Perched atop a cluster of rolling hills just beyond Lacey’s city limits lies McAllister Park, a high-end large-lot community that was developed in the late ’90s by Virgil Adams Real Estate. With miles of sidewalks to stroll, many homes in the neighborhood feature views of the Olympic Mountain range and Mt. Rainier. The topography allows for unique and creative landscape design. With large lot sizes, many of the homes feature detached shops, large play areas, or inviting patios for outdoor entertainment.
Recreational activities in SE Lacey are endless, with many lowland lakes in the area. Love watersports? Head over to Long Lake or Lake St. Clair. Want to cast a line for some rainbows or brown trout? Hicks lake or Pattison lake should be on your weekend itinerary! The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife has up-to-date information on the nine lakes available for recreational fishing. Feeling a bit more sporty? Rainier Vista Community Park features a skate park, tennis & pickleball courts, and even multiple soccer, baseball, and softball fields. After your weekend of fun, head on over to Farrelli’s Pizza or Hops n Drops, two favorite local eateries.
As part of the North Thurston School district, southeast Lacey lies primarily within the boundaries of Timberline High school. Lacey is also home to Saint Martin’s University, a Catholic Benedictine school established in 1895. Saint Martin’s features small class sizes, an NCAA Division 2 designation, and a beautiful and conveniently located campus with concentrations of study such as education, engineering, biology, business, and liberal arts, all guided by their Catholic, Benedictine values.
With a population of 42,400 people, Lacey is one of the fastest-growing areas in Thurston County. It’s proximity to I-5, access to various recreational activities, and diverse mix of homes and neighborhoods appeal to many in search of a place to land in Thurston County.