If you want to feel like your living in the country but be minutes from freeways and every amenity you can think of, look no further than the Summit-Waller area of Tacoma. The community is known as Pierce County's rural separator and acts as an urban buffer between the nearby cities of Tacoma, Puyallup & Fife.
When you exit I-5 at the Puyallup exit, head up Pioneer to Waller and within minutes you will see farms with everything from cows and horses to goats and llamas. Many people visit the area to stable their horses, or walk their dog at one of the beautiful Regional Parks which include Swan Creek and Orangegate Parks. During the holidays, families head to the area to pick out the perfect Christmas tree at places like Martin's Tree Farm on Waller Road. Residents also enjoy excellent private and public schools.
Head down Vickery Avenue and you'll spot a beautiful, gated home that looks like a nature preserve with its lush trees and landscaping that help create a secluded, private oasis. 9805 Vickery Avenue East is an over 2500 square foot home with 3 bedrooms, 1 3/4 baths, a separate guest villa that would be ideal for mother-in-law quarters or a home business and a pool house complete with sauna, jacuzzi, shower and restroom.
Inside the home, you'll find a large recreation studio with hardwood floors which could be a work out room, studio, play room or anything you can imagine. On the lower level of the home is another family room with a fireplace and bar which walks out to the patio and heated pool. "We really tried to create a place you could have everything you need without having to leave home," says owner, Alex Munce. His wife Bonnie says she loves the way the river rocks on the home reflect on the water. "It's just such a peaceful setting," she says. "It's also a great place for entertaining." The 15,000 square foot lot is filled with trees, paths, park benches and places to enjoy nature. Add in a huge driveway, double car garage and room for your RV – and this home really has it all. "This has been a wonderful home for us," says Alex and I know whoever buys it, will have a great place to call home."