North Lakewood, Washington

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North Lakewood, Washington
Location of North Lakewood, Washington
Location of North Lakewood, Washington
Country United States
State Washington
County Snohomish
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 98223, 98258, 98271
Area code(s) 360
FIPS code 53-37287[1]
GNIS feature ID 1867616[2]

North Lakewood is a neighborhood in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. It is located west of Arlington, east of Lake Goodwin, and north of the Tulalip Indian Reservation. North Lakewood is considered part of greater Smokey Point.

Called "Lakewood" since the turn of the 20th Century, the name was changed after the Pierce County community of a similar name incorporated into the City of Lakewood in 1996. This soon created confusion with mail service, as there were now two communities sharing the name. To alleviate this problem, the United States Postal Service granted the Pierce County community the rights to use "Lakewood, Washington", since it was now an incorporated city, and changed the Snohomish County community's name to "North Lakewood", which was unincorporated at the time. This allowed the Snohomish County community to keep its Post Office. Since 2005, the portion of North Lakewood located inside the urban growth boundary has been part of the City of Marysville.


The Lakewood School District serves the North Lakewood community. Its main office is located at 17110 16th Dr. NE. The district currently has one high school (Lakewood High School, opened in 1982), one middle school (Lakewood Middle School), and three elementary schools (Lakewood Elementary, opened in 1958; English Crossing Elementary, opened in 1995; Cougar Creek Elementary, opened in 2003).

Lakewood Crossing Mall[edit]

Main article: Lakewood Crossing

Lakewood Crossing (also called LXM) is a new shopping center located west of Interstate 5 and south of State Route 531 (172nd Street NE). It is located on Twin Lakes Avenue, 27th Avenue NE, and 169th Place NE. Some of the businesses include: Asiana Bistro, Best Buy (opening May 5, 2007), Circuit City, Costco (opened September 21, 2006), Desert Sun, Discount Tire, La-Z-Boy, Linens N Things, Michael's, Office Depot, Petco, Red Robin (opened February 12, 2007), Sleep Country USA, Starbucks, Taco Bell (opened April 24, 2007), and Target (opened October 8, 2006). Boston's Gourmet Pizza. Five Guys Burgers. Verizon Wireless. AT&T. BECU. Mongolian Grill. Ihop. Pizza Hut.

Transportation and major roads[edit]

North Lakewood has one major road, Lakewood Road, which is also called 172nd Street and State Route 531. SR 531 runs from Wenberg State Park on the shores of Lake Goodwin to the west to the junction at State Route 9 to the east. Interstate 5 bisects this highway.

Here is a list of major streets that go through Lakewood:


Lakewood has many houses. There are large farms, and small suburban homes. Many people live in the Seven Lakes area, Forty-Five Road, Lakewood Commons, Caroll's Creek Landing, and housing near Lakewood Crossing.


The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has several projects to improve traffic flow throughout the area:

  • Adding SR 531 Eastbound to Interstate 5 Southbound ramp
  • Adding a loop ramp from SR 531 Westbound to Interstate 5 Southbound
  • Adding a ramp form Costco area to Interstate 5 Southbound
  • Adding sidewalks from 27th Avenue NE to 11th Avenue along State Route 531
  • All Which have been added recently.

Surrounding communities[edit]


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