With an excellent central location and affordable homes, the Brookdale neighborhood in Parkland is perfect for families and commuters. Located near Pacific Lutheran University and Clover Park Technical College, Brookdale has easy access to 512 and I-5 for a short drive to JBLM, Tacoma, Olympia and all locations in Pierce County.
The restaurant scene nearby to Brookdale is up and coming, but also has many great restaurants that have been staples in the community. Marzano’s Italian Restaurant has been serving some of the best Italian fare in the Tacoma area for over 20 years. Bruno’s European Restaurant features authentic German and Polish dishes, and has the best cabbage rolls, schnitzel and pierogi in Pierce County. More recently opened 208 Garfield has you covered for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with inventive homemade dishes and fresh baked desserts and pastries . Get your java fix at local favorite Northern Pacific Coffee Company with Caffé D’arte coffees, live music and a cozy atmosphere.
“Because of its central location, Brookdale is a great area for young families to live,” says local realtor Nikki Carson. “It’s close to all kinds of activities, restaurants and shopping, and offers a short drive to Tacoma and JBLM.” Her listing of a home for sale in Brookdale features recent construction, three bedrooms and a fully fenced back yard, perfect for pets and give room for children to play outside.
Brookdale is in the Franklin Pierce School District, which includes Washington High School, Gates Secondary School and Brookdale Elementary School.
There are plenty of activities close by, including Brookdale Golf Course, which is playable year-round and offers views of Mt. Rainier. Sprinker Recreation Center is the place to be for the young and young at heart, with ice skating, a skateboard park, tennis courts and many other recreational activities.