Lacey is definitely an ideal place to call home! Capital city - West-central Washington at the south end of Puget Sound.
State: Washington
County: Thurston County
Metro Area: Olympia-Tumwater Metro Area
City: Lacey
Zip Codes: 98503 98513 98516
Cost of Living: 10.2% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 100 ft above sea level

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Lacey, Wa Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Attractive setting
Nearby national parks
Educated population
Cloudy, wet winters
Cost of living
Narrow job base

What Bert Has To Say About Olympia-Tumwater Metro Area

Olympia is one of the more attractive capital cities in the United States. While there is heavy industry to the north toward Tacoma, Olympia is a clean, mid-sized capital city with a distinctively Pacific Northwest small-town feel. Outdoor recreational opportunities are abundant; Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, and the Washington coast are all within a day’s drive. Excellent city amenities and services are available in Seattle, although traffic can make the drive challenging.


The unemployment rate in Lacey is 6.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lacey jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Lacey's cost of living is 10.2% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lacey's Cost of Living

August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Lacey, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Thurston county remained very strongly Democratic, 57.5% to 38.8%. More Voting Stats

Lacey's population is 52,572 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 15.7%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 26.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Lacey is Real Estate: $467,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.0%.

Lacey public schools spend $9,461 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.6 students per teacher in Lacey. More Education

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Housing Market in Lacey

It's a good time to buy in Lacey. Home Appreciation is up 9.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Lacey is $467,900.
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Reviews for Lacey   7 Reviews
Living in Lacey, WA - 6/14/2012
My husband is in the military and so we move from place to place. Lacey is about 20 minutes drive from Joint Base Lewis Mcchord. The area is really nice because it is a... Read More

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Lacey, WA - 1/1/2010
I'm just ready to move someplace where the sun shines more, it's warmer and... Read More

Lacey is ok - 8/11/2009
There is currently construction on a trail that connects from Lacey to Tummwater. The trail used to be an abandoned railroad. I'm very happy because of... Read More

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