Fircrest

Parks, Community, Mid-Century Homes

MEDIAN: $389,900

Get to Know this Neighborhood

The City of Fircrest is located between Central Tacoma, Tacoma’s West Slope, and University Place. One of those idyllic “small towns” Americans tend to pine for Fircrest is like something from another time. Conveniently located near Highway 16- it’s also a great choice for those with commutes. So many people moved to Fircrest during it’s building boom in the 50’s and 60’s and simply never left. For this reason Fircrest has a strong community culture and an abundance of houses from the 50’s and 60’s that are largely untouched by time. As time marches on these homes have begun to come on the market and midcentury fans are flocking to snatch them up!

Why this Neighborhood is so Great

The City of Fircrest is located between Central Tacoma, Tacoma’s West Slope, and University Place. One of those idyllic “small towns” Americans tend to pine for Fircrest is like something from another time. Conveniently located near Highway 16- it’s also a great choice for those with commutes. So many people moved to Fircrest during it’s building boom in the 50’s and 60’s and simply never left. For this reason Fircrest has a strong community culture and an abundance of houses from the 50’s and 60’s that are largely untouched by time. As time marches on these homes have begun to come on the market and midcentury fans are flocking to snatch them up!

What to do in this Neighborhood

Fircrest’s citizens have a very strong sense of ownership and involvement in their community. Fircrest constructed the community building, followed by the construction of the swimming pool and the dedication of Masko Park in the 1960’s. The amount of community activities and resources available to the community is unrivaled in the area. Events like the Annual Strawberry Feed and neighborhood block parties grow out of the neighborhood and community spirit of Fircrest.

Architecture

It's no secret, Fircrest is the place to go for Mid-Century homes in the Tacoma area. There have been several phases of building in Fircrest, so you can also find craftsman, cape cods, cute little cottages, and brady bunch houses. There's even some new construction.

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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.

Fircrest is a time warp back to the 1950's (60's & 70's too). It's a great, well established neighborhood that's great for families. The central location makes you feel close to everything Tacoma area has to offer.

Jessica

So, so many mature trees. You are also close to the city while feeling like you live in a quant village out of Twin Peaks...and it's not to hard to find a damn fine cup of coffee.

Laine

I have lived in Fircrest for most of my 65 years...12 as a child without choice...but I loved it then too... and about 33 years as an adult... I find walking anywhere is doable and enjoyable... parks to play in or watch others... coffee shops and a couple cafes to enjoy alone or with friends or family. The police keep a lid on speed so it is very safe to drive or walk... there are several community/city functions annually that are great fun and attract folks to join in... from Fun Days to Music in the park, to the unofficial soap box derby...living in Fircrest is peaceful, fun and safe. The level of care folks tend to put forth on their homes and yards is inspiring and makes the walks or rides through town even more enjoyable.

Jerry

We chose to live in Fircrest because of the sense of community here. We also love the charming streets and friendly people plus it's just a few minutes drive away from nightlife, beaches, freeway, and some of the best Farmers Markets and grocery options around (ie. Marlene's, Trader Joe's, MetroMarket and coming soon, Whole Foods).

Rochelle

It's very quiet, and all the trees are amazing. It is very much a small town (in good ways and, er, more amusing ways). It has the best inventory of MCM homes other than Tacoma's west slope.

Shirley

For such a small city (pop. 6500), I'm still amazed that you can FEEL that you are in a different place. It's quiet and very family friendly. We have some of the best parks in the region, and our community festivals and gatherings are second to none. Basically, you get all the benefits of a friendly small town while living in an urban area that's pretty close to everything.

Hunter George

Fircrest is well known for its 25 MPH speed limit, a great outdoor pool, and the fact that no alcohol sold or served in town! It's well-liked because of the small town atmosphere (it has its own police and fire department) and the suburban feel - even though you are minutes to the freeways and Downtown Tacoma.

Anne

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