May 9, 2014
Welcome to Lewis County Washington!
For my next few blogs I thought I’d write about the area for those who are unfamiliar and looking to move here, as well as those who have lived here their whole life and like to brag about the area!
This is the first in a series of future blogs and it will encompass the entire area known as Lewis County as well as areas that are close to the county border.
As you can see on the map below, Lewis County is centrally located to just about anything you could want! Hop on the freeway either direction and you are 1.5 hours from a major city with international airports (Seattle, Portland). Want to go to the ocean? That’s about 1.25 hours depending on where you go and where you’re coming from! Want to go skiing in the mountains? That’s only an hour away! Want to get away to a completely different climate? It’s only 2.5 hours to drive over the mountains to Yakima! Another perk is that you’re only a 35 minute drive to the capital city of Olympia. In real estate, it’s all about location, location, location and Lewis County has no shortage of that!
Lewis County is very diverse geographically. The western half of the county is rolling hills and valleys and is home to most of the population. The eastern half climbs into the mountains and forests. You can go from “city life” to “county life” no matter where you are at in the county in less than a 10 minute drive. There are numerous rivers, like the Chehalis and Skookumchuck, and tributaries, as well as large recreational lakes. Not enough? You want a volcano and underground caves? You are within an hour drive to Mt. St. Helens and the “Ape Caves” (extinct lava tubes, no simians)!
Lewis County is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise! Don’t get me wrong, indoor enthusiasts will also be happy! If they can’t find what they are looking for here, it is only a short drive! For the outdoor enthusiasts though, it’s all here. Hiking, biking, climbing, kayaking, hunting, fishing, off-roading, or just plain escaping! You name it, we have it!
PLACES TO LIVE
These are just my own personal pictures while out and about with my family. When you come to the area, you can see the beauty first hand and take your own pictures while making your own memories.
Lewis County is made up of a bunch of really neat cities and towns that have all the amenities you could want while maintaining that small town feel. The following is a list of these areas that I will be blogging about in the coming weeks:
WEST LEWIS COUNTY: Centralia, Chehalis, Napavine, Onalaska, Pe Ell, Rochester, Toledo
EAST LEWIS COUNTY: Glenoma, Morton, Mossyrock, Packwood, Randle
For more information regarding activities and amenities in Lewis County: