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Living in Winlock: Washington State’s Hidden Gem in Lewis County

December 5, 2022

You may consider moving to scenic Lewis County, WA for a variety of reasons. With its peaceful spirit and many outdoor recreation attractions, it offers a distinctive lifestyle. However, one of the best reasons is the hidden gem known as the town of Winlock.

Winlock, WA, embodies the best of Washington State, and then some. That’s why New Tradition Homes is proud to offer our quality-built homes in Grand Prairie Estates within this one-of-a-kind area.


Pros of Living in Lewis County, WA


Lewis County is about two hours south of Seattle but is a world away in terms of livability and affordability. Located in southwestern Washington, it is the sixth largest county in the state. With a series of small towns, including  Centralia, Chehalis, and Winlock, scattered throughout, this area retains a quaint, peaceful charm despite its recent growth. Offering historic downtown districts, unique museums and landmarks, and a slower pace of life, residents enjoy proximity to major cities, too.Lewis County is a quaint, peaceful town offering a slower pace of life

Named for Meriwether Lewis, the country was created in 1845. Evolving from rural trading posts to a logging economy to an agricultural hub, Lewis County has always had strong ties to its wealth of natural resources. Today, visitors and residents alike enjoy the wonders of Lewis County, from breathtaking hiking & biking trails to prime fishing in pristine rivers and lakes. Lewis County is also the gateway to several of Washington's most-visited mountain peaks, Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens and Mount Adams. There are a variety of ways to enjoy agritourism, as well, from farm stands to cheese shops and seasonal farmers’ markets.

Winlock, the home of Grand Prairie Estates, was a major producer of eggs for much of the 20th century, shipping its products throughout the world. Today, the town pays tribute to that history in several ways, such as hosting a 2-day festival every June and housing The World’s Largest Egg, of course.

The city is also home to a well-known music festival, the Winlock Pickers Fest. Two museums call the Winlock area home: the Winlock Historical Museum which showcases the region’s roots in the timber and poultry industries, and The Renegade Rooster, a private collection of memorabilia and artifacts detailing local history.

When it comes to food, farm to table is the only way to go. With its abundance of farms and farmer's markets, residents enjoy food right from the source. Lewis County's many local restaurants, cafés, and diners offer cuisines from around the world, as well as some of the state's best homemade burgers and fries. It’s easy to support local businesses — vintage and antique shops, farmer's markets and groceries, sports and camping gear — because small businesses are everywhere.


Browse Our Homes for Sale in Winlock, WA


New Tradition Homes is excited to offer our first group of homes for sale in Winlock, WA. There are various quick move-in homes to choose from at Grand Prairie Estates, with one or two stories, 3 to 5 bedrooms, and 2 or 3 garages. Nestled in the heart of scenic Lewis County, this lovely community offers generous homesites, which means more space for you and your family to enjoy. Grand Prairie Estates is located near plenty of outdoor recreation and boasts serene living right off the I-5 corridor. It’s an easy commute just 24 minutes north to downtown Centralia, and 25 minutes south to Kelso/Longview.

New Tradition Homes offers a variety of quick move-in homes in Grand Prairie Estates

Grand Prairie Estates is part of our RISE Collection, offering prices starting from the $400s, with 10 floor plans to choose from. These homes have a streamlined build time. Once you choose your home design, we’ll let you know up front your projected move-in day. We also designed a way to make the pricing more attainable, while giving you the same commitment to quality materials, craftsmanship, and energy efficiency that we provide to every one of our homebuyers. Lastly, our professional designers have curated packages so you can choose the one that fits your personal style the most. Pick a package, and everything within it fits together perfectly. Your Rise home will be unique to you, and designer-styled.


Trust New Tradition Homes with Your New Home Journey

Making the decision to move to Grand Prairie Estates in Winlock may be the easiest yet. There are limitless opportunities for a well-balanced life here. New Tradition Homes can’t wait to help you achieve that life. The new model home is now open. Check out the floorplans, too. For more information on our communities, contact us and schedule a tour.

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NTH is very organized and delivers a top quality product which they stand behind. We were allowed to customize many features of our home to make it function the way we wanted it to. The flexibility allowed was great. It took a little longer than some other builders, but the end result was worth the wait.

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