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Affordable, Resort-Style Living Just Minutes from I-5? Learn About Lakewood’s Hidden Gem!

Marisa Merritt Professional Headshot of Marisa Merritt October 19, 2017
Last updated June 20, 2019

Lakewood probably isn’t what comes to mind when most folks picture luxury, resort-style homes, but it should be! The envy-worthy gated community of Madera may be situated just 3 minutes from I-5, but it’s truly a hidden treasure, and this gorgeous home at 11724 Madera Drive SW is a not-to-be-missed gem!

Each custom Madera home was built for laid-back luxury living. One single-story property in particular boasts an enviable master suite, skylights, hardwood floors, granite countertops, a walk-in closet and pantry, an expansive back deck, and an in-home sauna. When you consider the easy-to-maintain yard and built-in sprinkler system, homes like this are the perfect blend of luxury living and convenience.

Current residents love Madera’s surrounding old-growth foliage and mature landscaping, and sing the praises of the neighborhood’s unparalleled natural beauty – a stroll around this picturesque and peaceful neighborhood boasts views of American Lake, a gorgeous English rose garden, and even a Japanese garden. That’s something you won’t find anywhere else.

The best part? The location. Gravelly Lake, American Lake and Steilacoom Lake are all within 2 miles of Madera’s front gates, and dining, golf, tennis and swimming opportunities at Tacoma Golf and Country Club are just a 6-minute drive away.

The Madera neighborhood is truly the total package – it’s one of the few places where you’ll find affordable, high-end homes that are not only filled with amenities, but also right around the corner from restaurants, shops, golf, and best of all, unparalleled natural beauty.

Click here to see a beautifully updated home in the Madera gated community that’s available now! Have a question? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with REALTOR® Marisa Merritt online here, or by calling (253) 678-4220.