The Pacific Northwest has experienced a boom in population over the last several years as a growing number of people have been flocking to the region to call it their new home. The appeal is no surprise to locals—after all, this unique region offers gorgeous natural splendor, an incredible climate, friendly and laid-back people, and lively, fun-filled cities.
If you’re considering purchasing a new home in the Pacific Northwest, be sure to consider East Puget Sound. This welcoming area is popular with both Pacific Northwest locals and transplants. East Puget Sound includes everything from quaint small towns to bustling cities, all set against a backdrop of some of the country’s most beautiful scenery. To the west is the sparkling blue sound, and to the east lie towering mountain peaks and serene forests.
The two main counties located in East Puget Sound, King County and Pierce County, are both experiencing increased home prices. However, because more open property is available in the counties, many residents find success by building a custom home on property they purchase (or, in some cases, on property they already own). This option frees them up to live exactly where they want, whether in a lively suburb of Tacoma or on an idyllic country lot outside of Snoqualmie. It also allows them to customize a home to have the exact features they want.
Of course, in such a beautiful part of the world, it can be challenging to find the right property. Today, we’ll take a closer look at King and Pierce counties to see if they would be a good fit for a homebuyer like you.