Lakewood Real Estate
In its early days Lakewood was known as the “playground” for the region’s elite who would come down from Seattle on the weekends to enjoy the lakes, golf courses, and other amenities. Nestled along the shores of American Lake sits 500-year-old Thornewood Castle, which served as the set for several Stephen King movies. The 340-acre Fort Steilacoom Park is the crown jewel of Lakewood drawing millions of visitors each year. Historic Lakewold Gardens offers a glimpse at Lakewood’s past with its serene gardens and historic buildings. There are 5 lakes totaling nearly 2 miles of water that are great for water sports like skiing, rowing and fishing.
The Clover Park School District is the fourth largest school district in Pierce County. There is a significant military influence within the district due to its proximity to Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Each of its two high schools are home to JROTC programs. About 31% of the students within the district live on a military base. Clover Park is composed of 17 elementary schools, four middle schools, two high schools, one alternative high school and Harrison Preparatory School. Explore everything the CPSD has to offer at: http://www.cloverpark.k12.wa.us/
Boasting nearly 60,000 people in population, Lakewood is home to one of the most robust International Districts in Pierce County, influenced by Korean, Vietnamese, Latino and other cultures. Lakewood was also named one of the nation’s “One Hundred Best Communities for Young People” six years in a row.