Pierce County

Welcome to Pierce County

Friendly, scenic, and urban environment — serving as the home of Mount Rainier


Gorgeous and brimming with coveted amenities, Pierce County is an exceptional place to relocate. Encompassing undisturbed rural communities, bustling urban neighborhoods, and quaint suburban areas, there’s much to explore and enjoy. Cities found around the region include Tacoma, Lakewood, Puyallup, and DuPont. Pierce County also includes the rural and suburban communities that are located across the bay — including Lakebay, Anderson Island, and Artondale.
Much like the area itself, residential properties are varied in their appearance and style. Individuals seeking a more secluded living experience can purchase a spacious home on sprawling plots of land that are miles away from towering Mount Rainier. Alternatively, those desiring life in a cozy suburb — or in an urban neighborhood that is close to it all — will be delighted by what they uncover in Pierce County.

What to Love

  • Peaceful urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods
  • Encompasses Tacoma and Mount Rainier
  • Excellent schools
  • Myriad of conveniences and amenities
  • Waterfront communities


Local Lifestyle

Residing in Pierce County is an absolute dream. With sights, attractions, and conveniences that are found only in this part of the state, it is easy to see why this area is such a desirable place to live. Situated along the bay, and encompassing Mount Rainier National Park, locals have quick and effortless access to top outdoor destinations. Home and neighborhood styles are quite varied depending on the city. No matter where you choose to live, you’ll always have access to an excellent selection of restaurants, stores, and essential businesses.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Whether spending time in Tacoma, or in one of the area’s suburbs, Pierce County is filled with top-rated shopping and dining establishments.
Locals consistently rave about the marvelous restaurants that are found in this beloved county. The vast majority of dining options are located in the westernmost parts of the area. If you’re brand new to Pierce County, be sure to sample the delectable dishes at favorites such as Farm 12 Restaurant, Anthony's At Point Defiance, Bar Bistro, The Fish Peddler Restaurant, Asado, Boathouse 19, 3uilt Tacoma, TibbittsFernHill, and Marzano Italian Restaurant. Whatever cuisine you crave is sure to be found minutes from home.

In the mood for some retail therapy? There are plenty of spots to pick up everything you want and need. Major shopping complexes in Pierce County include Sunrise Village, Pacific Run Antique Mall, Lakewood Towne Center, and the Tacoma Mall. There are also plenty of places to run your everyday errands.

Things to Do

It is almost an understatement to say that Pierce County is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. On the central and eastern sides of this expansive area, there are a seemingly endless number of ways to bask in the glory of the Pacific Northwest.
Above and beyond anything else in the county, Mount Rainier National Park is easily the most impressive. Embark on your climb up peaks such as Liberty Cap, Point Success, Anvil Rock, and Little Tahoma Peak. The mountain is also surrounded by Myrtle Falls, miles of hiking trails, and several suspension bridges.
Outside of the breathtaking natural landscape found in the county, there are other attractions awaiting your arrival. Attend the Washington State Fair (and other events held on grounds), Meeker Days, the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, and the events at the Tacoma Dome.


From Tacoma to Puyallup, Pierce County features outstanding schools that are highly rated.



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