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6002 South Lawrence Street in Tacoma.
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8 homes for sale along the Lakewood Sounder train

A home for every stop along the commuter rail route

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6002 South Lawrence Street in Tacoma.
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Every week, we’ve been mapping homes for sale along various transit lines. But since it’s Transportation Week, we’re doing something a little different: One home near every stop of the southern journey of the Sound Transit Sounder train, many within walking distance.

This weekday commuter train—and occasional weekend sportsfan train—primarily brings suburban commuters with office schedules to and from downtown Seattle. It first departs Lakewood every weekday starting at 4:41 a.m.

Along the way, it picks up travelers in Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, Auburn, Kent, and Tukwila before stopping by King Street Station in Seattle.

The route’s so popular that starting this month, Sound Transit is adding more trips.

Most trains start heading back to Tacoma mid-afternoon through early evening—although unlike many commuter routes, the train does leave a few options for people going the opposite direction.

We’ve found a home for each stop along the route, King Street Station excluded.

It’s Curbed’s first-ever Transportation Week! This week is all about how we get around in our favorite cities. Check out all of Curbed’s Transportation Week coverage here.

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Tukwila: 14424 56th Avenue South

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This four-bedroom, 1927 home on half an acre in Tukwila has a huge sunroom, a cozy living room with a brick fireplace, a clawfoot tub, and a gigantic back deck. A mother-in-law downstairs has a large, elaborate brick fireplace area. The asking price is $550,000.

Out of all the homes on the list, this is the farthest away from the station—much of the land around the station is industrial, commercial, or green belts—but the station is a ten-minute drive or a 20-minute bike ride away.

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Kent: 501 Hazel Avenue North

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This cute little home in Kent is just 750 square feet, but fits in two bedrooms—and has a 500-square-foot basement ready for expansion. The home features large porches at both the front and back, hardwood floors, and gently-vaulted ceilings. The yard, by contrast, is much bigger, and is situated on a corner lot.

This one has an asking price of $289,000.

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Auburn: 415 A Street Northeast

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This remodeled Auburn home from 1949 has three bedrooms, hardwood floors, and cove ceilings. It has some details of an even older house, like arched passageways. Upstairs, a finished attic has dynamic vaulted ceilings. It’s asking $265,000.

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Sumner: 624 Main Street

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In Sumner, this recently remodeled 1900 home features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a large, fenced backyard. Hardwood floors, period trim, and vaulted ceilings preserve the century-old vibe. The 10,000-square-foot lot also features a cute garage with double doors that could possibly double as a studio. The asking price is $305,000, down $10,000 from when it was first listed.

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Puyallup: 315 2nd Street Northeast

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Also built in 1900, this Victorian home in Puyallup has three bedrooms and air conditioning. Despite being used as an office for years, it’s still full of period details, like a clawfoot tub, French doors, bay windows, and what appears to be an old-timey cellar.

Located in the Central Business District, this home is probably destined to be yet another Victorian home turned law office—it still has a parking lot in the back from the previous owner—but the possibilities are pretty endless for someone willing to put in a little transformation work.

Minus the inevitable restoration money, this house could be yours for $279,000, down $6,000 from when it was first listed.

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Tacoma: 1412 East 29th Street

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This tall, bright home from 1910 located right along Tacoma’s McKinley Park, just a few blocks from the Tacoma Dome and the adjacent rail station. Inside, find four bedrooms, including two in the attic with steeply-vaulted ceilings, plus hardwood floors in the living area. None of the rooms are huge—the whole house is 1,000 square feet—but they provide plenty of opportunity for personal space.

A backyard with a brand-new cedar fence and plenty of shade from a large tree is a pretty touch.

The asking price is $229,000, down $10,900 from when it was first listed.

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South Tacoma: 6002 South Lawrence Street

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This bright, corner-lot home in South Tacoma dates way back to 1894, and has an interesting layout, with a large kitchen tucked behind an open stairway and two bedrooms below. Upstairs, a third bedroom, bonus room, and bathroom are topped by peaked ceilings. A rocking-chair-ready porch out front, a large deck out back, and fenced front and backyards make plenty of outdoor space.

This one’s going for $219,950, $10,000 less than it was when it was first listed.

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Lakewood: 57 Lindale Lane Southwest

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This massive midcentury basement rambler has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a whole lot of bonuses: a pool with a slide and diving board, a cabana, a firepit, a mother-in-law apartment below. The three-quarter-acre lot sits along 170 feet of creek, and a back deck looks over a large yard.

The lot also sits along a large stretch of train tracks—maybe the reason for the $20,000 price drop to $429,995. Still, being close to tracks also means a straight shot to the train.

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Tukwila: 14424 56th Avenue South

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This four-bedroom, 1927 home on half an acre in Tukwila has a huge sunroom, a cozy living room with a brick fireplace, a clawfoot tub, and a gigantic back deck. A mother-in-law downstairs has a large, elaborate brick fireplace area. The asking price is $550,000.

Out of all the homes on the list, this is the farthest away from the station—much of the land around the station is industrial, commercial, or green belts—but the station is a ten-minute drive or a 20-minute bike ride away.

Via John L. Scott

Kent: 501 Hazel Avenue North

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This cute little home in Kent is just 750 square feet, but fits in two bedrooms—and has a 500-square-foot basement ready for expansion. The home features large porches at both the front and back, hardwood floors, and gently-vaulted ceilings. The yard, by contrast, is much bigger, and is situated on a corner lot.

This one has an asking price of $289,000.

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Auburn: 415 A Street Northeast

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This remodeled Auburn home from 1949 has three bedrooms, hardwood floors, and cove ceilings. It has some details of an even older house, like arched passageways. Upstairs, a finished attic has dynamic vaulted ceilings. It’s asking $265,000.

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Sumner: 624 Main Street

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In Sumner, this recently remodeled 1900 home features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a large, fenced backyard. Hardwood floors, period trim, and vaulted ceilings preserve the century-old vibe. The 10,000-square-foot lot also features a cute garage with double doors that could possibly double as a studio. The asking price is $305,000, down $10,000 from when it was first listed.

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Puyallup: 315 2nd Street Northeast

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Also built in 1900, this Victorian home in Puyallup has three bedrooms and air conditioning. Despite being used as an office for years, it’s still full of period details, like a clawfoot tub, French doors, bay windows, and what appears to be an old-timey cellar.

Located in the Central Business District, this home is probably destined to be yet another Victorian home turned law office—it still has a parking lot in the back from the previous owner—but the possibilities are pretty endless for someone willing to put in a little transformation work.

Minus the inevitable restoration money, this house could be yours for $279,000, down $6,000 from when it was first listed.

Via John L. Scott

Tacoma: 1412 East 29th Street

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This tall, bright home from 1910 located right along Tacoma’s McKinley Park, just a few blocks from the Tacoma Dome and the adjacent rail station. Inside, find four bedrooms, including two in the attic with steeply-vaulted ceilings, plus hardwood floors in the living area. None of the rooms are huge—the whole house is 1,000 square feet—but they provide plenty of opportunity for personal space.

A backyard with a brand-new cedar fence and plenty of shade from a large tree is a pretty touch.

The asking price is $229,000, down $10,900 from when it was first listed.

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South Tacoma: 6002 South Lawrence Street

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This bright, corner-lot home in South Tacoma dates way back to 1894, and has an interesting layout, with a large kitchen tucked behind an open stairway and two bedrooms below. Upstairs, a third bedroom, bonus room, and bathroom are topped by peaked ceilings. A rocking-chair-ready porch out front, a large deck out back, and fenced front and backyards make plenty of outdoor space.

This one’s going for $219,950, $10,000 less than it was when it was first listed.

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Lakewood: 57 Lindale Lane Southwest

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This massive midcentury basement rambler has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a whole lot of bonuses: a pool with a slide and diving board, a cabana, a firepit, a mother-in-law apartment below. The three-quarter-acre lot sits along 170 feet of creek, and a back deck looks over a large yard.

The lot also sits along a large stretch of train tracks—maybe the reason for the $20,000 price drop to $429,995. Still, being close to tracks also means a straight shot to the train.

Via Windermere