The Lakes, Lacey, WA

The Lakes Neighborhood Guide Lacey, WA


The Lakes is a charming neighborhood in Lacey, Washington known for its green surroundings and peaceful environment. It is located near the I-5, providing easy access to Olympia and other nearby cities. The neighborhood is characterized by beautiful lake views and well-maintained homes, offering a serene living environment. The Lakes is also conveniently located near St. Martin's University and the Hawks Prairie Golf Course, making it a desirable location for both families and individuals.

What You Will Love About The Lakes, Lacey, Washington

  • You'll love the tranquil and friendly ambiance of the neighborhood, offering a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
  • The neighborhood boasts stunning lake views, walking trails, and parks perfect for picnics or outdoor activities.
  • The Lakes is conveniently located near shopping centers, restaurants, and schools, making everyday living convenient and comfortable.
  • The easy access to I-5 makes commuting to nearby cities and attractions hassle-free.

What’s Nearby

The Lakes neighborhood is just a short drive away from downtown Olympia, providing residents with ample entertainment and dining options. The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is also nearby, offering nature trails and bird watching opportunities. For golf enthusiasts, the Hawks Prairie Golf Course is just a few minutes drive.


Residents of The Lakes enjoy a relaxed and outdoor-oriented lifestyle. The neighborhood's close proximity to lakes and parks encourage outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, and biking. Additionally, the community is very tight-knit, frequently organizing neighborhood events and social gatherings.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 28 restaurants, 5 grocery stores, and 13 parks within a mile of the The Lakes neighborhood.

    Interlake Grocery

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    7446 Mullen Rd SE

    Tri Lake Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    2.0 miles

    8031 Yelm Hwy SE


    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    2.1 miles

    6200 Pacific Ave SE

    Khmer Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Gourmet Store, Grocery Store

    2.1 miles

    5806 Pacific Ave SE

The Lakes Apartments and Rentals

35 Rental properties in The Lakes, Lacey, WA.

  • Forest Grove Apartments property


    Forest Grove Apartments

    2–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    878–1187 Sqft

    Not Available

  • 5815 Vermont Avenue Southeast property


    5815 Vermont Avenue Southeast

    3 Beds • 1 Bath

    1153 Sqft

    Available 9/1

  • 8318 Sweetbrier Loop Southeast property


    8318 Sweetbrier Loop Southeast

    3 Beds • 2 Baths

    2065 Sqft

    Available 8/10

  • 8848 28th Way SE property


    8848 28th Way SE

    4 Beds • 2 Baths

    2240 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 8525 Sweetbrier Loop SE property


    8525 Sweetbrier Loop SE

    3 Beds • 2 Baths

    1544 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 4214 Kyro Rd SE property


    4214 Kyro Rd SE

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    722 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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The Lakes Demographics

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The Lakes Reviews

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  • Noise Late At Night


    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Area Has Litter


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  • Pet Friendly


    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Area Has Potholes


    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Quiet Area


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  • Good Place To Raise A Family


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The Lakes Transportation

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Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Somewhat Bikeable

Bike Score®

Some Transit

2 train stops

Amtrak Passenger Station

Train Stop

6600 Yelm Hwy SE

Centennial Station

Train Stop

6600 Yelm Hwy SE


The Lakes Schools

Neighborhoods Around The Lakes

NeighborhoodStudioAvg RentAnnual Change
HorizonsNeighborhood in Lacey, Washington----
Central LaceyNeighborhood in Lacey, Washington$1,461
TanglewildeNeighborhood in Lacey, Washington$1,995
Hawks PrairieNeighborhood in Lacey, Washington----
MeadowsNeighborhood in Lacey, Washington----
Chambers Lake BasinNeighborhood in Olympia, Washington----
Pleasant GladeNeighborhood in Lacey, Washington----
Indian CreekNeighborhood in Olympia, Washington----
EastsideNeighborhood in Olympia, Washington----
Thompson PlaceNeighborhood in Olympia, Washington----
WildernessNeighborhood in Olympia, Washington----
Upper EastsideNeighborhood in Olympia, Washington----
Capitol City Golf Club EstatesNeighborhood in Lacey, Washington----