Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington state is one of the top military installations for families. Consider yourself lucky if you’re headed to Puget Sound! You’re close to Tacoma and Olympia with big city attractions: multiple professional sports teams, art museums, and live theater. There are also countless outdoor offerings. Fort Lewis is the Army side adjacent to McChord Air Force Base.

Housing on Post

Communities are clustered throughout the base instead of one central location. Since these two bases were recently joined, there is still a fairly clear separation between the two. The base also boosts six childcare centers and many amenities are located on both the Army and Air Force side of the installation. Whether you are renting, buying, or living on base, make sure you’re on the right side of the base that words for you family and commute! Buying a home check out the communities of Lakewood, Dupont, or Steilacoom.

  • Near American Lake VA Medical Center
    • Beachwood North
    • Eagleview
    • Beachwood South
    • Meriwether Landing
  • Near Madigan Army Medical Center
    • Discovery Village
    • Evergreen
    • Madigan
  • Near McChord Airfield
    • Cascade Village
    • Carter Lake
    • Heartwood
    • Stony Oak
    • Olympic Grove
    • Wescott Hill
    • The Bricks

The schools on post belong to the Clover Park School District. The school is zoned by address not by community. This means depending on your exact address some housing communities will be zoned for two schools. Middle School and High School options are located off post with bus transportation available. Harrison Preparatory School in Lakewood (6-12) offers an International Baccalaureate Program (IB).

  • Beachwood Elementary School
  • Carer Lake Elementary School
  • Custer Elementary School
  • Dower Elementary School
  • Evergreen Elementary School
  • Four Heroes Elementary School
  • Dr. Claudia Thomas Middle School (6-8) Lakewood, WA
  • Lakes High School (9-12) Lakewood, WA
  • Clover Park High School (9-12) Lakewood, WA
  • Harrison Preparatory School (6-12) Lakewood, WA
Puget Sound Island

Exploring the Pacific Northwest

Bordering two large cities, and close to Sea-Tac International Airport, JBLM has a lot to offer. This is just a small sampling of what you can find. Don’t forget to try the delicious fresh seafood available!

  • Point Defiance Park
  • Children’s Museum of Tacom
  • Pike Place Market
  • Woodland Park Zoo
  • Seattle Center
  • Ivar’s Seafood Bar
  • Duke’s Seafood
  • Stanley & Seafort

JBLM might look very different from where you’ve come from and where you’re going. Enjoy this unique experience living, working, and training west of the Rockies.

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