Welcome to University Place — Located on the colorful and pleasant Puget Sound and is home to more than 31,500 active residents. This city boasts beautiful scenic views of the Olympic Mountains, Mount Rainier and the Puget Sound. It’s definitely a unique treasure!
You can look forward to being 2 miles from the Chamber’s Bay Trail & Golf Course — The trail head is only 3.25 miles round trip, but you’ll get a great workout in on those hills. The views of Olympic Mountains will reward your efforts! If you enjoy golf – Chamber’s Bay Golf Course is one of the top courses in the nation and the first course in the Northwest to welcome the U.S. Open Championships. Their onsite restaurant – The Grill offers a nice weekend brunch and sunset dinners. They also have special events throughout the year like the, Easter, Mother’s Day & Father’s Day brunch. Check their page for upcoming events.
You can also easily access the Chamber’s Bay Park — open field with picnic tables and the Playground by the Sound — Fenced in playground helps keeps the kiddos from roaming. The equipment is nicely maintained and varied; swings, tunnels, slides and monkey bars. There’s a shaded picnic area on a concrete slab. One table is completely covered and the other is open, plus a few more tables out in the grassy areas. The bathroom is across the field, but is close.
There are also a series of short trails that are located within the Chambers Creek Canyon Trail. All trails are primitive in nature and allow people to experience a true urban forest setting. Watch for our deer and coyotes, the canyon is a part of their home. Future plans call for an extension of this nature trail system, providing improved trail heads and linked trail segments.
The University Place Town Center is a 7 minute drive and offers Whole Foods, along with Anthem Coffee & Tea, Top Pot Doughnuts, University Place Library, Bliss Ice Cream, Jersey Mike’s Subs, newly opened Pure Barre, Gyro Grill and more shops coming to this popular area!
This is a long way out, but UP residents really look forward to the — The University Place Tree Lighting in December. Bundle up and gather at the Market Square for the Lighting of the University Place Christmas Tree. Top Pot Doughnuts and Hometown Dogs provide snacks!
You’ll also find the Green Firs Towne Center too — Safeway, Starbucks, Sapporo Japanese Steakhouse, Home Goods, Trader Joe’s, Mud Bay, Gyro Zone and Fresh Rolls, Soggy Doggy and the Hand & Stone Massage Spa.
Living in the area means you’re in the University Place School district like Chambers Elementary and Curtis Jr. & Senior High School and Charles Wright Academy.