It’s the “Island Way” to wave at oncoming vehicles, pedestrians and bicycle riders. Here’s a little more about island culture.
People may think living on an island is a romantic idea with a laid-back lifestyle. It can be! Self sufficiency is key. The ferry fees and schedule can make living here expensive and inconvenient if you need mainland services regularly. However, if you can plan ahead a little and have the means, living on a little green island surrounded by sparkling water and snow-capped mountain views can be a relaxing bit of heaven on earth. We’re 20 minutes to Steilacoom, 30 to Tacoma, 45 to Olympia, 60 to Seattle (barring construction, accidents and bad weather). With no stop-lights, lots of deer, very little hustle or bustle, this moated community may be just what you’re looking for.
Anderson Island is unincorporated Pierce County with a year round population of about 2,000. A portion of the island is a homeowners association called the Riviera Community Club. Most of the properties listed are in the Riv. Within the Riv there are parks supported by members’ annual dues and a restaurant open to the public. Riviera home owners’ dues pay for Riv amenities and water from Lake Josephine Riviera Water Co. There is an associate Riv membership if one plays a lot of golf and doesn’t live in the Riv.