The city of DuPont as we know it today is a thriving community, but did you know about its explosive history?
In 1906, DuPont was the location of the Powder Works Explosive factory where dynamite was produced up until 1976. Factory workers made this “Village” their home. The Village in DuPont is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and remains the only company town in Washington State with most of its 110 historic homes intact.
In 1994, Northwest Landing, a master planned community, was developed on 3,200 acres. There are 50 acres of parks. Trails, sidewalks and bike lanes make it enjoyable to get out and enjoy this particular beautiful sunny day. And you can leave the car at home as the city center of DuPont offers shopping, restaurants and other services within close proximity.
Many residents appreciate its location to Joint-Base Lewis McChord, and the proximity between Olympia and Tacoma as it offers an easy commute. If you are a golfer, you’ll enjoy two golf courses with views of the Olympic mountain range, Mount Rainier, and Puget Sound.
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