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What sets Pierce County apart is astonishing diversity. From mountains to sea, working farms and small towns to urban centers, to military bases, aerospace manufacturing centers, and international trans-shipment, the range of activities and enterprise found here usually surprises visitors to the area.
When people think of Pierce County Washington, many thoughts may come to mind. For some, it's the towering form of Mount Rainier. For others, it is the waterfront along the Puget Sound or the dramatic art installations at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma or the beautiful golf courses that dot the region and host some of the games finest tournaments throughout the year.
The cities and communities in Pierce County truly epitomize what living in the Pacific Northwest is all about. Over 795,000 people call Pierce County home making it the second largest county in Washington State.
Folks who have traveled widely say this is a terrific place to put down roots. A livable place. It’s warm in the spring and summer, but not too hot; cool to cold in fall and winter, but not too cold. Yes, it snows here, for a few days, most years (but when you really want snow, you’ll go to the mountains with the rest of us). You can enjoy boating, hiking, camping year ‘round. Hunt each fall, take up mountain sports each winter and spring. (As kids, we liked to snow ski at Crystal on a spring morning and water ski on the Sound that same afternoon.)
Another aspect of this area is harder to describe. Tacoma, Puyallup and 22 other cities and towns are, well, comfortable - relaxed in ways that don’t occur in more densely-populated areas. There is more physical space, of course. And that translates to an easier-going approach to daily life. You will feel at ease, and welcome, when you visit and again, later, when you settle here.
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No matter what draws you to our corner of America, you’ll probably make discoveries that just can’t be found online. Here’s one: Favorite views. Yours might turn out to be Mt. Rainier, or the distant Olympic Mountains. It may be a favorite part of a community, like the University of Puget Sound or American Lake or historic Downtown Tacoma or Gig Harbor.
For me, it has always been the water. Sneak-peeks while driving to work, seen along a beach road; or crossing The (Narrows) Bridge; or while wending through quiet streets in University Place, above the Narrows; or driving through tall firs that pop open to reveal Lake Tapps. These views anchor me.
Now it’s your turn. Would you care to discover Steilacoom, the oldest incorporated town in Washington? You might be charmed by Elbe, a Census-designated place (population 29) on the way to Mt. Rainier (and home of the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad); or Gig Harbor, a fishing village begun by Swedish, Norse and Croat immigrants. Why has University Place no university? Where did it go? Is the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states really a volcano found in Pierce County (yes)? Can you see it? Get close? Climb it? (Yes, to all three.)
Whether you plan to move here, or are just thinking it over, take a closer look. We think you will be surprised, and pleased. If you plan to visit to check things out, give us a call. We’ll be glad to help make your trip a success.
From Tacoma to University Place across to Gig Harbor and down the Puget Sound to Steilacoom and Dupont, back east to Lakewood, Spanaway or Puyallup and further south to Eatonville (gateway to Mount Rainier National Park) to name but a few places, you will have no trouble finding some wonderful areas and homes in Pierce County.
Pierce County is also home to the largest military base - Fort Lewis and McChord Joint Air Force Base - in the Western United States and employment opportunities in sectors ranging from healthcare, aerospace manufacturing to transportation and logistics, Pierce County is a hub of economic activity.
School districts throughout the county enjoy fine reputations. Add an abundant array of cultural activities from museums to theater and music, an exquisite outdoors life with sports activities both on and off the water ranging from kayaking, sailing, hiking, mountain climbing, golf, football, lacrosse and soccer plus much more and you really have it all!
Did we mention that Pierce County communities also maintain numerous impressive parks such as Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood, and Chamber’s Bay in University Place to name but a few.
You can explore more about the lifestyles in Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, University Place, Bonney Lake and others on our website. It’s hard to find a place within Pierce County that is not within easy driving distance of water, refreshing countryside or city life.
We know you are here primarily to look at homes in Pierce County and we want to make that an enjoyable, easy and informative experience for you. You will find an array of features on our site. Registration is FREE and lets you save your favorite homes as well as share any property easily with family and friends.
You can save your searches as well and have properties that meet your desired wish list be sent to you as soon as they come on the market. You may well wake up one morning and be looking at your next home! You can customize any home search on our main search page for all towns, cities and areas in Pierce County.
If you want a human to talk to, please call me at (253) 222.5911. We often hear about properties before they come onto the market and if a particular desirable property matches what you are looking for, you can get a head start!
Buying or selling a home is a huge decision, and almost all people will tell you that the assistance of an experienced real estate agent is essential for a stress-free real estate transaction. As past president of the Washington Association of Realtors and having lived and worked in Pierce County since my early years, I have gained a deep knowledge of Tacoma, Gig Harbor, University Place, Lakewood, Steilacoom continuing south along the Puget Sound to DuPont and then east and south to Eatonville and up north again to Bonney Lake, Puyallup and North Pierce County.
After all these years of living in Pierce County and the privilege of working with clients all over the County, many of whom I have worked with numerous times, selling and buying over the years, I am pleased to have developed the skills, knowledge, connections and expertise to help you with all of your real estate needs in Pierce County. You may be interested in reading the interview that "The Resident Specialist" did with me in their "people to watch in Washington" series or you may like to read about Coldwell Banker Bain's history.
I take great pride in listening to my clients, and then executing a plan of action that exceeds their expectations. Whether you would like to sell your home, or buy a home in the area, I look forward to helping you have a great experience.
You can count on me and my associates to provide you with up to date, comprehensive information regarding the areas and communities that you are considering for your next home. My firm is a full service agency, and my associatesand I are highly experienced in representing both buyers and sellers. Our firm’s main focus is our clients’ satisfaction when they change their real estate ownership position.
The housing market is constantly changing, and my main goal is to understand current trends, as well as analyze possible future trends, in order to ensure that you not only purchase the best home to meet your unique needs, but you also receive the best value. This applies to all parts of the Pierce County real estate market.
I invite you to contact me. I understand the importance of marketing a home for sale, and I will provide you with a comprehensive market analysis of your neighborhood to ensure that the listing price of your property is competitive. I want to help you sell your home promptly, at a price and terms that meet your needs.
Living in the Pacific Northwest can’t be beat- the natural beauty, numerous amenities, and wide variety of properties makes it an ideal place for singles, couples, families, and retirees. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, if you have a question or would like to discuss the Pierce County real estate market, please contact me today. I am looking forward to meeting you and helping you with all of your real estate needs. My direct line is (253) 222.5911.
Life in Pierce County offers an incredibly abundant and diverse selection of areas that have homes by the waterfront living or enjoy water views. From Tacoma, University Place, Steilacoom, DuPont or Island living on Fox or Anderson Island to Lakeside living in Lakewood and Bonney Lake. Check out waterfront homes in Pierce County in the cities and towns below.
Pierce County Waterfront Homes by Area
Oh Tacoma!What a City – both rugged and beautiful. Perched on the banksaboveCommencement Bay, the city boasts beautiful views of Puget Sound, the Thea Foss Waterway, Mt. Rainier,theOlympic Mountains and numerous parks to enjoy.
Tacoma hostsan uncommon range of museums, such as the LeMay-America’s Car Museum,the Tacoma Art Museum which houses a magnificent collection of Dale Chihuly art works and much more, or perhaps the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, the world’s largest private collection of original manuscripts and documents. You will enjoy classical and contemporary music venues and super restaurants,all examples of City living mixed with raw natural beauty. What a combination! It is this mix of elements which has residents raving about a city lifestyle with a slower more relaxed pace.
See what some of Tacoma’s residents have to say about their city on our Tacoma Lifestyle page. Check out the latest homes on the Tacoma real estate market or if you have already decided that you want a waterfront property be sure to visit our Tacoma waterfront Homes section.
You will quite naturally absorb the beauty of Tacoma.
University Place boasts an ideal location halfway between Olympia and Seattle and offers a revitalized town center, quiet streets and, in some places, views of the Sound and Olympic Mountains you simply will not forget.
You may have seen University Place on your TV during the 2015 summer U.S. Master’s Open golf championship. Avid golfers can try their hand at the Chambers Bay links-style course. Honestly, just walking around the place is refreshing, beautiful and relaxing.
If you are looking for a home in University Place, get set to live in one of the most appealing areas in the state and enjoy an active lifestyle surrounded by natural beauty.
It's also home to the renowned Chambers Bay Golf Course and the popular Soundview Trail, and these make active living a way of life to residents of University Place.
A pristine location combined with a growing number of modern amenities, medical care, low crime and transportation has made Gig Harbor an increasingly attractive area for retirees and families to call home. The Smithsonian Magazine named the community one of the Top Five Small Towns for Culture, Heritage and Charm, so be sure to add Gig Harbor to the list of areas to visit to check out for your next home, as you will be pleasantly surprised.
Whether you are looking to make Gig Harbor your main home base, searching for a place to retire or looking for a second home retreat, this is one of the prime locations (my opinion, of course) in Pierce County to come and relax and absorb the delightful water and mountain views. Search all Gig Harbor homes or if you have your heart set on a waterfront property check out all the waterfront homes in Gig Harbor.
Located in the North West of Pierce County, Lakewood enjoys a strong economy bolstered by its proximity to the Fort Lewis and McChord Joint Air Force Base. With 60,000+ residents, a large variety of leisure options, lakeside living, four lakes, numerous parks and a well-regarded school system, it’s no wonder that Lakewood is such a popular place for families to call home in Pierce County.
Search all the homes for sale in Lakewood and you may well find your next home just listed on the market.
Situated in North West pierce County, with easy access to Seattle and Tacoma and in places, truly stunning views of Mount Rainier plus three lakes, it’s easy to see why Bonney Lake makes a great location for those wanting a more rural lifestyle while at the same time enjoying a comfortable 30 minute commute into Tacoma or 45 minute commute up to Seattle. Check out the newest homes for sale in Bonney Lake.
Scenery here is made more memorable by its variety. With Mt. Rainier at your back, then looking west across the Sound to take in the breadth of the Olympic Mountains offers but one of many examples of the wealth of beautiful scenes available to all of us living here. There are numerous towns and cities in Pierce County that offer homes with remarkable views of these majestic mountains in particular. Check out Pierce County homes with mountain views in the cities below.
Pierce County Mountainview Homes by Area
Like Bonney Lake, Puyallup is situated in North West Pierce County within easy access to Tacoma and Seattle. It is located conveniently on the border of I-5 and is a 20 minute drive to Tacoma and about an hour or less to Seattle depending on the traffic. Puyallup has numerous housing subdivisions, many of which offer great views of Mt. Rainier and the Valley. Check out the latest homes for sale in Puyallup, Pierce County.
Steilacoom is rich in history being the original county seat at the time Pierce County was formed in 1854. Located right by the Puget Sound in North West Pierce County, the area abounds with ocean view homes and offers all the enlivening benefits of living by the ocean in a close-knit community. View all the homes for sale in Steilacoom.
South of Lakewood and Steilacoom further down the coast on the Puget Sound in West Pierce County lies DuPont which borders the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. The local economy, like that of Lakewood is also supported by its proximity to the Fort Lewis and McChord Joint Air Force Base.
Property prices are lower on average than Steilacoom and residents enjoy all the same benefits of coastal living with numerous golf courses and sports amenities throughout the town. View all available homes for sale in DuPont.
Explore the historic and beautiful outdoors in Carbonado, South Prairie and Wilkeson. Former coal towns that were vital to powering the industrialization and economic engine of Tacoma and Pierce County, they are now bedroom communities with historic significance and great natural beauty. View homes for sale in Carbanado, South Prairie and Wilkeson.
In the southernmost part of Pierce County at the foothills of Mount Rainier lies Eatonville. Forestry was the traditional mainstay industry but due to its decline, it has become more of a bedroom community for Puget Sound cities and a gateway to Mt. Rainier.
The outdoors lifestyle is a main stay with Mount Rainier National Park nearby. A small town family atmosphere depicts the city and is one of the main reasons why families are attracted to live there. You can find good value homes in Eatonville.
The Pierce County real estate market has an amazingly diverse number of cities, towns and rural areas and just as many home options. There is something for everyone.
Please email or call me at (253) 222.5911 anytime, if you have a question about a home, market values or would like to discuss the most recent real estate trends in cities and towns throughout Pierce County.