Better metropolitan values. The median value of property in Lacey is $193,400. This represents a better value than metropolitan Olympia, where the median is $216,900. The average Lacey residence runs 1,613 square feet and was built in 1980. Over 32% of the properties range from 1,400 to 1,800 square feet and most houses were built between 1960 to 1979.
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Natural Northwest. You can experience the Pacific Northwest up close through over 1,100 acres of municipal parks. Greg J. Cuoio Community Park offers untamed nature in 407 acres of undeveloped woodlands and wildlife habitat. In contrast, the 46 acres of Rainier Vista Community Park boasts fields for teams ports, courts for tennis and sand volleyball, a skate park, picnic shelters, and barbecue grills. Long Lake Park has a swimming beach and dock.
Price gains. The values of all homes in Lacey, including those both on and off the market, and those that are rent to own, have increased by nearly 7% last year. This should continue with a 4% rise this year.
Green community. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designated Lacey as an official "Green Power Community" because of a commitment to environmentally sound practices and green energy alternatives. For example, before any new commercial or residential development, the city arborist identifies which trees on a property must be saved.
Good news comes to those who wait. About 33% of Lacey listings eventually receive price cuts. About 36% sell for below the list price. (This may apply to rent to own homes.) In comparison, metropolitan Olympia shows almost 32% with price cuts and 25% that sell for below the list price.
Celebrate food. The Lacey Community Market features locally grown produce and prepared foods as well as antiques and handicrafts. It runs on the second Saturday of July to September. The Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival fetes famous fungi and includes a 5K run, cooking demonstrations and entertainment.
No need to share walls. Over 82% of Lacey residences consist of single family homes so your chances of scoring a place with no common walls is high. Condos comprise only about 2% and 15% consist of other options, such as apartments. Check with a local realtor to find rent to own houses.
League love. The city recreation program administers several leagues for children, teens, and adults covering such sports as baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, track and field, and frisbee. Many sporting events take place at the 100 acre Regional Athletic Complex, which not only features premium play surfaces, such as synthetic turf, but also stadium seating and advanced lighting. The complex also works as a park with its picnic areas, walking trails, and single stall restrooms.
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