Browns Point / Northeast Tacoma

Views, Community, Water

MEDIAN: $375,000

Get to Know this Neighborhood

Northeast Tacoma (also known as Browns Point) is located across Commencement Bay from Downtown Tacoma. Depending on where you're driving from, commuting to Tacoma will take about 15-20 minutes. If you're commuting to Seattle, Browns Point is as far north as you can live and still be in Tacoma.

Why this Neighborhood is so Great

Northeast Tacoma has the most planned communities of any neighborhood in Tacoma. Housing developments with sidewalks and winding roads are plentiful. Whether it's a home on a cut-de-sac or a home with a view of the mountains, water, and sunsets- there's something for everyone in Northeast.

What to do in this Neighborhood

Northeast Tacoma has plenty to do. When the weather is great you can head down to the beach around Lighthouse Park and watch the boats. The Centre at Norpoint has a gym and climbing wall for indoor fitness when the weather is less accommodating. Don't miss dining out at the Cliff House Restaurant and enjoying incredible views of the City of Tacoma skyline- rain or shine!


Many of the homes in Northeast are part of planned communities that were built in the 1990's, but there are many homes built in the last couple of decades as well. Custom homes that take in the views of the mountains and water are plentiful- house hunting in Browns Point you will see tons of variety.

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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.

It's very laid back, lots of variation in the houses, people seem very happy in the neighborhood and are mostly pleasant. It's a wonderful place to have children due to the close proximity to Pt Defiance, Ruston Way, and Proctor. The front yard gardens are the best in Tacoma.


I like that's a walkable neighborhood. We walk and ride bikes whenever we can, and even when we drive we don't go far. I also love that, while not every house has a water view, most people are only a few blocks' walk from seeing Commencement Bay, Mt. Rainier, the Olympics, and the port.


Beautiful views, pleasant neighbors, character and charm, family-friendly.


The neighborhood is a mix of older couples, young families and families who grew up in the area and have now returned to raise their families! Beautiful scenery from mountains, to water, to amazing parks! And a pretty amazing zoo that is almost literally in your back yard.


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