South Prairie is one of Pierce County’s plateau communities perched above the Puyallup River valley on a plateau forged from glacial retreat and volcanic activity. The area abounds with small-town charm, rural living and outdoor recreation. The gateway to Mount Rainier and Lake Tapps dominate the geography, providing a backdrop to the best of Western Washington living.
South Prairie is still beautiful and, in many spots, unchanged from the wild and wonderful place it was a hundred years ago. The South Prairie Creek and tall trees in the meadows make it a peaceful community where the outside world's hectic pace seems out of place.
The town developed into what it is today at a slow, steady pace, which is why town life today is idyllic.