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Old 02-23-2014, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Puyallup, Wa
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I work in Law Enforcement in the Puyallup/South Hill area and can help you in that regard. One poster noted Milton and I would agree to include Edgewood which is next door to Milton. Both towns are close to the I5 which would give you quick and easy access north to Seattle and South the JBLM. Small communities with dedicated police departments.

Puyallup (South Hill, not the city) has experienced massive growth the past 10 years thus as the poster above noted, there tends me to alot of strip malls south of the city limits into South Hill and Graham. I don't think it's that bad but thats me.

Alot of military and police officers live in "Sunrise" and "Gem Heights" neighborhoods of South Hill Puyallup. Large planned communities with homes, condos, parks, walking trails, etc. I live in the Sunrise area and like it.

Regarding crime, I would not live in the city of Puyallup. There is a difference between unincorporated and incorporated (city) Puyallup. The city of Puyallup runs about 8 blocks south of the South Hill Mall and north to the base of the S. Meridian Hill which leads you up to Edgewood and Milton. City of Puyallup has alot of property crime to include vehicle prowls, burglaries, stolen vehicles, etc. You can tell if it's city if the addresses are smaller for example 317 5th St NE (city) vs 17600 114th Ave E (unincorporated). The city of Puyallup does not go above 5000 for reference sake.

All of that to say I would recommend Milton/Edgewood or South Hill Puyallup.
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Old 04-13-2014, 09:35 PM
 
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Bump.

We will be at JBLM within the year and I am tearing my hair out trying to decide where to live, too. Just wanted to bump this up and see if anyone else has suggestions. In our case we have one in high school, so that matters. We would like to be closer to Seattle rather than farther away, for the same reasons that have been listed.
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