Living in Dupont
If you’re wondering if the name for the city of Dupont, WA has anything to do with the Dupont chemical company, famous for introducing Teflon to the world, the answer is… Yes. E.I. DuPont de Nemours Company purchased land in 1906 to build a company town for their workers. Long before DuPont was making Teflon, they were making gunpowder, and they were doing it right here in a tiny little coastal village on the Puget Sound. For nearly 70 years, the Powder Works Plant produced explosives for various projects, including the Panama Canal, the US Military, and the Grand Coulee Dam.
Take a walk down Sequalitchew Trail. As you exit the trail onto the beach of the Puget Sound, there are some remnants of an old railway system once used to transport explosives from the plant down to the wharf on the Puget Sound.
Driving through Dupont feels like driving through Pleasantville. The homes are all very nice looking, and well maintained; the HOA ensures that. Dupont has such a friendly feel to it. Folks are always out and about walking their dogs, hitting the trails, or enjoying the many parks.
Dupont, WA Schools
Dupont is served by the Steilacoom School District, a highly ranked school system, in fact, some of the best schools in the county.
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Dupont, WA Real Estate Stats
Dupont homes are 31% more expensive than the US average, according to areavibes.com (as of August 2021). The chart below shows the median sales price in Dupont, WA, over the last 3 years.
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Plants, hanging baskets and vegetable starts for sale.
The Wear Blue: Run to Remember is a 5K race with 175 names of fallen soldiers.
Plenty of fresh produce to choose from at the weekly farmers market at the clock tower.
An August weekend of events including tours of the original Fort Nisqually site, live music and activities for the kids.
Gather in Ross Plaza for music, crafts and of course, the tree lighting!
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