Lake Tapps

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Welcome to Lake Tapps

Peaceful and serene neighborhoods with small-town charm and picturesque lakefront views
Nestled at the foothills of Mount Rainier, the communities surrounding beautiful Lake Tapps are some of the most charming, serene, and desirable in Washington. Continually voted as some of the best places to live in the state, neighborhoods like Tacoma/Evergreen Point, Driftwood Point, Tapps Island, Quiet Water, Snag Island, Bohemian Estates, Inlet Island/Maple Point, Church Lake, Jenks Point, Lakeridge, Banker’s Island, Deer Island, and Interlake Island have been attracting families, young professionals, and retirees for years.

Developed in 1911 by Puget Sound Energy, the reservoir was used for hydroelectric power until production stopped in 2004. Now in possession of Cascade Water Alliance, there is an agreement in place with the local Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and the Puyallup Tribe to ensure that there are instream flows for fish. The reservoir is also used as a recreational area by local homeowners during the summer.

What to Love

• Family-friendly community
• World-class local scenery
• Thriving and established towns
• Dedicated appreciation for the surrounding natural landscape

People & Lifestyle

Lake Tapps is undeniably one of the most desirable locations in Washington, and the surrounding communities are among the most affluent. The average annual household income throughout the various communities is well over $100,000 with a median home sales price nearly double the national average.

Those who live in Lake Tapps enjoy an outdoorsy lifestyle, taking advantage of the numerous recreational activities in the area, including fishing, swimming, hiking, biking, and even bird watching. The local communities also offer fantastic entertainment opportunities, world-class shopping, and an incredible dining scene.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The dining scene throughout Lake Tapps is undoubtedly one of the best in the state. There are numerous delicious, eclectic, and exciting restaurants and eateries in every community. Tapps Island Clubhouse’s Island Lodge is definitely a local favorite, serving their take on exceptional New American cuisine and using only the freshest of local ingredients all year-round. The menu includes an array of dishes like sweet potato hummus, an outstanding pot roast, and mouthwatering shrimp and grits.

Lakeland Town Center is a great place to visit when residents are looking to get a bit of shopping done and enjoy a great meal while they’re at it. This beautiful shopping center has several national brand name stores and restaurants like Hops n Drops, Puerto Vallarta, Sushi Konami, and The ROCK Wood Fired Pizza.

There are also numerous family-owned boutiques and shops throughout the various communities for residents to support. Slate Clothing Store is a stunning, high-end fashion boutique offering the very best in up-and-coming trends and classic styles.

Living right on one of Washington’s most beautiful lakes, many homeowners take advantage of the picturesque area by investing in their own boat. Award-winning Seattle Boat Company has been serving the community for years, selling the highest quality new and previously used models and ensuring that their clients receive top-notch care from start to finish.

Things to Do

Throughout Lake Tapps, there are innumerable recreational activities and entertainment opportunities for residents to enjoy. Ohana Kai Watersports offers several water-based activities, including paddleboarding and jet skis which are, of course, some of the most fun and exciting water activities around.

For residents looking to keep their activities onshore, the Tapps Island Golf Course is a wonderful place to spend the day. This world-class course is widely considered the best 9-hole course in Washington, offering pristinely maintained grounds as well as one of the best views in the area. There are also numerous parks spread throughout the Lake Tapps neighborhoods, including Allan Yorke Park, Lake Tapps Park, Jenks Park, and Lakeridge Park. Here, visitors can enjoy everything from hiking trails to ball fields, water activities, picnic areas, and various playgrounds.

The area also hosts numerous highly anticipated annual events throughout the year. The Lake Tapps Boat Parade is a great family-friendly event where boaters can show off not only their beautiful boats but their creative decorative capabilities, as well. Memorial Day is one of the most celebrated holidays of the year, with residents considering it to be the official start of the summer season.


Families in Lake Tapps hold the education of their children to the highest standard, which is especially apparent in the number of highly-rated, award-winning schools in the area, including:

Dieringer School District, K-8, a nationally recognized public school district with students regularly testing above average
Auburn School District, K-12, one of the highest-rated public school districts in the state
Enumclaw School District, K-12, one of the highest-rated public school systems in the state
Sumner School District, K-12, outstanding public education at all levels
Bonney Lake High School, 9-12, top-ranking public high school



Overview for Lake Tapps, WA

12,570 people live in Lake Tapps, where the median age is 41.9 and the average individual income is $62,358. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

41.9 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Lake Tapps, WA

Lake Tapps has 4,462 households, with an average household size of 2.82. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lake Tapps do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 12,570 people call Lake Tapps home. The population density is 1,025.68 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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52.13 / 47.87%

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Schools in Lake Tapps, WA

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The following schools are within or nearby Lake Tapps. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Dieringer Heights Elementary
K - 5th
Lakeridge Middle School
6th - 8th
PreK - 5th
Lake Tapps Montessori
PreK - K
No rating available
Lake Tapps Elementary
1st - 3rd
No rating available
North Tapps Middle School
6th - 8th

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