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Spanaway Real Estate

Spanaway is a medium sized city in Pierce County with a population of approximately 34,000 people. With a median income of $60,000 and the median home value of around $184,400, it gives you a pretty good idea about its affordability. Originally maintained by the Puget Sound Agricultural Company, it was used mainly for raising cattle, grain, and sheep. In 1890, the area was renamed “Lake Park” as a planned community by the Lake Park Land, Railway and Improvement Company. Buying all the nearby land east of the lake and built a rail line to the shores of “Spanaway Lake”. When Mount Rainier National Park was established in 1899, tourists traveled there by rail and then would make a two-day journey to Mount Rainier, making Spanaway the original “gateway” to the mountain.

The Bethel School District covers over 200 square miles in Southeast Pierce County. Bethel is currently the 16th largest district with a little over 20,000 students. There are 16 elementary schools, six middle schools, three comprehensive senior high schools, and alternative high school, and an elementary online academy and a school of choice. Learn more about the Bethel School District at: