Sitting approximately 10 miles southeast of Tacoma and about 36 miles south of Seattle, Puyallup is home to some 38,000 residents. Charming older homes around the downtown area bring reminders of this area’s rural past and still-current daffodil growing operations. Some neighborhood highlights are Summit, an eclectic area with a mix of architectural styles and more than the usual space between properties, and Sunrise, a community on South Hill, known for well-manicured landscaping and convenient access to nearby conveniences.
Puyallup means "the generous people," and certainly the generosity does not stop there when you consider its striking views of snow-capped Mt. Rainer and the surrounding valley. There are some amazing parks in the area; starting downtown with Pioneer Park, home to the area’s farmers market and free summer concerts. 59 acre Bradley Lake Park contains a mile-long lakeside loop for walking and jogging, a large picnic area, two ball fields and a playground. Wildwood Park is over 80 acres, 55 of which are forested, providing visitors with a trail system and other typical park amenities. All city parks are smoking- and alcohol-free, making them especially family-friendly.
Public schools offer Indian education, various magnet programs and home-based instruction. Puyallup is home to the Washington State Fair, held every September and featuring concerts, comedy shows, rides, rodeo, microbrews and of course, lots of food and funnel cake. Pierce College, with a campus in both Puyallup and online offers associate’s degrees, professional/technical programs, university transfer coursework and adult education. Community gardens, skateparks and a Riverwalk add life to Puyallup and give residents of all ages something to do. If you’re looking for a place with a mild climate, beautiful scenery and activities to keep you busy in all seasons, check out our Puyallup listings and find a home that’s right for you.