About

Here at Living Pierce County, we are all about showcasing all that the Tacoma/Pierce County area has to offer.  Whether you are relocating, arriving due to military transfer or back from another tour- the current climate for housing affords most everyone multiple options.

This website is design to provide you information about the Tacoma/Pierce County area as well as the Housing market. View the Relocation Guide or for more specific information Request a Relocation Digest. We are a service of Windermere Professional Partners, the largest Real Estate Company in Pierce County.

Surrounded by saltwater bays, freshwater lakes, large mountains, and farmland the Tacoma-Pierce County is an amazing place to call home.  Complimenting the diverse landscape is the large downtown area with shopping, entertainment, arts, fine-dining, and history. Despite the reputation that the only weather we get in the area is rain, the Tacoma-Pierce County Area boasts a warmer client. On average the winter temperature is in the 40′s, while the summer temps reach the mid 70′s to mid 80′s, and rainfall in the area averages around 37 inches.

 

Education

In Pierce County there are 15 available school districts. The largest districts in the area include BethelClover ParkPuyallup, andTacoma. The Pierce County School districts features special programs such as running start, year-round school, and the alternative School of the Arts. Prestigious private schools such as Annie Wright Academy, Charles Wright, Bellarmine Preparatory School, and St. Patrick & St. Charles Elementary are also available.

There are many educational opportunities for higher learning in the area. The Tacoma-Pierce County area offers three four-year universities, they are the University of Puget SoundPacific Lutheran University, and the University of Washington-Tacoma. Extensions ofChapman UniversityCentral Washington University, the Evergreen State College, and City University are also available in the area. Finally, technical and community colleges are offered such as Bates Technical CollegeClover Park Technical College, Pierce College, and Tacoma Community College.

Recreation

This area is paradise for people that love doing outdoor activities. Surrounded by the Cascade Mountain Range, Puget Sound, and freshwater lakes and rivers there is an abundance of outdoor activities for outdoor enthusiast. The bay, lakes, and rivers offer activities such as swimming, river rafting, water skiing, or many other water activities. The Cascade Mountains with Mount Rainier , Crystal Mountain, and Steven’s Pass offer such activities as hiking, camping, and snow skiing. The area is also home to Northwest Trek- a 725 acre wildlife preserve near Eatonville.

Arts & Culture

If you want to relax a little more the Tacoma-Pierce County area offers many community events, art exhibits, museums, theaters, and other places you can go to enjoy yourself.  From the Tacoma Art Museum, The Grand Cinema, (a non profit art house movie theater located in Downtown Tacoma) The Glass Museum, Washington State History Museum, and the soon to be completed Lemay Car Museum, Tacoma is chock full of art and culture.

About a forty minute drive north in Seattle you can go check out the pro sports teams the Seattle SeahawksSeattle Mariners,Seattle Sounders, and Seattle Storm.

This is a large area with over 35 cities to choose from. We are sure we can find a perfect place for you that you will love.