Located a mere 16 mile drive from Tacoma and 29 miles from Seattle, Pacific, WA is a family-friendly community that gives its residents access to great schools and top-notch employment opportunities. A small city with a population of approximately 6,700, residents here enjoy a slower pace of life. Individuals and families who are looking for Pacific apartments for rent may fall in love with the town's prime location and welcoming community.
Pacific sits in the White River Valley, an area whose soils are rich and perfect for growing hops. By the late 1870s, the crop had become a major industry for the town, until an epidemic of hop lice nearly wiped out this livelihood. Farmers soon thereafter diversified their crops, and the construction of the Interurban Railway in 1902 gave Pacific easy access to other growing towns and cities.
While agriculture and dairy production still remain key components to Pacific's economy, the city's location between Pierce and King counties allows residents to enjoy access to a number of jobs. Top employers in the area include Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the Multicare Health Systems, and Washington State Higher Education, as well as Boeing and Microsoft.
Students who are renting Pacific apartments have easy commutes to area universities and trade schools, such as Pacific Lutheran University, Bates Technical College, and Green River Community College.
Pierce County is filled with artistic endeavors and beautiful natural areas to explore. Fort Steilacoom Park in nearby Lakewood provides Pacific residents with a great spot to explore the area's past, while nearby Tacoma is home to the awesome Museum of Glass and the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Seattle regularly hosts a number of Broadway shows at theaters like the Fifth Avenue, and is home to a number of top-notch restaurants and foodie delights at the Pike Place Market.
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