Mountain Views, City Views, Close to EverythingMEDIAN: $$310,000
Is it Downtown Tacoma? Is it Hilltop? Really it's both, and some would argue that it's not a neighborhood of it's own. We'd really classify it as a microhood since it's distinctive from the Downtown and Hilltop- the two neighborhoods it's straddles on the hill between UWT and Hilltop . If you drive down South Yakima and look around at about 21st, you'll see what we mean.
The Hillside between Downtown Tacoma and Hilltop is incredibly convenient. Whether you'd like to scoot down the hill to the University of Washington Tacoma campus, want something close to St Joseph Medical Center, or want to be able to hop on I-5 in under 3 minutes- this location is right there. Tax incentives in the mid 2000's spurred the new townhome construction and apartment buildings in this area, and while there are still many vacant lots to fill in the University of Washington Tacoma is creeping up the hill, building on the lots it owns as the campus grows.
While you still have to walk down (or up!) the hill for coffee and restaurants- this neighborhood is popular for affordable townhomes close to all the excitement of Downtown and of course, incredible views of the Downtown Tacoma and Mt Rainier.