Surrounding Areas

From the stunning views of the Puget Sound to a round of golf at Chambers Bay, home of the U.S Open, the surrounding areas of Tacoma have some of the best neighborhoods for you to live. University Place, Bonney Lake, Lakewood, Fife, and Spanaway house some of the largest activities to take part in with growing regions for businesses and new developments. Military families will love this area due to the close proximity of Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Check out these stunning cities and what they have to offer you!

University Place

Welcome to University Place, home of the 2015 U.S Open at Chambers Bay. This idyllic residential community boats big neighborhoods and is truly a unique treasure to live in. With more than 43 miles of sidewalk to walk your dogs and with your families, you’ll find this is the ultimate destination for recreation and relaxation.

Enjoy a round of golf or take a sunset stroll with the stunning Puget Sound waterways and mountain views at Chambers Bay. Beautiful flowers and holiday lights strung along Bridgeport Way light your way to local shops and restaurants. Music on the Square is a local favorite during summer or enjoy some quiet time at the new library.

You will find single floor ramblers, split level, and craftsman style homes with plenty of room for bigger families, set in lively neighborhoods for your little ones to play.

Bonney Lake

Bonney Lake is a charming and peaceful city with many natural wonders and recreational areas. It’s no wonder tourists and locals love spending their time in this quaint city.

With plenty of parks around the area make sure to check out Victor Falls City Park where an enchanting waterfall is the perfect spot for a picnic. Lake Tapps is a community favorite with picturesque views of Mt. Rainier, a large lake to swim and boat in and plenty of luscious evergreen trees creating shade.

Local restaurants make for exciting dishes to choose from with warm and friendly ambiances and events for entertainment.


Near Puget Sound and Joint Base Lewis/ McChord lies Lakewood. Full of rich history and busy commercial districts this town brings a diverse population of families and people.

Shimmering American Lake surrounded with beautiful parks make for family fun days during the summer. Farmers markets and outdoor concerts bring an abundance of fresh flowers and farm-to-table foods.

Lakewood residents have a strong community of military families. With Tudor style homes, beautiful architectural designs and homes dominated with large two-story classical columns, the city of Lakewood is a great place to raise your family.


Fife is a vibrant community to live in with a lot of open space and fun activities. Housing the Entertainment Capital of the Northwest, the Emerald Queen Casino (EQC), the robust commercial and industrial area supports a great quality of life.

The rich mixture of culture and history helps diversify this town into one of the biggest commercial cities in the Northwest. With plenty of real estate development and business opportunities, the quiet neighborhoods surrounding this lively town balance multi-family and single-family residences.

Activities such as Wild Waves theme park and a local family aquatic center make this booming city perfect to reside in and build a business.


On the east side of Pierce County lies the city of Spanaway encompassing suburban and rural communities. Known as “the country”, newer schools, restaurants and other businesses have moved in bringing new opportunities to the neighborhoods. Close to nature, there is space and breathing room between neighbors and access to outdoorsy fun. Enjoy beautiful Spanaway Lake or take to the sprawling golf courses for a round of golf. Sprinker Recreation Center creates a perfect family day. You can take a lap or two around the ice rink or take to the heights on the mountain climbing rocks.