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The location of Lakewood









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Lakewood.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Lakewood ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Seattle. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the north of Lakewood. Seattle has a population of 725,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tacoma. It lies just northeast of Lakewood and has a population of 213,000 people.

For comparison, Lakewood has a population of 60,300 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Lakewood and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Auburn   [Map]   80,776   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bellevue   [Map]   144,444   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bothell   [Map]   45,533   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Bremerton   [Map]   41,041   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Burien   [Map]   51,671   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Edmonds   [Map]   42,209   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Federal Way   [Map]   96,690   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kent   [Map]   128,458   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kirkland   [Map]   88,630   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lacey   [Map]   49,748   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Olympia   [Map]   51,609   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Redmond   [Map]   64,291   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Renton   [Map]   101,379   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sammamish   [Map]   64,548   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Shoreline   [Map]   56,189   N   41 miles [66 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Anderson Island   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
DuPont   [Map]   9,487   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fife   [Map]   10,154   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fircrest   [Map]   6,794   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fort Lewis   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Fox Island   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lake City   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Midland   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Parkland   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Spanaway   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Steilacoom   [Map]   6,337   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Summit   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Tillicum   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
University Place   [Map]   33,401   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Waller   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]

For more communities neighboring Lakewood, please visit our County-by-County Page for Lakewood.

Pierce County ...

Lakewood is located in Pierce County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pierce County: King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Lewis, Mason, Thurston & Yakima. The northwestern boundary of the county is on Pudget Sound.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lakewood ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Lakewood.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lakewood ...

Looking for more information about Lakewood? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lakewood, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lakewood.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Lakewood. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lakewood. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Washington

    Washington Tourism
    Parks for Washington

    Fishing in Washington
    Hunting in Washington

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Washington Statewide Tourism
    Lakewood Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Lakewood


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Washington

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Washington

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Washington

Airports Near Lakewood ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Lakewood.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Tacoma Narrows Airport (ICAO: KTIW)   [Map]   NNW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pierce Co. Airport - Thun Fld. (ICAO: KPLU)   [Map]   ESE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Auburn Muni.  (FAA ID: S50)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Vashon Muni. (FAA ID: 2S1)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Seattle - Tacoma Intl.  (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Olympia Muni. (OLM/KOLM)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bremerton National Airport (PWT/KPWT)   [Map]   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Renton Muni. (ICAO: KRNT)   [Map]   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Lakewood.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Lakewood. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Seattle - Tacoma Intl.  (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
King County Intl.  (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Snohomish Co. Airport  (PAE/KPAE)   [Map]   NNE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Friday Hbr. Airport  (FRD/KFHR)   [Map]   NNW   96 miles [154.5 km]
Yakima Air Terminal Airport  (YKM/KYKM)   [Map]   ESE   102 miles [164.2 km]
Orcas Island Airport  (ESD/KORS)   [Map]   N   107 miles [172.2 km]
Pangborn Meml.  (EAT/KEAT)   [Map]   E   109 miles [175.4 km]
Bellingham Intl.  (BLI/KBLI)   [Map]   N   111 miles [178.6 km]
Portland - Hillsboro Airport  (HIO/KHIO)   [Map]   S   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Tacoma Narrows Airport (ICAO: KTIW)   [Map]   NNW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pierce Co. Airport - Thun Fld. (ICAO: KPLU)   [Map]   ESE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Auburn Muni.  (FAA ID: S50)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Vashon Muni. (FAA ID: 2S1)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Olympia Muni. (OLM/KOLM)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bremerton National Airport (PWT/KPWT)   [Map]   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Renton Muni. (ICAO: KRNT)   [Map]   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Boeing Fld.    [Map]   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Seattle - Tacoma Intl.   (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]
  Website for Seattle - Tacoma International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
King County Intl.   (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]
  Website for King County International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pangborn Meml.   (EAT/KEAT)   [Map]
  Website for Pangborn Memorial Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bellingham Intl.   (BLI/KBLI)   [Map]
  Website for Bellingham International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Portland - Hillsboro Airport   (HIO/KHIO)   [Map]
  Website for Portland - Hillsboro Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tacoma Narrows Airport   (ICAO: KTIW)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pierce Co. Airport - Thun Fld.   (ICAO: KPLU)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Olympia Muni.   (OLM/KOLM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bremerton National Airport   (PWT/KPWT)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Renton Muni.   (ICAO: KRNT)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Portland Intl.   (PDX/KPDX)   [Map]
  Website for Portland International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sanderson Fld.   (SHN/KSHN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chehalis - Centralia Airport   (ICAO: KCLS)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Victoria Intl.   (YYJ/CYYJ)   [Map]
  Website for Victoria International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Vancouver Intl.   (YVR/CYVR)   [Map]
  Website for Vancouver International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Spokane Intl.   (GEG/KGEG)   [Map]
  Website for Spokane International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Snohomish Co. Airport   (PAE/KPAE)   [Map]
  Website for Snohomish County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Friday Hbr. Airport   (FRD/KFHR)   [Map]
  Website for Friday Harbor Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Yakima Air Terminal Airport   (YKM/KYKM)   [Map]
  Website for Yakima Air Terminal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Orcas Island Airport   (ESD/KORS)   [Map]
  Website for Orcas Island Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Washington

About Pierce County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lakewood: www.ci.lakewood.wa.us/

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lakewood.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lakewood) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lakewood. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lakewood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lakewood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1717, Longitude: -122.5186     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Lakewood), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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