Welcome to Tacoma
Bustling and diverse city situated on the Puget Sound
Home to a population of over 200,000 residents, Tacoma is a vibrant and historic city. Brimming with culture and style, this coastal town is a gem of the Pacific Northwest. The area contains a mix of both urban and suburban communities, and Tacoma comprises several distinct neighborhoods — including West End, North End, Central Tacoma, South Tacoma, South End, and Eastside. Residents enjoy quick and easy access to major roads and freeways, including Interstate 5.
Residential areas feature a mix of contemporary style homes, condos, and charming single-family houses. This makes it effortless to find a property that meets your size and budget requirements. Steps away, locals can visit one of Tacoma’s many community parks, several top-rated museums, wonderful restaurants, and convenient shopping.
What to Love
- Located on the Puget Sound
- Fantastic arts and culture scene
- Homes for every budget
- Numerous community parks
- Close to Seattle and major roads and freeways
Tacoma has an eclectic personality that makes the city a highly desirable place to live. In town, you can enjoy scenic views and the one-of-a-kind feel of being in the Pacific Northwest. Residential neighborhoods are quiet and serene, with easy access to excellent amenities. Those who live closer to Hilltop will feel as though they are in the center of it all. Minutes from home, you can walk to favorite dining establishments, museums, and Convention Center Station.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Throughout Tacoma, it is incredibly easy to find amazing places to shop and eat.
City residents are especially fond of the restaurant selection found in Hilltop, Central Tacoma, and North End. Just off of the 705, locals routinely dine at places such as The Social Bar and Grill, The Fish Peddler Restaurant, The Old Spaghetti Factory, Galanga Thai Cuisine, Little Radio, THEKOI Japanese Cuisine, 3uilt Tacoma, and En Rama. Moving away from the central part of the city, you can find even more delicious eats. Sample the menu items at Paya Thai Fish & Chips, Stanley & Seafort’s, Marcia’s Silver Spoon Cafe, Burger Seoul, and Asado.
Stores of all kinds abound throughout Tacoma. From everyday needs to specialty boutiques, there is an incredible selection to check out. Near the waterfront (off of 705), browse the latest arrivals at Tacoma Consignment, The Urban Gardener, TerraCrux Games, Adorned Abode, and Creative Forces Gifts & Sundries. South Tacoma is home to the Tacoma Mall, which features stores such as Macy’s, Nordstrom, Old Navy, and Apple.
Things to Do
Among all of the cities in the Seattle area, Tacoma has an impressive number of things to do during your free time. Arts and culture enthusiasts — and those who enjoy spending time outdoors — will be thrilled to learn of the many activities that await.
Want to head outdoors? When residing in Tacoma, you’ll have an endless list of places to visit. Depending on your unique interests, make plans to spend time at Allenmore Golf Course, the spacious Point Defiance Park, Wapato Park, or the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
Tacoma features an abundance of top-rated public elementary schools. In the immediate area, six elementary schools are rated 8/10 or higher on GreatSchools.org.