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Moving Guide for Sumner, WA: Attractions for New Residents to the area

Located just 16 miles from Joint Base Lewis McChord, just past Puyallup, is the small town of Sumner, Washington. A step back in time, Sumner is a historic community originally established in 1883. The town is part of a rural community that is only a few miles from the bustle of the Puyallup downtown area and South Hill.


Sumner has many quaint shops and cafes along its main streets that offer consignment items, antiques and local crafts. One of the most popular eating establishments in the small town is the Buttered Biscuit which is tucked back into the basement of a nondescript building but has some of the best down-home cooking in the state. Stop by for the mouthwatering cornbread and breakfast, lunch or dinner at any time of the day.


If you’re looking for a local brew with some excellent IPA offerings, check out the Half Lion Brewing Company in downtown Sumner. The establishment has a large tasting room and local food trucks that frequently park just outside. The brewery is found at 1721 West Valley Highway E, #101.


One of the favorite annual events in the downtown area is the Daffodil Parade which is held in the first week of April each year. Local merchants create Daffodil inspired floats and join local marching bands in celebrating the beginning of spring. Visitors can expect to see all the downtown specialty shops, local businesses and restaurants represented in the festivities.


For those looking to settle into a new home and looking for furnishings, check out the Old Cannery Warehouse located at 13608 Valley Ave E.  It is one of the largest warehouse facilities in the state with both new and used furniture inventory. In the middle of the store is a fudge factory made out of an old hewn log and offering a multitude of fudge flavors for enthusiasts. The Old Cannery sits on Valley Avenue right between Puyallup and Sumner, Washington.


For an afternoon relaxing at a neighborhood park, stop by Loyalty Park located at 416 Boyd Avenue. The park has several walking paths and a playground area with lots of lawn area for picnics and sunbathing. The park boasts modern toys like diggers, climbing walls, and huge sandboxes for the little ones.


For a night out at the theater, visit the Act 1 Theater Production Company at 5814 152nd Ave Ct E. The Theater is supported by local funding and performs a full season of comedies, dramas, and independent play offerings. The theater is an intimate space which allows the audience to feel as if they are part of the production. Check out the 2017-18 season above.


If you’re looking for something a bit more adventurous, head to Riverside Park located at Riverside Road and 78th Street Court. Best known for its River Valley BMX track, this park’s 50 acres of undeveloped woodland and greenery follows right along the Puyallup River and hosts 4 disc golf courses.


As part of the old world charm of Sumner, the town is home to some beautiful country homesteads. One such locale is the Laurel Creek Manor which is available for parties, weddings, and other gatherings. The rolling hills and quaint farmhouse take visitors back to a time before modern conveniences. Laurel Creek Manor is located at 7611 166th Avenue East.  Private tours are also available.


Whether visiting or making a move to the Sumner area, the town offers close proximity to the military base while still allowing access to the neighboring bustle of Puyallup and Mount Rainier. Sumner is a great place to enjoy the relaxation of country living at its best.


For a look at the most up to date list of available housing in the Sumner area, check out our webpage.


Image source for cover photo of the Sumner Station.

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