Lakewood- Lakewood was incorporated in February 1996. Lakewood is conveniently located along Interstate 5 south of Tacoma and right next to McChord Air Force Base and Fort Lewis. Lakewood has a population of about 60,000 residents who live and work in our beautiful community.
University Place- University Place is a new city with a rich history. In the late 1800s, it was proposed that a university be located and built in the community. However, financial worries and concerns eventually canceled any plans to build a university here. Nevertheless, the community became known as the "university place," and the name stuck. Since then University Place has become a suburban residential community, proud of its history, eager to retain its unique quality of life and looking ahead to future challenges.