About Pierce County
We are located in close proximity to the Olympic
and Cascade Mountains, Puget Sound, and the Pacific Ocean, which offer
outdoor sports including hiking, camping, mountaineering, sailing,
boating, fishing, and skiing.
Mount Rainier National Park is one of our visitors’
With moderate weather year-round, the lifestyle in
the Pacific Northwest is relatively relaxed, yet offers many indoor cultural
and dining opportunities as well.
Pierce County is about 36 miles south of Seattle. About 744,000 people live in the area (as of 2004).
known as America's #1 Most Wired City, is the largest city in Pierce
County with a population of about 196,000. There are many urban
attractions as well as excellent private and public schools; two highly
rated small universities, and a local branch of the University of
Washington in Tacoma (UWT).
Puyallup is famous as the home of the Western Washington Fairgrounds.
About 35,690 people live in the area, but during the Fair, the area is
teeming with visitors from throughout the region.
Puyallup Valley Farmers are known for growing
local lettuce, cabbage, radishes, green onions and for growing tulips
and daffodils that are more beautiful than most anywhere else.
Visit our resources section of the website to find links describing healthcare,
radiology, education, specialty organiations, and other local resources in Pierce County.