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Searching for a Home with a Low-Maintenance Yard? Don’t Miss These 2 Gorgeous University Place Homes

August 23, 2017
Last updated June 26, 2019

When REALTOR® Regina Madiera-Gorden’s kids were small, she and her husband bought a house with a big yard. “Besides having room for the big toy, the yard became a sore subject,” she shares. “Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance! My husband and I [would spend time on] neverending weekend yard projects when we should have been playing in the park, visiting the beach, and coming home to the patio where the BBQ lives!”

Especially with the hot summer we’ve had this year, many yards that once showed off lush green grass have turned brown with the heat. “As I drive around University Place, Fircrest, and Tacoma, I see LOTS of brown this summer,” Regina observes. “It has been hot, and the watering and care of a yard can be costly. [As] a result, many yards have been scorched by summer heat."

"With all the fabulous parks, trails, and outdoor resources [in the area], why not simplify your life with a super-fab patio or deck? [Enjoy] views, water features, and low maintenance [living]!” Says Regina!

Below, find 2 home listings in University Place that each offer low-maintenance yards:

5-Bedroom, 2.75-Bath Home in Ketcham Knoll
Located at 4230 68th Av Ct W University Place WA 98466, this 3,248-square-foot home features a chef’s kitchen, fabulous entertaining spaces, a luxurious master suite, and much more.

"We chose our home because the patio was perfect for our BBQs and entertaining,” shares sellers Judy and Allan. “We travel and didn't want to pay a yard service or have the maintenance when we were home visiting family. Our private patio is a perfect outdoor escape and a little gravel run works perfectly for our pup! And our neighborhood has access to trails, playfields, and a big toy when we watch our grandkids." Click here to see this University Place beauty!

3-Bedroom, 2.5-Bath South Sunset Home
Located at 1919 Sunset Dr W University Place WA 98466, this 4,175-square-foot masterpiece offers views of the Puget Sound and Olympics, plus offers a huge floor plan that includes stunning living and entertaining spaces, a chef’s kitchen, a resort-inspired master suite, and much more.

Have a pet, but concerned there may not be enough room with the smaller yard? Seller Jackie says: "We have always had a dog. There is a doggie daycare right down the street for long days away. There are so many places to walk near our home on South Sunset—not having a yard was a non-issue. The dog was happier with a walk, and I lost weight! Titlow Park is close by and Chamber's Golf Course and trails have a lovely trail and dog park." Click here to see all photos of this gem!

Would you like to learn more about one of these listings? Contact REALTOR® Regina Madiera-Gorden at 253-381-6685, email her at, or message her online here!