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Lakewood
Lakewood
Washington
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Lakewood is a city in Pierce County, Washington, United States. The population was 58,163 at the 2010 census.

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My neighborhood is a well established one with many retirees, frequently seen walking with a significant other, and their pets. I see no children out and about and many people wave or say hello when I take my dog for a walk in a mobility scooter.
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Engaging City Hall, wonderful community center with a lot of senior activities, affordability in both housing and amenities such as restaurants. Easy to get around and close to retail stores and grocery shopping A lot of retired military
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I don't see a lot of my neighbors when i come home from work. but i see a lot of police cars at night in our neighborhood.
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High number of senior homeowners, community activities and programs geared to seniors.

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Taxes

B

How did Washington earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Washington has a state sales tax of 6.50%. Of particular interest is that Washington does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Washington has an effective property tax rate of 1.06%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Washington earned its state tax grade of B.

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