Welcome to Lakewood
Lakewood, incorporated in 1954, covers 9.5 square miles and is home to 80,048 residents. Lakewood is a post-World War II planned community whose building broke records. Empty fields became 17,500 houses in less than three years. A new house was completed every 7 1/2 minutes, 40 to 60 houses per day, with a record 110 completed in a single day. More than 36,000 trees line city streets and shade city parks. About 150 acres of the city are devoted to parks and other landscaped open spaces.