Ok… so we all know that lists can sometimes be useless, self-serving clickbait… but we also have to admit that it’s *kinda* nice to be included on them once in awhile!

Lists have been popping up all over the place that feature Tacoma, and here’s our faves from 2015:

  1. Tacoma named as a top city for first-time homebuyers” via The News Tribune

Why was Tacoma included on The Money Source’s “Top 10 Cities for First-Time Homebuyers”? The News Tribune shares a few of the most important reasons, including median home prices, employment, and general quality of life.

  1. 12 Neighborhoods Across America That Are About to Blow Up” via Thrillist Travel

Huge shoutout to the Downtown Tacoma neighborhood here. It was in great company along with neighborhoods of Chicago, New York City, New Orleans, Dallas, Los Angeles, and more.

  1.  “Fed up with Seattle? Here are 9 other cities you’ll love” via Crosscut

For many, the Seattle of old is gone, and it’s on with the new. There’s a long list of reasons why die-hard Seattleites are totally fed up and done with Seattle, and people are ready to move on to these 9 Washington cities. No surprise that Tacoma is one of them!

  1. Top 10 Best Places to Retire” via Livability.com

Pointing out our many excellent housing options for retirees, sites, attractions and outdoor opportunities, Livability.com shares why Tacoma is a top place to retire to (and honestly, the same reasons they share apply to the millenials moving here, too!).

  1. The Best Military Towns in the United States, Ranked” via Thrillist Travel

It’s true—those stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord are fortunate to have nearby Tacoma to choose from as a place to live. This article points out our awesome opportunities for enjoying the outdoors and easy commute times.