Lakewood: The Land of One-Level Homes
For those empty-nesters out there who may be ready to downsize (and get rid of stairs and that second floor!), Lakewood is filled with fantastic one-level homes in established neighborhoods!
“I have so many clients who are looking for spacious one-level or "Ranch-Style" or "Rambler" homes,” shared REALTOR® Regina Madiera-Gorden. “Lakewood is a GREAT option, especially for people that want to stay west of the I-5 corridor. The past year there were 60% more one-level homes sold than the North End of Tacoma or University Place/Fircrest.”
REALTOR® Regina Madiera-Gorden recommends Oakbrook, a master-planned community surrounding a golf-course, which has homes built in many divisions spanning from the 1960s to the present. Oakbrook provides many options for affordable golf-course community living, and one-level homes on good-sized lots with some even on the golf course!
If you’re interested in living in a rambler with a larger lot, look towards the lakes, Regina recommends. “Arrowhead is an older community, closer to Steilacoom where you'll also find established one-level homes,” she shared.