Are you wondering what it’s like living in Eatonville, Washington? We have a lot of resources here about what it’s like in Eatonville including home prices, what the neighborhood is like, commuting to Eatonville, and things to do in this small city on the road to Mt. Rainier!

A small town of less than 3,000 people, Eatonville is located on the way to Mt. Rainier, about an hours drive from Downtown Tacoma, Washington. The town was formed in 1909 and still has a lot of that old west feeling when you drive through. Eatonville is mostly home to local businesses and shops, there are almost no chain stores in town. Eatonville has its own school district with elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school.

What is it like living in Eatonville, Washington?

In this video Move to Tacoma creator and Tacoma real estate agent Marguerite Martin interviews her colleague Bobby about what it was like growing up in Eatonville. They talk about what has changed over the years and what has stayed the same, and what he loves about Eatonville.

For more detailed information about what it’s like living in Eatonville check out our Eatonville Neighborhood Guide. This includes photos of the homes and community, things to do, what the locals are saying, and more.

How long does it take to get to Eatonville from other parts of the Puget Sound?


The city of Eatonville in Pierce County WA

Eatonville, Washington is located in East Pierce County. Eatonville is about a 1 hour drive from Downtown Tacoma, 45 minutes to JBLM via the east gate, 45 minutes to Downtown Puyallup, and 90 minutes to Downtown Seattle. As of the time of this writing Eatonville is not served by bus service from Pierce Transit.

What is there to do in and around Eatonville?

The greatest thing about living in Eatonville is the access to nature. It takes about 30 minutes to drive from Eatonville to the entrance of Mt Rainier National Park and all of the adventure it has to offer. In addition Eatonville is located near Northwest Trek Wildlife Preserve and Pioneer Farm and Ohop Indian Village. Boating and camping is plentiful in the area, but especially at Alder Lake Park. In short, you will not run out of nature or wilderness to enjoy in the mountains and forests that surround Eatonville.

How much does it cost to buy a home in Eatonville?

The median home price in Eatonville, WA is currently just under $500,000. The median home price for all of Pierce County is $550,000- so Eatonville is slightly more affordable than average. To learn more about the Pierce County Real Estate Market check out our blog post, “Pierce County Real Estate Market.

What neighborhoods are further out than Eatonville?

If you’re looking for something more mountainous and remote than Eatonville, check out Elbe/Ashford. Elbe and Ashford are towns on the way to Mt. Rainier National Park. That area is on the very edge of Pierce County and if you keep driving that way you’ll end up in Lewis County. The towns of Mineral and Morton are the next two towns in Lewis County.

Before you reach Eatonville you pass the neighborhoods of Graham, Kapowsin, Clear Lake, and Ohop Lake.

For more information about moving to Pierce County check out these resources:

Resources for buying a house in Tacoma:

I also have this clickable neighborhood map and neighborhood guide that includes median home price by neighborhood if you’d like to explore Tacoma and Pierce County!
Here is a link to the Podcast if you’d like to learn more about Tacoma culture!

Marguerite Martin, Founder of is a real estate agent in Tacoma, WA . As a real estate “Matchmaker,” she specializes in connecting real estate clients to the perfect agent in Tacoma and across the country. Learn more at Meet Your Guide.

Pierce County real estate agent Marguerite Martin smiling with her arms crossed. Text over photo reads: Thinking of moving to Pierce County? We have guides to over 50 neighborhoods in Tacoma and across Pierce County. Check out home prices, videos, pictures, and what the neighbors are saying. Click here to check out the neighborhood guide.