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My Top 3 places to live for the shortest commute from JBLM...

Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty Washington LLC

Who wants to live where the commute is shortest around JBLM (Joint Base Lewis McChord)???

Let's face it;

The last thing you look forward too when leaving work is sitting in traffic. So most people talk to people who were stationed at FT Lewis or McChord AFB in the late 1990s or early to mid 2000s. Back then everyone was looking at Lacey WA. Lacey was growing fast and prices were lower. The commute at that time was 15-20 minutes tops. Today; I can leave JBLM (McChord main gate) and make it to Lacey in 45-50 minutes unless its Friday. If it's Friday expect that trip to take 60-90 minutes.

My Top 3 places to live for the shortest commute from JBLM...

DuPont (NW Landing)

Homes ($185k-$500k). Not the Cheapest, but as a planned community, it has many amenities worth considering... Commute 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the time of day


Homes ($150k to $$$). This use to be an unincorporated area, just off base, with pawn shops and prostitutes. It is now cleaned up. Since Incorporation in 1996 Lakewood has become a respectable town of 70000 residents. It will cut your commute to 10 to 20 minutes, again depending on the time of day and what part of the base you work on...


Homes ($120k to $220k). This is the closest community on the northeast side of base. Just 10 to 20 minutes depending on the time of day and what part of the base you work on...

For further information on schools and homes in each area, please contact me to see the latest inventory...

This post was authored by Paul Henderson. ©2013, All Rights Reserved, This content may not be reproduced or reprinted (Except for ActiveRain Re-blogging) without express written permission of Paul Henderson, RE/MAX Professionals, Tacoma, WA. 

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Paul S. Henderson, Residential Real Estate Broker 

Tacoma Washington 

Realtor ® BPOR, CRS, GRI, CDPE

Fathom Realty WA LLC


South Puget Sound in Washington State





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As a Residential Broker and Relocation Specialist, I sell homes in or around ,Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Steilacoom,  University Place, DuPont and Hartstene Pointe in Washington State.
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Kathy Stoltman
Ventura, CA

Paul, this is very useful information, especially if someone is new to your area, but I bet there are local folks that will find this equally as informative.

Nov 01, 2013 01:42 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Sounds like a good idea to me.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 01, 2013 11:06 AM