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Want to Live Near JBLM? Here Are 4 Reasons Why People Choose to Call Lakewood Home

I recently worked with a buyer to purchase their dream home in Lakewood—a gorgeous, well-maintained 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath residence. Not only did this home feature stylish finishes, premium amenities, a private gate with a remote control, and a fully fenced, landscaped yard, but it was also nestled in the wonderful city of Lakewood!

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The list of why someone might choose to call Lakewood “home sweet home” is a long one, but I’ve narrowed it down to 4 of the top reasons! (Want to see a Lakewood home listing for a great price?)

1. Lakewood is super close to JBLM.

For many people, working close to home is important. Lakewood is located right on the northern border of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, meaning if you’re in the military, commuting to work could take anywhere from 1-18 minutes depending on where you live.

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2. This city is home to several gorgeous lakes.

With the name “Lakewood,” it’s probably not a surprise that Lakewood is home to several beautiful lakes! American Lake, Lake Steilacoom, Gravelly Lake, Lake Louise, and Waughop lake are the largest of the lakes. Opportunities for boating, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, and other water sports are all aplenty here! With several lakes just minutes from home, it’s easy to pack up for a day of fishing.

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3. You’re right next door to Chambers Bay.

Bordering Lakewood to the north, Chambers Bay is a 930-acre park that includes a 250-acre internationally acclaimed golf course in addition to beautiful walking trails. Whether you love to golf or just want to go for a run, Chambers Bay offers plenty of space to explore all while providing breathtaking views of the Puget Sound to enjoy the whole time.

4. Conveniently close to Interstate-5 and Highway 512.

Not only is Lakewood next door to JBLM, but it also offers quick and easy access to Interstate-5 and Highway 512. I-5 makes it easy to head south toward Olympia or north toward Tacoma and Seattle, while HIghway 512 heads west toward Puyallup.

Keep exploring Lakewood here:

Meet Cyrus Bonnet

My name is REALTOR® Cyrus Bonnet and I am “JBLM’s Dedicated VA.” I love helping my clients find homes close to JBLM, whether you’re looking for something that’s 15 minutes to JBLM or 1 hour to JBLM. As a military real estate professional, I have a lot of experience serving those who are new to the area and need to find real estate close to JBLM.

I’m Military & Veteran Housing Certified, a Certified Military Housing Specialist (, a Military Relocation Professional, a VA & Military Real Estate Specialist, and I’m a part of the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (plus I serve as the Tacoma chapter’s president!)… and more! I also love supporting organizations like the Wounded Warrior Project, War Dogs Making it Home, Paws & Stripes, etc.

(If you’d like to learn more about me, I hope you’ll take a moment to check out my website.)

Want to work with a military REALTOR®? Ready to learn about homes near JBLM? Contact REALTOR® Cyrus Bonnet, the VA specialist, online here or give him a call/text at 253.343.4910.

Joint Base Lewis McChord’s Comprehensive Real Estate Team – The Nations First Dedicated Military- VA Realtors
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