North Lakewood, Washington

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North Lakewood, Washington
North Lakewood, Washington is located in Washington (state)
North Lakewood, Washington
North Lakewood, Washington
Location of North Lakewood, Washington
Coordinates: 48°09′07″N 122°12′29″W / 48.151948°N 122.208087°W / 48.151948; -122.208087
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
98223, 98258, 98271
Area code(s)360
FIPS code53-37287[1]
GNIS feature ID1867616[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 the same 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.[3] To alleviate this problem, in 1998 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.[4] This allowed the Snohomish County community to keep its post office.[5] 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, originally built in 1983, replaced/reopened in 2017), 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 is primarily rural in nature, but suburban development near Interstate 5 has brought retail centers to that area. The largest of these is Lakewood Crossing.


North Lakewood has one major road, Lakewood Road, which is also called 172nd Street and State Route 531.

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

  • State Route 531
  • 11th Avenue
  • Forty-Five Road
  • 27th Avenue NE
  • Twin Lakes Avenue
  • Freestad RD
  • Interstate 5, which is the community's eastern boundary.


  1. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Eckart, Kim (November 7, 1996). "Confusion reigns with 2 Lakewoods". The News Tribune. p. A1.
  4. ^ Brunner, Jim (November 18, 1998). "Lakewood mail glitch is solved". The Seattle Times. p. B3.
  5. ^ Card, Skip (November 15, 1998). "What's in a name? For city of Lakewood, it's mail". The News Tribune. p. B1.

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