Puyallup, Washington is a suburb off of Tacoma, with a population of about 40,500 people, according to the City of Puyallup. Developed in the late 1870’s, the town is one of Washington State's oldest cities. It was founded on the South side of the Puyallup River, where you can still find historic buildings and properties that reflect the agriculture settlement the city once was. The urban environment you see today represents nearly 150 years of development.
These development haven’t taken away from the rich history that can be seen in the Puyallup streets. In 2007 the City of Puyallup, Pierce County, and the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation teamed together to identify and help protect historic buildings found in downtown Puyallup. Many of these buildings have been restored and rehabilitated through the Main
Street Program, and stand proudly as architectural artwork for the community to enjoy. Often these buildings have been converted to shops, which according to Area Vibes, Puyallup has many of. If you aim to live in a place where amenities are a must, Puyallup is an excellent option for you. This includes the school district, which is extensive in comparison to some houses for sale in Spanaway, WA, and other nearby cities. Puyallup has a wide array of options for families with children, most of which are highly rated and located in areas with low crime rates.
Residents here are very friendly, and there are many opportunities for people of all ages. In 2016, Puyallup became the first city in all of Washington State to receive an AARP/World Health Organization “Age-Friendly City” designation, which highlights the city’s commitment to equal opportunities for people of all different ages. Puyallup is also famous for its commitment to the environment. It was labeled a “Bee City” by Bee City USA, a non-profit organization that develops and maintains habitats for pollinators in order to preserve their declining population.The city’s Urban Forest has also been recognized for its positive impact on the environment and community. For four years Puyallup has been recognized by departments like the Arbor Day Foundation and the WA State Department of Natural Resources as Tree City USA. The myriad of trees, gardens, and grass walkways provides clean air to the community, and intercept incoming stormwater. Not to mention the greenery brings beauty and light to the region, especially during the fall when the colors begin to flourish.
Puyallup is a family-friendly region, with a plethora of activities to keep you and your family active. Puyallup is home to the annual Washington State Fair, a spectacular 20-day event which attracts tourists from all around the region. The festivities take place in the Spring, and include everything from carnival rides and roller coasters, to rodeo events, concerts, farm animal showings, interactive exhibits, and more. Puyallup is also home to many parks and trails, including Clarks Creek, and tributary to the Puyallup River that flows through Clarks Parks. Chum Salmon travel through these waters, providing excellent viewing opportunities for recreationists during spawning season. There are many outdoor opportunities such as these, similarly to what you might find in Spanaway, WA real estate and in homes all over the state.
If you’re interested in learning more about Puyallup, and real estate opportunities through Crescent Realty, Inc. you can check out the latest listings for the area, or check out our Facebook page to learn more about homeownership. If you have any questions about Crescent Realty, Inc. or Puyallup, WA, don’t hesitate to call our office at 253-531-9400 or toll-free at 866-579-5280, we are happy to assist you in any way that we can.