Lacey embodies the very best of living, working, and playing in the Pacific Northwest. Known for its natural environment, nearly 20 percent of the city has been set aside for parks, natural areas and open space. The city also holds the distinction of being an official EPA “Green Power Community” due to its commitment to green power use—one of the first in the nation.
Residents are highly educated, community-oriented, and enjoy the highest median household income of any city in Thurston County. Crime rates are consistently among the lowest in the region, with Lacey and the adjacent metro area recently receiving the “Most Secure Mid-sized City” designation from Sperling’s Best Places.
Living options within Lacey accommodate every lifestyle - from stunning waterfront, fairway, and mountain-view settings to urban-style townhomes. We’ve also become a popular retirement mecca, with thousands of active retirees from around the country seeking a year-round temperate climate, superior medical services, and no state income tax.
Business enterprises from around the world have taken notice of Lacey’s high quality of life, and economic development has flourished. Six times over the last eight years, quarterly employment growth within the city and adjacent metro area has ranked within the top 15 percent of the 325 largest U.S. metropolitan counties.