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6 of the Best Things About Lakewood (+ A Gorgeous Not-to-Miss Home with an Incredible Garden!)

April 11, 2017

Located just south of Tacoma, Lakewood is a popular choice for those who love being surrounded by convenience and natural beauty. REALTOR® Colleen Cook provided some insight as to why people adore this picturesque community—here are 6 of her favorite things about Lakewood:

1. Convenient amenities
“[Lakewood is convenient] to everything,” says Colleen. “[The] freeway, hospital, [and] shopping of all kinds [are close by]. Places like the Towne Center offer many dining and shopping options, ensuring you don’t have to go far to run errands or enjoy a nice meal out.

2. Award-winning food
Two of Colleen’s favorite places include Stina's Cellars and the Original House of Donuts. Both highly recommended by locals, you can enjoy fine Washington wines at Stina’s Cellars, and classic treats at the Original House of Donuts (it’s been around since 1959!).

3. Lakewood Gardens
This 10-acre paradise is a must-visit spot for those who love flowers and the outdoors! Over 900 rhododendrons and several rare plants can be enjoyed at this premiere garden.

4. Thornewood Castle
This historic castle is truly a work of art, and features pieces from a 400-year-old English castle that were shipped to Washington State all the way from England! You can stay overnight or hold a wedding or event at this grand estate.

5. Beautiful lakes
Aptly named, Lakewood of course has several gorgeous lakes to enjoy! American Lake, Gravelly Lake, Lake Steilacoom, and more all offer opportunities for boating, swimming, etc.

6. Stunning homes
“[Lakewood is home to some] of the most beautiful homes in Pierce County,” shares Colleen. This exquisite 3,211-square-foot residence is no different. Located at 10214 SW Lexington Ave Lakewood, WA 98499, this incredible find offers a private setting all while being just 3 blocks from the Towne Center. Custom spaces showcase old-world charm, while modern updates are sure to please the modern homebuyer! Plus, a huge fully fenced yard includes a greenhouse, patio, and beautiful garden areas. Its current residents especially love the wooded landscape and being close to lakes yet still within reach of necessities.

Have a question about this listing? Would you like to learn more about Lakewood? You can reach out to REALTOR® Colleen Cook at!