Your Passport to Scenic Adventure
Maybe it’s the rain washed air, serene, sparkling lakes, or the evergreen studded mountains, but when it comes to living in Lacey Washington, a bike rack for the car and a sturdy pair of hiking boots is how the Pacific Northwest is won. Located on the southern end of Puget Sound, Lacey is a dream come true for the adventurer seeking the ultimate outdoor experience. It’s quaint, yet modern, weaving small-town culture with big city amenities, and boasts a thriving art scene, an efficient public transit system, and exciting local events. With Mt. Rainier towering majestically in the backdrop, it’s easy to see why this region has been dubbed the Pacific Wonderland.
Lacey is just minutes from Washington’s capital of Olympia and is the gateway to nature with over 1,200 acres of open park spaces, and trails that seem to go on forever. When it comes to outdoor recreation, one is limited only by their imagination. Whether it’s taking a boat out onto one of the city’s five lakes, hiking through Olympia National Park, or bird watching at Nisqually Wildlife Refuge, Lacey, and its surrounding area is an outdoor lover’s utopia. Golf devotees have access to championship courses including The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie, and the 55+ golf resort community of Shea Homes at Jubilee. Home to local landmarks including Saint Martin’s University, and Lacey Historical Museum, this fitness minded city is irresistible, and best explored on foot or on a bike.
Eating, and drinking locally is what Lacey does best. Homegrown flavors can be experienced throughout the city from artisanal brews, and global cuisine, to the abundant farmer’s markets. The Northwest is blessed with an exceptional regional fare, and Lacey’s award-winning wines and spirits offer a sophisticated treat for the taste buds. Jazz festivals, county fairs, and seasonal events showcase local talent and bring the community together to enjoy family-friendly entertainment.
This picturesque Thurston County gem is located an hour from Seattle, and just next door to Olympia where historic attractions including the State Capitol, and the regal elegance of the Washington State Governor’s Mansion bring the town’s past to life. Residents have access to a selection of big-name retailers, everyday services, and spectacular mountain views that make this part of the country an outdoor lovers paradise.