6th Ave

Restaurant Scene, Close to Everything, Bar Scene

MEDIAN: $$360,000

Get to Know this Neighborhood

Tacoma's 6th Avenue Neighborhood is the quintessential neighborhood for people who want to live in a community of affordable homes that are located in a vibrant, thriving, walkable community. Located in Central Tacoma, between Proctor/UPS, West Slope, and Hilltop, 6th Ave has the highest concentration of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and shopping in the city.

Why this Neighborhood is so Great

Tacoma's 6th Avenue Neighborhood is the quintessential neighborhood for people who want to live in a community of affordable homes that are located in a vibrant, thriving, walkable community. Located in Central Tacoma, between Proctor/UPS, West Slope, and Hilltop, 6th Ave has the highest concentration of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and shopping in the city.

What to do in this Neighborhood

6th Ave is funky and artsy, a favorite hangout for nearby University of Puget Sound students for both studying and letting loose on the weekend. Tacoma’s 6th Avenue neighborhood has an abundance of cool shops to explore. By day spas, boutiques, coffee shops and salons are a big draw. By night, 6th ave is hopping with great restaurants, bars, and live music. In addition to being a great street for shopping, eating, or partying, 6th avenue is the historic dividing line between North Tacoma & Central Tacoma. Homes on both the north and south sides of the 6 ave are similar in style, age, and architecture- but the price of homes on the south side of 6th ave are considerably more affordable. 6th Ave is at a crossroads between neighborhoods. People are attracted every summer to the annual “Art on the Ave” event sponsored by the local business distrct and to the thriving 6th Ave Farmers Market that takes place every Tuesday in the spring and summer.

Architecture

6th Ave is the dividing line between North Tacoma and Central Tacoma. Homes on both sides are usually older than 1960, with lots of Craftsman, Victorians, Tudors, and little cottages from the 1940's and 1950's.

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What the Neighbors are Saying

It's one thing to form an opinion based on your first impressions of a neighborhood, but it's another to hear from the people who call it home.

I love living off of 6th! There are always good options for food and drink any time of the day, we have farmers market and the co-op, and I love being so central. Having UPS so near is nice because I like to workout on their track. I'm less than 10 min drive from point defiance, Ruston, downtown, or the East side or South Tacoma. Also, Art on the Ave is one of my favorite events of the year and it's right off my street!

Paige MacPherson

It's so close to everything we like that we can walk to most everything we need normally. Close to restaurants and night life, close to grocery stores and the farmers market. We can be in downtown or on Ruston Way in less than 10 minutes by car. Great access to mass transit. Plus the houses in our area are about 100 years old, so there is a lot of architectural history and charm. 10/10, would live here... Oh wait! We already do.

Laurence

Easy transportation options.

Kristina

6th Ave has great access to everything via whatever your preferred mode of transportation is. It's a 25 min walk to downtown/ 15 min via bike; 35 min walk to Ruston or Proctor and a 5 min drive to the freeways or 15min to the Tacoma Dome Station Transit hub. The neighborhood is fabulously walkable for those looking for dinner or a drink or just to get out of the house. And we love our neighbors! It's a transitional area with a fare amount of retirees, young families, and 20-30 something's.

Chelsea Levy

We love the convenience of living so close to so many great restaurants, bars, and even groceries. Its great to be able to walk to so many places and to go on a walk around the neighborhood and UPS.

Amanda

I love that I can walk to almost anything I want to do or need. Only thing missing is a corner store and/or somewhere for groceries, that is a drive to Proctor or the 16 interchange.

Jenny Lorton

6th Ave is such an awesome hub. It is great to wake up and walk to the best breakfast spots, and then stop for a little shopping at one of the local stores. It was a little more lively than other places we have lived, but for the most part that's what we enjoyed about it.

Anne

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