University Place Homes for Sale
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University Place, Washington

Real Estate, University Place, WA.

University Place Area and Community Information

The University Place home buyer who is considering investing in University Place WA real estate might want to take the initiative to learn more about the University Place community before taking such a huge step. While University Place WA homes are lovely in their structure, there is more to buying University Place real estate than simply like the looks of University Place homes. You also need to make sure that you feel like the community is a good fit for you as well.

University Place History

The area in which University Place homes for sale are found was incorporated in 1995. Originally, the area comprised approximately eight square miles of Pierce County and wasn't incorporated. When it became incorporated, however, is when it officially became known as University Place. The area has a long and proud history with hints of its rich past still remaining in the area to this day. In the early 1800s, the area was primarily occupied by Native American tribes. In the mid-1800s, it was developed into the Chambers Bay Golf Course. It was also used by the lumber industry, as a railroad center and a gravel mine. Throughout the 1900s, it become a destination that families traveled to looking for an ideal place to raise their families.  

Parks and Recreation

University Place properties are near many parks that residents can enjoy. Some of the parks in the University Place include Adriana Hess Wetland Park, Brookside Park, Chambers Crest Wildlife Habitat, Cirque/Bridgeport Park, Creekside Park, Conservation Park and countless others.  

Residents have access to Chambers Bay , University Place's world class golf course. The course is comprised of more than 950 acres located along the shores of the Puget Sound in University Place. The 18 hole facility is the future home to the 2015 U.S. Open. Although this course will test some of the greatest courses in the world, Chambers Bay provides an authentic experience for players of every ability.

Attractions and Activities

Real estate in University Place has close proximity to many attractions that both residents and tourists alike can enjoy. Some of the most popular attractions that homes for sale in University Place are near include the Chambers Bay Golf Course, Chambers Creek Properties, the Curran Apple Orchard, the Museum of Glass, the Washington State History Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, the Point Defiance Park, Zoo and Aquarium, Olympic Peninsula, Mount St. Helens and more.  


If you ask a University Place real estate agent if there are any events that are hosted in the area, you will be pleased to hear that there are many. Any University Place realtor will inform you that there are events for virtually all types of interests in University Place. For instance, there is Duck Daze, Concerts in the Park, Cider Squeeze, Make a Difference Day and many other events.

Duck Daze is the premiere University Place community event. The annual event is jam packed with fun, food, shopping, entertainment and more !  Duck Daze kicks off annually with a parade. Join the community in Market Square after the parade for a full day of family fun and entertainment. 

Through out the summer University Place residents are delighted and entertained by the summer concert series in Curran Apple Orchard Park. A wide range of musical tastes are represented by this eclectic series. From Jazz, Rock to Big Band residents are sure to find something for everyone. 

Joyce Hill
Joyce Hill