Situated on the southern tip of Puget Sound in the shadow of magnificent Mt. Rainier, Lacey lies in the center of a natural paradise. Five freshwater lakes within the city, miles of hiking and biking paths, several championship golf courses, more than 1,200 acres of public parkland, and the adjoining 3,700-acre Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge provide residents with virtually unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation. Clean air, clean water, outstanding schools, a low crime rate, a healthy economy, and close proximity to major metropolitan areas make this community one of the most desirable places in the country to live and conduct business.
Living options within Lacey accommodate every lifestyle – from stunning waterfront, fairway, and mountain-view settings to urban-style townhomes. We’ve also become a popular retirement mecca, with thousands of active retirees from around the country seeking a year-round temperate climate, superior medical services, and no state income tax.
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North Thurston Public Schools, which consistently rank among the highest academic attainment levels in Washington State, provide award-winning educational services to 14,000 students within Lacey and its surrounding residential suburbs. More than 1,700 dedicated professional educators and support personnel — and nearly 2,000 community-minded volunteers — enrich the educational experiences of district students.
Residents are also served by a number of highly regarded public colleges and universities. South Puget Sound Community College is located within the city and The Evergreen State College, a nationally-recognized 4-year liberal arts institution, is located approximately 10 minutes from Lacey on the shores of picturesque Eld Inlet.
Dining and Shopping
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Whatever the season, you’ll find an unbelievable array of arts and events to choose from—including outdoor summer concerts in the park, cinema under the stars, an old-fashioned county fair, a festival of Dixieland jazz, Lacey Spring Fun Fair, and the Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival.
Parks and Recreation
With over 1,200 acres of municipal parkland and open space, a premier regional athletic complex, three indoor public pools and several community buildings, Lacey’s residents and visitors enjoy one of the finest municipal park networks in the state. Lacey is perfectly centered among some of the most spectacular state and national park locations in the country. With Puget Sound’s Tolmie State Park at our front door, the 3,700-acre Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge along our eastern boundary, and the magnificence of Mt. Rainier and Olympic mountains just a short drive away, opportunities for adventure are virtually unlimited. Our community has miles of paved walking and biking trails, connecting neighborhoods with recreational amenities, commercial districts, and areas of employment. A convenient and healthy way to relax or commute!
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