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Featured Apartments in Lacey, WA
The Timbers apartment homes are located in Lacey, close to Joint Base-Lewis/McChord, Lake Hicks and South Puget Sound Community College. We feature beautiful open floor plans of 1 & 2 Bedroom apartments.
Lacey WA, 98503
Waterfront property...Quiet and peaceful...Close to I-5...
Lacey WA, 98503
Bus stop at entrance to property! Convenient to dining and shopping! Friendly management team!
Lacey WA, 98503
College Pointe is located in a wooded setting that offers privacy as well as convenience of apartment living. Water/Sewer/Garbage paid!! We are pet friendly... large dogs accepted.
Lacey WA, 98503
Live the life style at the Village at Union Mills
Lacey WA, 98513
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Overview of Lacey
Situated on the Puget Sound at the western edge of the Cascade Mountains, Lacey is full of natural beauty. From glistening lakes to dense forests, the town is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Featuring miles of biking and hiking paths, championship golf courses and an adjacent 3,700-acre wildlife refuge, it's difficult to be bored in Lacey. The city boasts more than 1,100-acres of parkland and a premier outdoor sports venue, and is considered one of the best places in the state for athletics.
Lacey apartments for rent are ideal for those seeking an active lifestyle. However, the city also features a diverse array of arts and entertainment. It’s no surprise the population of Lacey has more than doubled over the past two decades. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 43,000 residents live in Lacey today.
Living in Lacey, WA
The history of Lacey began in the 1890s when the thriving town was home to a nationally-renowned horse racing facility, a train station, post office and hotel. Originally, the area was named Woodland in honor of the pioneer settler Isaac Wood, who founded the first brewery in the area.
The first school in Lacey was constructed in 1853 near today’s Pioneer Cemetery, and then another school was built in 1892 as a one-room schoolhouse. Since the town was growing so rapidly, in 1891, residents agreed they needed their own post office. The name Lacey was submitted as another area town was already called Woodland. As time went on, people continued to build larger and larger structures in the area, and by 1928 the school could hold 300 students and had a 750-seat auditorium.
By the 1960s, Lacey had grown to more than 8,000 residents, and the number of housing and commercial developments were consistently rising. Although the town’s first attempt to incorporate was not accepted, a few years later in 1966, Lacey became a city.
Lacey Work and Study
Residents in Lacey are often employed by some of the top companies in the area, including Panorama City, Inc., Best Buy, Bank of America, Saint Martin’s University or the local government. Nearby Olympia was also named one of the best cities to live and launch a business in 2008, according to CNN Money Magazine.
Students living in apartments in Lacey often attend one of the local colleges including Saint Martin’s University located in town. Other schools nearby include The Evergreen State College and South Puget Sound Community College.
Rentals in Lacey, WA and Cost of Living
Sometimes it pays to live in a beautiful town with all the amenities one may need. In Lacey, the overall cost of living is 9 points higher than the national average, and food is 7 points higher, according to Best Places. Luckily, since the climate is mild year round in Lacey, the average cost of utilities is 9 points lower than the national average.
According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, Lacey apartments average $1,039. Since the town is dedicated to preserving its natural environment, 20 percent of land is set aside for parks, natural areas and open spaces, making the demand higher for a home in the area.
Lacey Attractions and Special Events
There’s no excuse for boredom in Lacey. Throughout the year, there are events going on including Lacey In Tune Summer Concerts in the Park and the Lacey Alternative Energy Fair, which has been going on since 1997.
In Lacey, most attractions are natural. From the Puget Sound to the Cascade Mountains and the striking Mount Rainier, beauty is all around in Lacey. More than 1,100 acres of parks and open spaces are among the many reasons people move to this area.
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