Overview of Parkland
Located approximately 11 miles south of Tacoma via Interstate 5 or State Highway 7, Parkland, WA is a quickly growing census-designated place in Pierce County. Home to approximately 35,000 residents, Parkland's population grew by more than 10,000 between 2000 and 2010 with no sight of slowing down. Find Parkland apartments for rent and get in on the action of this bustling suburb.
Living in Parkland, WA
The community of Parkland was originally developed around the Pacific Lutheran Academy (today known as Pacific Lutheran University) back in 1890. While the college remains a large academic and employment opportunity in the area, residents enjoying Parkland rentals also have their choice of a range of other job opportunities in the area.
Some of Pierce County's top employers include the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, which offers excellent jobs for both military and civilian personnel; the City of Tacoma, the state of Washington, and both Multicare and Franciscan Health Systems.
Parkland Attractions and Special Events
Whether you prefer the great outdoors or the thrills of city life, Parkland puts you minutes from your favorite attractions. Putt (or throw) your way to victory at one of the county's many golf or disc golf courses, all of which provide a fun challenge no matter which form of golf you prefer.
Take a quick 15 minute drive north to Tacoma to enjoy all of T-Town's top attractions. Point Defiance Park provides scenic marine vistas as well as one of the area's finest zoos and aquariums, while the Tacoma Glassblowing Studio shows off just how much skill is needed for this unique art form. To see a true master's work, head outside to check out the vibrant Chihuly Bridge of Glass, made by local legendary artist Dale Chihuly.
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