About Lakewood

Lakewood is the second largest city in Pierce County and the seventeenth largest in the state of Washington. It is strategically located between Sea-Tac International Airport and Olympia, the state’s capital.

Lakewood is home to 60,000 residents, over 3,200 businesses, and three retail trade areas including Towne Center Mall; 2.5 miles of Interstate 5 freeway frontage along Pacific Highway; and our own thriving International District. Lakewood also is the host community to Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Camp Murray, two major military installations. In 2011, Lakewood was named one of the nation’s One Hundred Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance for the fifth year in a row.

In addition to vibrant residential and business communities, the city offers a myriad of recreational opportunities for residents and tourists. These include:

  • five lakes offering water skiing, rowing, and fishing
  • four golf courses
  • Fort Steilacoom Park
  • Historic Lakewold Gardens
  • Thornewood Castle
  • Grand Prix Raceway

The city also is the gateway to: Chambers Bay Golf Course, selected as home to the 2015 U.S. Open; Mt. Rainier National Park; and Puget Sound waterways and islands.

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