Living in Lacey, WA

Located just south of Joint-Base Lewis-McCord, Lacey is a medium-sized city in Washington State offering affordable home prices, great schools, and plenty of parks and lakes to play in. In fact, Lacey is home to 5 different lakes, and back in the 1920’s was home to 19 resorts earning itself a reputation for being a resort community. Although the resorts are long gone, you can still live like you’re on vacation in Lacey. Whether you prefer living on the lake, the golf course, out on the farm, or in one of Lacey’s planned development communities, your perfect home awaits in Lacey.

Outdoor Activities

The city of Lacey is home to miles of hiking and biking trails, several championship level golf courses, 5 lakes for boating and swimming activities and more than 1200 acres of land set aside for parks and green spaces, not to mention the beautiful Puget Sound sitting right in our backyard.

Lacey Schools

Lacey has a high-ranking school district. A couple of notable mentions:

  • Timberline High School is ranked the 2nd Best Public High School in Thurston County
  • Aspire Middle School ranks #3 for Best Public Middle School in Thurson County.
  • Horizon Elementary School sits #7 for Best Public Elementary School in Thurston Count.

Those stats are according to and may change over time. If you scroll through their website you will notice that nearly all of Lacey’s schools rank a B or above.

Lacey Real Estate

Lacey continues to remain one of the more affordable places to live in the South Sound area. The median sales price as of May 2020 was $415,000 and is up 6.4% from the same time the previous year.

See waterfront property available in Lacey. Lakefront property can be hard to come by, so if lakefront property is your dream, you’ll want to make sure you set up a listing alert to get notified whenever lakefront property becomes available.

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Local Attractions

Long Lake Park
2790 Carpenter Road, Lacey WA 98503
This 10 acre park offers 285 feet of beach to swim from, picnic tables, barbecue grills and a volley ball court in the sand.

Stottle Winery & Tasting Rooms
2641 Willamette Dr NE, Lacey WA 98516
Stottle Winery sources their grapes from Washington vineyards and makes wine from some of the oldest grapevines in the state.

Wonderwood Park
5304 32nd Ave SE, Lacey WA 98503
Huge 40 ace park featuring play equipment for the kids, walking trails, tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic tables, barbecues and covered areas.

Annual Events

Thurston County Fair
Summer Concerts in the Park
Spring Fun Fair
Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival