Puyallup Real Estate
Puyallup was named after the Puyallup Tribe of Native Americans, which means “the generous people”. The city is about 10 miles southeast of Tacoma and 35 miles south of Seattle. The Sound Transit’s Sounder Train makes for an easy commute to both cities. Boasting approximately 42,000 residents with a median age of 34 years Puyallup has several notable landmarks that carry historical namesakes. Meeker’s mansion was the home of Oregon Trail pioneer, Ezra Meeker, who made and lost his money by cultivating hops for brewing. Today it is a small museum owned and operated by the Puyallup Historical Society. It can be rented for weddings, teas and social events. Puyallup is also home to the Washington State Fair, one of the largest fairs in the country. The fair serves as an anchor for unique local businesses and restaurants. The city is also known for it’s myriad of antique stores located on the main street of Meridian.
Puyallup is the second city in Washington to receive an official “Bee City” designation from Bee City USA, a not-for-profit organization that is committed to developing and maintaining sustainable habitats for pollinators. Crops in the Puyallup Valley such as berries, pumpkins, tomatoes and apples are produced in part with the natural pollination activity of bees. Puyallup has vowed to help further a healthy and vibrant ecosystem and food supply system, which in turn will benefit local and regional economies.
The Puyallup School District has over 30 schools that are attended by 20,000+ students. The district is ninth largest in the state and extends to neighboring South Hill, some of Tacoma, and the Edgewood area. The PSD has continued to grow into 21 elementary schools, seven junior high schools, three high schools, and one alternative high school. Find all these schools at: https://www.puyallup.k12.wa.us/home