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Central Tacoma

Close to Everything, Easy Commute, Peaceful

MEDIAN: $475,000

Get to Know Central Tacoma

Central Tacoma is a lively and convenient neighborhood to live in. Popular with folks who want to be in the middle of things and have access to the restaurants and entertainment of 6th avenue. Central is also convenient for people working at the hospitals or commuting out of town.

Why Central Tacoma is so Great

Central Tacoma is a popular neighborhood. It has the historic homes and tree-lined streets that make North Tacoma so appealing, with the benefit of being considerably more affordable. Minutes from Downtown Tacoma and freeways make it popular with commuters who prefer to bus, walk, or bike to work.

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What to do in Central Tacoma

Central Tacoma is bordered on its north side by the thriving 6th avenue neighborhood. Teeming with bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and clothing shops, 6th Ave is a fun walkable destination for Central Neighborhood residents. There is a farmers market in the summer on 6th & Pine. Allenmore Golf course is located in Central as well as the beginning of the Scott Pierson Trail that runs all the way to Gig Harbor.


Central Tacoma has had several waves of building. There are lots of charming craftsman homes, cape cods, and even a few Victorians. Every now and again you'll see new construction, but that's still pretty rare.

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What the Neighbors are Saying

Check out what folks who live in the neighborhood have to say about living in Central.

Quiet residential neighborhood minutes from anything I want to do. Very family friendly. Strong sense of community.


It's an up and coming affordable neighborhood. The houses are beautiful and with its central location you are never far from the wonderful things Tacoma has to offer.


Quiet streets when not on a major thoroughfare. Owners take pride in their yards and home exterior. Great variety of home styles. Great food and drink options along 6th ave.


The neighbors keep to themselves and aren't fussy about if my lawn isn't perfect. The houses aren't crowded together, and I have easy access to a nice bike/walking trail and to the interstate.


Love how close to everything but how quiet it is!

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Recent Posts on Central Tacoma

Below you will find recent posts on this neighborhood. From events and restaurants to check out, to city-wide posts that affect this neighborhood, you'll find more neighborhood content right here.

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