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Deciding Where to Live in South Puget Sound

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Nov 15, 2021 9:03:00 AM

Topics: South Puget Sound

Year by year, the Evergreen State continues to grow in population—and for good reason. The region has incredible natural scenery, endless recreational opportunities, a growing job market, and a friendly, laid-back vibe. 

Of course, all this growth can make it challenging to find the right home to buy. Luckily, the South Puget Sound area has a wealth of opportunities for homebuyers—particularly those looking to build a custom home.

The South Puget Sound region ranges from the coast all the way to Mount Rainier National Park. It hugs the southern end of Puget Sound and includes a wide variety of cities and towns. Homebuyers have their choice of picturesque oceanfront communities in Grays Harbor County, large bustling cities in Thurston County, and quaint, tight-knit towns or peaceful country properties in the remote foothills.

If any of those options sound good to you, let’s dive deeper into the six counties that make up South Puget Sound so that you can find the area that best fits your needs:

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Local Land Roundup: 7 South Puget Sound Lots to Build your Custom Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 30, 2019 8:40:32 AM

Topics: Custom Home Washington, South Puget Sound, Finding Land

With thriving cities like Tacoma and Olympia surrounded by spectacular national forests, it’s easy to see why people move to the South Puget Sound area. Whether you want to be near the hustle and bustle of the tech industry or enjoy the coastal life, the Pacific Northwest lifestyle is hard to beat.

If you’re looking to put down some roots in the region by building a new custom home, you’re going to need the perfect plot of land. We’ve gathered some local land listings to help you in your search. From tidy little lots near the sound in Hoodsport to a sprawling homestead by the sea in Port Angeles, you can envision your dream home on one of these properties.

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Getting to Know Puget Sound: The Best Trails and Activities to Explore

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 14, 2019 8:59:20 AM

Topics: South Puget Sound

The Puget Sound area is known for its natural beauty, charming coastal towns, and all of the big-city benefits Seattle has to offer. With hundreds of islands and miles of shoreline, it’s not surprising that many of the best local activities are water-based. Of course, there’s also plenty to see on land with several national parks and forests just a short drive away. Whether you like to spend your days taking in the fresh air on a mountain hike, exploring museums, or playing on the water, you’ll always find something to do in the Puget Sound region.

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Breaking Down the Homebuilding Process in South Puget Sound

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Oct 2, 2018 6:23:49 AM

Topics: South Puget Sound

The South Puget Sound area is rich in breathtaking natural beauty and teeming with activity in the small communities that offer year-round festivals, parades, and events for the whole family. With easy access to beaches, lakes, mountains, and prairies, outdoor enthusiasts take advantage of the clean air and lush greenery. Sports fans enjoy attending professional and semiprofessional sporting events, or playing casually in the vast parks.

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Moving Soon? 6 Washington Communities For the Outdoorsy Family

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 29, 2018 8:55:46 AM

Topics: Custom Home Washington, South Puget Sound

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast who is looking to relocate soon, Washington state may be your heaven on earth. It’s known as the Evergreen State for a reason: Washington has more state parks than any other state, diverse recreational options, towering, old-growth forests, and beautiful beaches and lakes. Plus, we have a unique climate and geography that runs the spectrum from a west coast marine climate to snow-capped mountains to high desert.

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How to Find Land in the Pacific Northwest

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Dec 17, 2014 2:49:28 PM

Topics: South Puget Sound

What’s a good price for land in the Pacific Northwest? It depends on your idea of the perfect location for your dream home. Do you envision an easy to manage .5 acres in Vancouver, WA or an ultra-private 700 acres in Butte Valley, OR? An ocean view lot 100 feet from the beach or close to a river with a boat dock and swimming area?

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