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Moving Guide For Those Relocating to Lacey, WA

If you are looking to buy a home in the Lacey, WA area, there are many things to know about the surrounding community. Lacey is located about 19 miles from Joint Base Lewis McChord which is one of the largest employers in the South Puget Sound region. Home buyers and potential renters will enjoy the more rural countryside in the Lacey area. Other major attractions for new residents are outlined below.


For some family entertainment, check out Charlie’s Safari which is a family fun center complete with bouncy houses for the little ones and laser tag for the older kids. There is a restaurant, arcade and playground equipment. The fun center also offers birthday specials for group parties. To find out more information, check out their Facebook website here. The center just relocated to Hawk’s Prairie in a brand-new play facility. If you’d like to check out renting their inflatables for an off-site party, click on the link above for more information.


For the older kids and adults, check out the Marvin Road Golf and Batting Cages. Some of the activities available there are the batting cages, rock wall climbing, miniature golf and a putting range for all experience levels. The price is reasonable, and there is something for everyone. The activity center is close to several well-known restaurants as well.


Another relaxing and entertaining spot near Lacey is the Woodland Creek Community Park which offers fishing for all ages as well as many walking paths and picnicking areas near the water. Longs Pond offers dawn to dusk fishing for those under the age of 14. The park is 72 acres in all and has a forested woodland including barbeque grills and biking trails. There is a toddler (2-4 years) play area as well as a kid’s play structure for kids 5-12 complete with swings, ladders and climbing structures.


The history of Lacey can be found in the Lacey Museum which offers historical pictures, maps and document showing how the town evolved to present day. The museum is small but packed with information, and the tour guide is informative and very interesting. Check out the local happenings past and present at the Lacey Museum. Hours are Thursday and Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The Thurston County School District nearby includes Mountain View Elementary and Nisqually Middle School. Timberline and South Sound High School rounds out the formative schooling years while Saint Martin’s University offers higher education offerings in a historical setting.



Other major employers in the Lacey, WA area include Providence Saint Peter Hospital, Walmart, Safeway and Xerox with over 5,000 combined employees.


If you’re looking for a great place to eat and indulge in an adult beverage, the Top Rung Brewery in Lacey, WA is a happening place. The brewery is a 10 barrel production brewery with a tasting room. Other local breweries include the 7 Seas Brewery and Tasting Room and the Harmon Brewery in downtown Tacoma, WA. Local micro-breweries are very popular in the area and offer many IPAs for your tasting pleasure.


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