Puyallup (pronounced ‘pew-AL-up‘ ) was named for the native Puyallup Tribe that occupied the valley, and the name actually means “generous people.” Today, the moniker still fits as the inhabitants of this suburban town are friendly, gracious and community-centered. Puyallup is rapidly growing in size and also in popularity among military families. It’s roughly 20 minutes from JBLM and you don’t need to traverse I-5!
Outdoor recreation and enjoying nature are fundamental to life in Puyallup and this is demonstrated by their robust city parks, dog park and outdoor community events and markets. The population here is a diverse mix of military and civilians, with the military commuting to JBLM and most of the civilians commuting to Tacoma.
There are historic homes in the older areas downtown, but most newcomers focus on the freshly planned communities under development. The area is expanding rapidly, giving rise to abundant options in customizable new builds, more land and scenic backdrops.