If you’re searching for a home that’s near Joint Base Lewis-McChord, I highly recommend the city of Puyallup! Puyallup is a top choice for those who are looking to be surrounded by convenience all while enjoying a more laidback atmosphere and a community feel.
But first, here’s a little more background on me: My name is REALTOR® Cyrus Bonnet and I am “JBLM’s Dedicated VA/military real estate professional.” I love helping my clients find the right home close to JBLM, whether you’re looking for something that’s 15 minutes to JBLM or 1 hour to JBLM. As a military real estate professional, I have a lot of experience serving those who are new to the area and need to find real estate close to JBLM.
I’m Military & Veteran Housing Certified, a Certified Military Housing Specialist (USAcares.org), a Military Relocation Professional, a VA & Military Real Estate Specialist, and I’m a part of the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (plus I serve as the Tacoma chapter’s president 2014-2016)… and more! I also love supporting organizations like the Wounded Warrior Project, War Dogs Making it Home, Paws & Stripes, etc.
(If you’d like to learn more about me, check out my website.)
Anyway—more about Puyallup! Depending on where you live in Puyallup, you’re just about a 15- to 25-minute drive to JBLM. Puyallup is just east of Spanaway, Frederickson, and JBLM, making it a premium choice for those who have to commute to JBLM. (Tip: You may hear people refer to “South Hill” as a different place, but it’s still part of Puyallup—it’s just the southern part of Puyallup and on a hill, as the name suggests!)
Here are 4 reasons why many people who work at JBLM choose to live in Puyallup:
- As I’ve already mentioned, Puyallup is very close to JBLM.
Especially in neighborhoods like Silver Creek (located at 176th and Meridian), you’ll find yourself enjoying the amenities of Puyallup and a peaceful suburban community while still being approximately 25 minutes away from work.
- Although Puyallup is a developed area, it’s still growing.
Puyallup just keeps growing, and homebuyers can enjoy the benefits of new construction here whether you’re looking for single-family homes or condos. It Is also known to hold its value to its continued growth and amenities.
- You’re surrounded by a large variety of incredible amenities.
Puyallup is home to tons of restaurants, schools, health services, parks, and so much more. With a population at almost 40,000, Puyallup has over 30 schools (including Pierce College, a community college). Puyallup is also home to a few large shopping centers, including the South Hill Mall, an expansive destination that features large department stores, a movie theater, and restaurants. 2 Targets, 2 Walmarts, and countless other grocery stores, shops, fast food options, sit-down restaurants, and more all await in Puyallup as well!
- The outdoors are right at your fingertips!
Puyallup is home to some truly gorgeous parks (like Bradley Lake Park and Pioneer Park), but if you want to really head into the great outdoors for some adventure, you’re in luck! Puyallup is in close proximity to hiking, fishing, camping, and boating opportunities. Lake Tapps, Lake Alder, and Lake Kapowsin are all within an hour away from Puyallup (depending on where you live) making it super easy to head out for a weekend of peace, quiet, and adventure. Mt Rainier National Park is also less than an hour away, offering a haven of hiking, camping, and even more adventuring!