DuPont is nice but heading upscale
DuPont is across I-5 from post and you could run, bike, drive over. Might cost a bit more. Steilacoom (Still-uh-coom) might be a good place for decent cost. My cousin lived in Lacey for a while and had a 20 minutes drive. Main gate at Lewis is mile post 120; DuPont is 119; Madigan is 122 or 123. Traffic to the main gate can be a bear in the morning, but DuPont usually flows. I drive from Portland, so I've never tried the Madigan side, except to sneak in during a traffic jam from Guard post (Camp Murray). There is an area near McChord that is quite rough but then Uncle Sam pays E1-4 squat. Just don't sign a 1 year lease unless you really like the place.
I'm there 1x/month, but I drive up from Oregon.
Washington's a shall issue state, btw.
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