“I will miss seeing Mt. Rainer on a clear day, hearing the kids playing with the neighborhood crew in the cul-de-sac, working from my home-office on the main floor and feeling separated enough from the house to be productive, but close enough to give me comfort. Hanging Christmas lights across the cat-walk and transforming the living room into a two-story Christmas extravaganza. Enjoying quiet evenings in the backyard with friends, the abundance of storage space in every room and the feeling of home as I walked into the house every day.” — when asked what they’ll miss about the home.
“Absolutely, 100%, hands down will miss walking to Starbucks and Legendary Doughnuts on Christmas Eve with the neighbors and kids. Walking the Lakeland Hill and taking a detour to the various parks and playgrounds on the way home was always an added bonus for the kids. Heading into the Town Center any day of the week and knowing you would run into a friend or neighbor will be something I will remember and cherish long after this house sells.” — when asked about living in this location.
“There are too many places to name, but I will say that some of our most favorite and random evenings have begun at The Rock, Al Lago, Puerto Vallarta and Hops N Drops. And if I’m being honest, may or may not have ended with a quick dash through Taco Time.” — when asked about dining out near the home.
The Lakeland Towne Center also has a Haggen Food & Pharmacy, a UPS store, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Solei Day Spa and a newly opened MOD Pizza and Stack 571 Burger and Whiskey Bar.
Pack a picnic and head to Lake Tapps — less than 4 miles away! This popular swimming and boat launch area is located on the north side of Lake Tapps. A largely undeveloped 135 acre site with approximately 10,000 feet of waterfront access including a sandy swimming area. North Lake Tapps County Park offers spectacular views of Mount Rainier to the south and is a great place for kids and adults to swim. The park has several amenities that include, barbeque grills, beach access, a boat ramp, picnic tables, trails, rest rooms and a seasonal concession stand. There’s also the Allan Yorke Park on the opposite side of the lake, as well as the Tapps Island Golf Course and the newly opened Island Lodge that offers deck seating, overlooks the water and has stellar mountain views. Sunset Park — a 15-acre green space with a play area, skate park & picnic shelter, plus a basketball court & trails, just a mile away. Another park that locals enjoy is Game Farm Park. It’s a short 12 minute drive and offers a playground & walking trail, plus facilities for softball, soccer, tennis & basketball.