Tacoma Neighborhoods Map
Marguerite Martin Tacoma

Neighborhood Guide

Trying to figure out which neighborhood in Tacoma is right for you? This Tacoma neighborhood guide is designed to help you research everything you’ll need to make your choice. From restaurants and lifestyle to architecture and schools, we’ve got the information you need to find YOUR Tacoma neighborhood.

In addition to our own expertise, we polled Tacomans who live in these neighborhoods so we could get their real opinions about what each of the neighborhoods are really like. The result is what we hope is the most useful, authentic, and fun guide to Tacoma neighborhoods you will find!

North Tacoma

North Tacoma is the area that encompasses some of Tacoma's oldest neighborhoods. Neighborhoods like Old Town, Ruston, Stadium District, North Slope Historic District, Proctor District, and University of Puget Sound Neighborhood are all part of the Tacoma's North End.

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UPS Neighborhood

MEDIAN: $550,000

University of Puget Sound Neighborhood

Three Bridges

MEDIAN: $700,000

Charming, Central, Historic

Browns Point / Northeast Tacoma

MEDIAN: $650,000

Views, Community, Water

North Tacoma

MEDIAN: $595,000

Parks, Historic Homes, Close to Everything

North Slope

MEDIAN: $600,000

Historic Homes, Pretty Streets, Close to Everything

Proctor

MEDIAN: $699,500

Close to Everything, Farmers Market, Historic Homes

Old Town

MEDIAN: $900,000

Peaceful, Water Views, Historic Homes

Stadium District

MEDIAN: $942,500

Historic Homes, Pretty Streets, Close to Everything

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Central Tacoma

People living in Downtown Tacoma and its surrounding neighborhoods tend to feel a strong sense of ownership which has lead to an almost village like vibe amongst the people who live here. Central Tacoma's neighborhoods are connected and bustling, with the new light rail extension, an increasing number of bike lanes, and long overdue road improvements.

6th Ave

MEDIAN: $516,000

Restaurant Scene, Close to Everything, Bar Scene

Hillside / UWT

MEDIAN: $395,000

Mountain Views, City Views, Close to Everything

Hilltop

MEDIAN: $417,500

Community, Close to Everything, Historic Homes

Central Tacoma

MEDIAN: $440,000

Close to Everything, Easy Commute, Peaceful

St Helens

MEDIAN: $390,000

Urban Living, Close to Everything, Nightlife

Downtown Tacoma

MEDIAN: $327,000

Urban Living, Location, Historic

South End / South Tacoma

South Tacoma, Tacoma's South End, and The Eastside are three different neighborhoods with distinct identities. And within those neighborhoods are even more distinct neighborhoods and communities. Some of Tacoma's coolest bars, most historic homes, and most beautiful streets are located here.

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Wapato

MEDIAN: $450,000

Parks, Lake, Convenient

McKinley

MEDIAN: $450,000

Old meets New

McKinley Hill

MEDIAN: $395,582

Historic, Charming, Convenient

South Tacoma

MEDIAN: $390,000

Historic, Shopping, Parks

South End

MEDIAN: $400,000

Community, Historic, Convenient

Fern Hill

MEDIAN: $400,000

Central, Community, Old Homes

Fife

MEDIAN: $500,000

Peaceful, Greenspace, Central

Parkland Area

MEDIAN: $399,444

Convenient Commute, Affordable, Pacific Lutheran University

Midland

MEDIAN: $446,000

Horses, Convenient, Land

Lincoln District

MEDIAN: $406,763

Community, Close to Everything, Historic Homes

Gig Harbor / Key Peninsula

Laid-back and teeming with natural beauty, Gig Harbor and the Key Peninsula are just over the bridge from Tacoma. Whi A beautiful place to call home or even just visit for a quick weekend getaway. Residents and out-of-towners love taking advantage of the beautiful maritime setting, whether it’s enjoying a walk along the waterfront or heading out for a boating adventure.

Artondale

MEDIAN: $693,500

Neighbors, Community, Peaceful

Key Peninsula

MEDIAN: $516,000

Rural, Water Views, Nature

Kopachuck Ridge/ Horsehead Bay Area

MEDIAN: $1,225,000

Luxury Homes, Waterfront, Views

Rosedale

MEDIAN: $814,463

Parks, Water, Rural

Gig Harbor North

MEDIAN: $729,988

Convenient, Community, New Homes

Fox Island

MEDIAN: $1,010,000

Island Life, Peaceful, Views

Gig Harbor

MEDIAN: $723,138

Community, Peaceful, Water Views

East Pierce County

Many folks who work in Tacoma but prefer a more suburban or rural setting for their home life choose neighborhoods like Puyallup, South Hill, Spanaway, Graham, Frederickson, and Parkland. Trivia: MTT creator Marguerite grew up in Spanaway and Puyallup!

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Sumner WA

MEDIAN: $530,000

Historic, Charming, Commuter friendly

Edgewood

MEDIAN: $650,858

Natural Beauty, Small Town, Easy Commute

Graham

MEDIAN: $505,000

Rural, Mt Rainier, Land

Eatonville

MEDIAN: $496,250

Mt Rainier, Small town, Historic

Bonney Lake

MEDIAN: $578,044

Suburban, Views, New Construction

Elbe

MEDIAN: $335,000

Mountains, Rivers, Lakes

Summit

MEDIAN: $533,000

Community, Neighborhoods, Convenience

Frederickson

MEDIAN: $460,000

New Homes, Acreage, Convenience

Spanaway

MEDIAN: $450,000

Green Spaces, Convenient, New Construction

Parkland Area

MEDIAN: $399,444

Convenient Commute, Affordable, Pacific Lutheran University

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Cities to the Southwest

Just outside of Tacoma are several cities all with their own unique vibe. University Place, Lakewood, Steilacoom, and Dupont. Many folks live in these smaller cities and commute to jobs in Tacoma, Olympia, and even Seattle.

DuPont

MEDIAN: $495,000

Natural Beauty, Convenient, Community

Steilacoom

MEDIAN: $685,450

quaint, historic, gorgeous views

Parkland Area

MEDIAN: $399,444

Convenient Commute, Affordable, Pacific Lutheran University

Lakewood

MEDIAN: $463,500

easy access, natural beauty, growing community

Fircrest

MEDIAN: $555,000

Parks, Community, Mid-Century Homes

University Place

MEDIAN: $625,000

Peaceful, Parks, Community

West Side

Sunsets, sunsets, sunsets. While not everyone that lives on the west side of Tacoma have those sunset views of the Olympics, Narrows Bridge, and the Puget Sound- that is one if the big draws for this community!

Ruston

MEDIAN: $650,000

Water Views, Historic Homes, Parks

West End

MEDIAN: $553,000

Connected, Central, Parks

West Slope

MEDIAN: $699,500

Water Views, Peaceful, Midcentury Homes