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Lacey

Lacey

Lacey was originally called Woodland after settlers Isaac and Catherine Wood, who claimed land there in 1853. The small settlements of Woodland and Chambers Creek consolidated into Lacey in the 1950s. Renamed for attorney and developer O.C. Lacey, the city of Lacey was officially incorporated on December 5, 1966. At the time, the main industries were cattle, milk, forest products, and retail. Lacey became a commuter town for Olympia, Fort Lewis and to some extent, Tacoma; in recent years, however, business developments, community groups, and population growth have led Lacey to develop into a city in its own right. Lacey sported one of the Northwest’s first ever “indoor malls”, South … Read more »

Lakewood

Lakewood

Lakewood is a city in Pierce County, Washington, United States. Lakewood was officially incorporated on February 28, 1996. Historical names include Lakewood Center and Lakes District. Lakewood is the second-largest city in Pierce County and is home to the Clover Park School District, the Lakes Water District, Fort Steilacoom Park and Western State Hospital, a regional state psychiatric hospital. Lakewood’s economy is highly dependent upon on the military bases in the area. It also boasts one of the few true International Districts in the South Sound along South Tacoma Way and Pacific Highway, with Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Latino and other influences. The median income for a household in the city … Read more »

University Place

University Place

University Place is a city in Pierce County, Washington, United States. Its population was 31,144 at the 2010 census. Based on per capita income, University Place ranks 81st of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked. University Place received its name in the 1800s when the University of Puget Sound, a private liberal-arts college in North Tacoma, purchased land along the primary north-south route of Grandview Drive. The school sought to build a new campus there, but ended up selling the land back to the city for about $11,000. University Place remained an unincorporated part of Pierce County until the City of University Place was formed on … Read more »

Tacoma

Tacoma

Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. Tacoma is the second-largest city in the Puget Sound area and the third largest in the state. It also serves as the center of business activity for the South Sound region, which has a population of around 1 million people. Like most central cities, Tacoma suffered a prolonged decline in the mid-20th century as a result of suburbanization and divestment. Since the 1990s, developments in the downtown core include the University of Washington Tacoma; Tacoma Link, the first modern electric light rail service in the state; the state’s highest density of art … Read more »

Roy

Roy

Roy is a city in Pierce County, Washington, United States. Roy was officially incorporated on January 16, 1908. It is a rural city outside Tacoma and primarily features ranch-style homes and farms. Roy was one of the early communities in the area, a prosperous boom-town and a major stop on the railroad line. But 3 major blows reduced this once-thriving town to its current form. A major fire in 1929 wiped out most of the downtown businesses just before the Depression started. The railroad eventually discontinued using Roy as a main stop. The Army annexed most of the surrounding land to the north and west, limiting expansion and the local … Read more »

DuPont

DuPont

The Nisqually tribe arrived in the area at least 5700 years ago, subsisting on shellfish from the beaches and salmon from Sequalitchew Creek. Captain George Vancouver mapped the area in 1792, and in 1833, the Hudson’s Bay Company established a fur trading post at Fort Nisqually. The fort was relocated upstream in 1843. DuPont was officially incorporated on March 26, 1912, and was re-incorporated in 1951.  DuPont has recently undergone a modern transformation as the modern planned communities such as “Northwest Landing” has been realized. The city is expected to have a built out population of 12,000+. DuPont is divided into several “villages”, each with their own design style and/or … Read more »

Yelm

Yelm

Yelm is a city in Thurston County, Washington, United States. Yelm ranked 10th of 279 eligible incorporated communities in the state of Washington for population growth between 2000 and 2010. To a large extent, Yelm acts as a bedroom community for residents working in the surrounding cities of Tacoma, Olympia, and Centralia. Yelm also hosts a large number of military families who are currently or were formerly stationed at nearby Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Yelm Middle School and Ridgeline are the middle schools in the Yelm School District. The Yelm City Park was donated by Chuck and Wilma Demich, in 1950. Located at the corner of SR 507 and Mossman Avenue, … Read more »

Tumwater

Tumwater

For many years Tumwater was well known regionally as the home of the Olympia Brewing Company. The company began producing beer in 1896 at a site along the Deschutes River and continued until Prohibition. After Prohibition ended, a new brewery was erected just upstream from the original site. This brewery was eventually purchased by SABMiller and closed on July 1, 2003. Tumwater is a city in Thurston County, Washington, United States. It lies near where the Deschutes River enters Budd Inlet, the southernmost point of Puget Sound. The population was 17,371 at the 2010 census. Thurston County, which includes the cities of Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater, has a population of … Read more »

Olympia

Olympia

Olympia is the capital city of the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. The median income for a household in the city was $40,846, and the median income for a family was $54,136. Males had a median income of $41,267 versus $31,515 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,590. About 6.9% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over. Olympia has a wide array of public parks and nature conservation areas. The Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area is a 600-acre parcel … Read more »

Puyallup

Puyallup

Puyallup has a rich cultural history all its own in this valley town just East of Tacoma. Its named for the indigenous population of Native Americans, and the name means “generous people”.  Ezra Meeker, pioneer of the Oregon Trail, settled in the valley and planned the town in 1877. The fertile and rich soil of the valley lends itself naturally to a diversified plant life, including hops, berries, and flowers; and many farmers were attracted to the area in the early years of the town’s development. The turn of the 20th century brought change to the valley with the growth of nearby Tacoma and the interurban rail lines. The Western … Read more »

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