Just 10 miles south of Tacoma lies the City of Lakewood. First incorporated in 1996, Lakewood has seen substantial development over the years, becoming the second largest city in Pierce County. Lakewood is home to a wide variety of businesses and shopping centers, with many in the popular Lakewood Towne Center. The city features numerous local events, including weekly and monthly farmers markets such as the Lakewood Night Market. The city is also home to the largest International District in Pierce County!
Lakewood is known throughout the region for its lakes and parks, and it is easy to see why. The city features over 540 acres of parks and trails, five stunning lakes, and three of the regions most popular golf courses. From Fort Steilacoom Park to American Lake, there is no shortage of outdoor fun and activities in Lakewood!