Why the Hilltop is Great:

Teeming with affordable historic homes, Hilltop is a great place to find a charming home that won’t break the bank. You can get a LOT of house for the money, and you can get something money can’t buy: character. Located just above Downtown, Hilltop has a great location for getting around the city and has easy freeway access, too—a big bonus for those who commute to other cities for work. Hilltop really has a vibe all on its own and is one of the best kept secrets in town. The Hilltop is quickly becoming the place to be, following Downtown Tacoma and the 6th Ave Neighborhood for best nightlife in town.

What to do on the Hilltop:

Hilltop’s reputation carries a heavy burden from it’s crime ridden period in the 1980s, but the vibe in Hilltop now is one of regeneration and growth. Government leaders, neighborhood advocates, and business leaders are focused like a laser on the Hilltop. In recent years they’ve been pumping millions of redevelopment dollars into the area. The expansion of Tacoma’s light rail is going to run right down Martin Luther King way from Stadium all the way through to St Joseph’s Hospital.

Real Estate Market Data for the Hilltop:

2016 Median Sales Price 2015 Median Sales Price 2014 Median Sales Price 2016 Average CDOM 2016 Sales Price % of Listed Price
$190,995 $162,500 $129,000 33 103.01

Tacoma’s Hilltop Architecture:

Craftsman, Victorian, Cape Cod, New Construction

What’s going on on the Hilltop:

Good Eats on the Hilltop:

Hilltop is a destination for everything from craft cocktails to vegan food. Tacoma’s first Vegan Restaurant Quickie Too is on Hilltop.