Pierce County is one of the most beautiful places to live in Washington. Surrounded by saltwater shores and towering mountain peaks, Pierce County is a place full of culture, nightlife and fun!
With a population over 795,000, Pierce county is the second most populous county in the state behind King County and named for U.S. President Franklin Pierce. Visitors and residents place Pierce county as part of Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue. Most notably known for being the home to Mount Rainier Volcano, the tallest mountain in the Cascade Range, Pierce County has a total area of about 1,806 square miles.
With its thriving arts and culture community, diverse landscape and wealth of recreational activities, its no wonder people flock to the area and decide to call Pierce County their home. Residents and visitors enjoy various shows and performances, taking part in one of the many sports or outdoor activities, or spending the day at one of the must see attractions. Whatever you enjoy, I’m sure Pierce County has something for you!
Take a look at some notable places for the art lover:
- Broadway Center for the Performing Arts
- Grand Cinema
- Lakewood Playhouse
- Museum of Glass
- Northwest Sinfonietta
- Speakeasy Arts Cooperative
- Tacoma Art Museum
- Tacoma Little Theater
- Tacoma Concert Band
- Tacoma Musical Playhouse
- Washington State History Museum
Natural and geographic features to note:
- Anderson Island
- Carbon River
- Cascade Range
- Case Inlet
- Commencement Bay
- Fox Island
- Herron Island
- Ketron Island
- Key Peninsula
Pierce County Home Prices
Pierce County home prices range from low to high depending on size, location and condition of the property, but truly has homes for sale in every price range. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious mountain retreat, cozy condos or townhomes, or maybe a wooded piece of raw land to build, it’s available here in Pierce County.
The median price of homes listed in Pierce County is approximately $289,000 and the median price of homes sold in Pierce County is approximately $240,000. According to Redfin, that’s an 8.1percent increase from last year’s median sold price and 15.8 percent increase from last year’s median list price!
What to Expect This Year
Whether you’re looking to buy or sell this year, the market is looking promising on both sides! Northwest Multiple Listing Service, prices in Pierce County increased nearly 10 percent over the past year and in comparison to 6.4 percent in King County and 6.68 percent in Thruston. The prices in Pierce County are not just indicators of the housing market, but also the local economy! This means new jobs are being created and big box stores are opening in the area.
Pierce County Real Estate
The market in Pierce County is growing so quickly, and a reason for this is that Pierce County home prices are still very affordable compared to neighboring county prices at $400,000 in King County.
Once you’ve taken a look at what this great county has to offer, I’m sure you will consider buying. Also, with the Pierce County home prices being so affordable, it’s a great time to purchase and call Pierce County your home!
With access to great schools, including 16 public schools, 4 private schools, and 6 higher education establishments, a vast selection of recreational activities, such as hiking and skiing and the lively cultural scene full of arts and entertainment, people find Pierce County to be a great place to live and raise a family.
Give me a call today and let me show you the spectacular offerings in Pierce County in some of the best neighborhoods including Bonney Lake, DuPont, Eatonville, Fife, Graham, Lakewood, McKenna, Milton, Olympia, Puyallup, Roy and Tacoma to name a few.
If you’re considering purchasing or selling a home in Pierce County, please consider using me as your agent. I have the education and experience to deliver and come highly recommended by my previous and current clients. By offering a full range of services, I’m able to help you with effective marketing strategies by integrating the latest technology. Call me today!