Parkland Real Estate Information
Parkland is a medium sized community situated in the midst of Pierce County, Washington State. Parkland has a population of approximately twenty four thousand one hundred residents, and encompasses a total area of approximately seven and a half square miles, making it a community of average density considering its suburban status. Parkland is located in the central western portion of Pierce County, which in turn is situated in the central western region of the state of Washington. Parkland is technically considered a census designated place, and is found in the metropolitan area of Tacoma. Parkland is known as the “PKD” in the Tacoma region, and is much more racially diverse than comparable suburban communities in the area.
Parkland has its educational needs fulfilled by a number of public and private facilities, although the demographics of the region have resulted in a rather high preponderance of public schools. There are a total of eight elementary schools – Elmhurst, Brookdale, Central Avenue, Christensen, Collins, Harvard, James Sales, and Midland, two middle schools – Morris E. Ford and Keithley, and two high schools – Franklin Pierce and Washington. Parkland is also home to one of the top undergraduate and graduate universities in the Pacific Northwest, Pacific Lutheran University. There are also a number of other colleges, universities, and private schools found in the greater Tacoma area.
Parkland is home to a number of interesting recreational activities and attractions, including plenty of parks and green spaces. Parkland is situated close to the Lake Spanaway Golf Course and Brookdale Golf Course, which are great destinations for golf enthusiasts and casual players alike. Families and individuals can both enjoy the Harold E. Le May Museum and Paradise Village Bowl, as well as Parkland Putters mini golf. Some of the more enjoyable parks in the general area of the appropriately named Parkland include the Lakewold Gardens, Fort Steilacoom, the Sprinker Recreation Center, and Larchmont Playground. Residents of Parkland can also make the very short drive to Tacoma or slightly longer drive to Seattle in order to enjoy shopping and fine dining.