Why Downtown Tacoma’s St. Helens Neighborhood is Great:
Long marketed as the “Theater District” by developers and the city, it’s more recognized by locals as “St. Helens” or even “the Triangle District” by some. Whatever you decide to call it, it’s the beating heart of Downtown. This community has turned out to be one of its most thriving and connected communities.
Located in the area of Downtown Tacoma that is south of Division, north of 9th Street, and south of Tacoma Ave, this area just kind of has its own feel. There is a good mix of renters and owners, and a lot of new, locally owned Tacoma businesses. It’s easy walking distance to the Stadium Thriftway for groceries, and located within five minutes of two different freeway on-ramps for commuters.
What to do in St. Helens:
St. Helens is where Tacoma’s LGBT community throws their annual “Out in the Park” parties and several different Pride Block Parties, so for one night in July, the streets shut down and things get very loud with live music, DJs, and performances of all kinds.
For the past four years, the Downtown Tacoma Block party has been held in Opera Alley and is a community-sourced event that puts artists and residents together to connect and celebrate with their neighbors.
Real Estate Market Data for St Helens:
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St Helens Architecture:
Condos, Lofts, Townhomes
What’s going on in Downtown Tacoma’s St. Helens Neighborhood:
With most residents living in a variety of condos, townhomes, and apartments, St. Helens tends to be pretty connected with its local businesses. Due to its Downtown Tacoma location, the area has a lively selection of bars and restaurants and is connected to the thriving Pacific Avenue bar scene by a Tacoma-sized replica of the Spanish Steps.
Good Eats in St. Helens:
St. Helens is full of some of the coolest (and most delicious) local eateries around. Stink Meat & Cheese is a fantastic deli that also serves great wine and delicious sandwiches and hot food. Puget Sound Pizza is some of Tacoma’s best pizza.
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