Tacoma Neighborhood Map

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!

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.

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6th Ave

MEDIAN: $$360,000

Restaurant Scene, Close to Everything, Bar Scene

Hillside / UWT

MEDIAN: $$310,000

Mountain Views, City Views, Close to Everything


MEDIAN: $280,000

Community, Close to Everything, Historic Homes

Central Tacoma

MEDIAN: $310,000

Close to Everything, Easy Commute, Peaceful

St Helens

MEDIAN: $343,250

Urban Living, Close to Everything, Nightlife

Downtown Tacoma

MEDIAN: $285,000

Urban Living, Close to Everything, Lots to Do

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.


MEDIAN: $359,900

Natural Beauty, close-in


MEDIAN: $400,250

quaint, historic, gorgeous views

Parkland Area

MEDIAN: $268,500

Convenient Commute, Affordable, Pacific Lutheran University


MEDIAN: $314,000

easy access, natural beauty, growing community


MEDIAN: $389,900

Parks, Community, Mid-Century Homes

University Place

MEDIAN: $433,000

Peaceful, Parks, Community

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!




MEDIAN: $305,000

green spaces, close-in, new build

Parkland Area

MEDIAN: $268,500

Convenient Commute, Affordable, Pacific Lutheran University

Downtown Puyallup

MEDIAN: $340,000

Old meets new, charm, neighborly

South Hill

MEDIAN: $289,950

Mountain views, shopping, new construction

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.

Key Peninsula

MEDIAN: $355,000

Rural, Water Views, Nature

Kopachuck Ridge/ Horsehead Bay Area


Downtown Gig Harbor




Gig Harbor North

MEDIAN: $545,000

Convenient, Community, New Homes

Fox Island

MEDIAN: $750,000

Island Life, Peaceful, Views

Gig Harbor

MEDIAN: $512,250

Community, Peaceful, Water Views

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.

West End


Three Bridges

MEDIAN: $552,500

Charming, Central, Historic

Northeast Tacoma

MEDIAN: $445,000

Views, Community, Water

North Tacoma

MEDIAN: $415,000

Parks, Historic Homes, Close to Everything

North Slope

MEDIAN: $345,000

Historic Homes, Pretty Streets, Close to Everything


MEDIAN: $$502,499

Close to Everything, Farmers Market, Historic Homes

Old Town

MEDIAN: $578,500

Peaceful, Water Views, Historic Homes

Stadium District

MEDIAN: $642,500

Historic Homes, Pretty Streets, Close to Everything

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.

Fern Hill

MEDIAN: $266,000

Central location, Community, Old Homes


MEDIAN: $350,500

peaceful and quiet, green spaces, still close to all the action

Parkland Area

MEDIAN: $268,500

Convenient Commute, Affordable, Pacific Lutheran University

Lincoln District

MEDIAN: $275,000

Community, Close to Everything, Historic Homes

East Side

MEDIAN: $269,500

Community, Close to Everything, Easy Commute

West Side

Sunsets, sunsets, sunsets. While not everyone on the that live 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!

West Slope

MEDIAN: $527,000

Water Views, Peaceful, Midcentury Homes