Staying in step with the way today’s families live, Summit Homes is offering homes at Puget Meadows and Boardwalk with open concept main living areas that offer greater flexibility for furnishing and your lifestyle. The layouts offer useable spaces that make everyday living simpler with expansive great rooms adjoining kitchens that have a large multi-purpose island. A range of sizes from 2,033 sq. ft. to 2,687sq. ft. provides plenty of choices for those eager to purchase. A handful of new buyers are already living in their home and they are thrilled to have found a community that suits their needs in the neighborhood they love!
The first thing you might think when asked this question is, “Where the heck is Lacey?” Lacey sits comfortably along the I-5 corridor between Tacoma and Olympia. Just 20 minutes to JBLM, 30 minutes to Tacoma and is a quick 10 minutes to Olympia. It is the perfect bedroom community for those seeking refuge from the gridlock of the larger urban centers or for military families looking for a new home close to JBLM. What many are surprised to find when they discover Lacey is that in addition to an abundance of small town charm, the area is a vibrant community setting alive with shops, restaurants, recreation, sparkling lakes and saltwater, densely-forested parklands, championship fairways, miles of hiking and biking trails and an adjoining 3,700-acre wildlife refuge. Everything that’s important to your life, and how you live, is just steps away. Towering above it all, the unbelievable magnificence of Mt. Rainier.
Here are 15 reasons why you should purchase your new home in Lacey:
- The State Capitol Building in Olympia is home to the highest masonry dome in North America, rising 287 feet. The capitol building offers free guided tours daily. Learn more about it here
- Hands on Children’s Museum has 28,000 square feet of indoor space with 8 themed galleries. Learn about science, technology, engineering, art and math through 150+ hands-on exhibits. The museum also has a half-acre Outdoor Discovery Center, one of the nation’s pilot sites for the Going Wild Program, where children can reconnect with nature. Learn more about it here
- Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is located where the freshwater of the Nisqually River meets the saltwater of south Puget Sound, creating the Nisqually River Delta. Nisqually Refuge is famous for the more than 275 migratory bird species that use the refuge for migration, wintering, or breeding. Located just a few miles from Puget Meadows Learn more about it here
- Tumwater Falls Park is where the Deschutes River ends its journey from the shoulders of the Cascade Mountains to tumble a final 82 feet into Capitol Lake, once the final reach of Puget Sound. Learn more about it here
- Wolf Haven International has a mission to “Conserve and protect wolves and their habitat.” Wolf Haven accomplishes this mission through providing sanctuary, education and conservation. Wolf Haven has rescued and provided a lifetime home to more than 200 wolves. Learn more about it here
- Olympic Flight Museum hosts the annual Olympic Air Show every year, where the aircraft collection is flown along with many more visiting historic aircraft. Attractions include: Flying aircraft collection, Aviation artifacts, engine displays, hundreds of scale models, hands-on exhibits. Learn more about it here
- Thurston County Farmer’s Markets where you will find Quality Fresh Organic Produce * Washington grown fresh fruits * Meats * Fresh Fish * Clams & Oysters * Herbs * Dried & Fresh Cut Flowers * Healthy Breads * Desserts * Eggs * Cheeses * Jams & Jellies * Great Food * Quality locally grown plants & flowers * Lots of Fun * Arts and crafts from local Artisans * Live Entertainment
- Percival Landing Park occupying 3.38 acres located on the east side of Budd Bay on the southernmost tip of Puget Sound and is one of Olympia’s three waterfront parks. This popular park and tourist destination is in the heart of downtown and is a hub for gatherings, social interaction and public celebrations. The Landing includes a 1-mile boardwalk extending along the eastern shoreline of West Bay. Learn more about it here
- South Sound Wine Trail stretches through Lacey, Tenino, and Shelton and includes six award winning wineries. Each stop on the trail offers a unique experience and a variety of wonderful hand crafted award winning wines. On your journey you will be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery and rich history of the South Sound. During your tour stop for a stroll around Capitol Lake, enjoy one of the many State Parks, or dine in downtown Olympia. Learn more about it here
- Shipwreck Beads, located just 1 mile from Puget Meadows, has literally billions of beads stocked from floor to ceiling, the 22,000 square foot showroom is practically bursting with beads, making it a designer’s dream come true! Once inside, customers will find a large staff of friendly and knowledgeable salespeople, shopping carts equipped with a store map, and even customer computer kiosks to guide you to exactly what you’re searching for and more! Learn more about it here
- Golfing – There are numerous opportunities to golf throughout Thurston County offering courses for all abilities. The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie is close to Puget Meadows and consists of two distinct, public 18-hole golf courses: The Woodlands and The Links. If you are looking for a course very close to Boardwalk Capitol City Golf Club offers a challenge for golfers of all abilities as well. Learn more about it here
- Top Notch Restaurants abound throughout Lacey and Olympia offering everything from delicious cheap eats to fine dining for foodies. Learn more about it here
- North Thurston School District is has top rated schools. Learn about it here
- Mt. Rainer is about an hour’s drive away, but its presence is felt throughout Lacey and beyond, especially on a clear day. Mt. Rainer, Washington’s highest peak at 14,410 feet, offers visitors centers, campsites, and trails from which one can view flora, fauna, and wildlife. Learn more about it here
- Tolmie State Park is a 105-acre forested, marine day-use park on Nisqually Beach with 1,800 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound located within just 10 minutes from Puget Meadows. Learn more about it here
Lacey has somehow has managed the impossible – to keep the small hometown feel, while still offering all the conveniences and amenities of city living. Living in a Summit Home in Lacey is the perfect place for families and those in the military looking to buy a home close to JBLM. It’s a town made up of friendly people with community spirit and it’s a safe community where kids can play with friends on tree-lined streets and families can enjoy outdoor activities any time of year.