Lakewood, Washington 

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+0.7% since 2020

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Best Places to Live in Lakewood, Washington

Lakewood, Washington is a vibrant city located in Pierce County. From stunning scenery to plenty of outdoor activities and cultural events, there's something for everyone. Visitors can explore the parks, beaches and trails within the city limits or experience natural areas like American Lake Park and Fort Steilacoom Park. Craft breweries, unique restaurants and entertainment venues offer something for every taste. With its affordable housing options, excellent schools and friendly residents, Lakewood is an ideal place to live or visit! Regional center - East shore of Puget Sound in west-central Washington.
State: Washington
County: Pierce County
Metro Area: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area
City: Lakewood
Zip Codes: 98499 98498 98439
Cost of Living: 19.3% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 125 ft above sea level

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Lakewood, Wa Housing Market
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What Bert Has To Say About Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area

Seattle is a lively and cosmopolitan city beautifully set in a dramatic backdrop of water, forests and mountains. The main downtown area sits on a narrow, hilly strip of land between Puget Sound to the west and Lake Washington to the east. Modern skyscrapers rise on high hills in the city center, with residential units lining the lower areas along the water and north of downtown.


The unemployment rate in Lakewood is 7.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lakewood jobs have increased by 1.8%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Lakewood's cost of living is 19.3% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lakewood's Cost of Living

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

In the last Presidential election, Pierce county remained strongly Democratic, 53.8% to 42.6%. More Voting Stats

Lakewood's population is 62,972 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 0.7%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 28.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Lakewood is Real Estate: $459,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.8%.

Lakewood public schools spend $18,279 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19 students per teacher in Lakewood. More Education

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Housing Market in Lakewood

It's a good time to buy in Lakewood. Home Appreciation is up 4.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Lakewood is $459,500.
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Reviews for Lakewood   7 Reviews
Lakewood City is moving in a positive direction - 1/21/2018
Historically, Lakewood has had a bad reputation for being a crime ridden city, but since its incorporation in 1996 it has seen a transformation. Many of its roads have... Read More

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Stay far away. - 1/10/2018
Lakewood is the worst city in the state. With a murder rate that has grown upwards of 20 people a year, to the home invasions that happen every day in the city, don’t... Read More

lakeHood - 10/17/2009
lakewood(chocolate city, lakeview, eastside,tillicum/woodbrook,lakecity) all crime drug and gang filled areas. very high murder rate for a suburb..and there are way too... Read More

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