North Tacoma

Parks, Historic Homes, Close to Everything

MEDIAN: $277,000

Get to Know this Neighborhood

Tacoma truly is a city of neighborhoods. Whether they be residential or a fun walkable neighborhood formed around a historic business district, Tacoma's neighborhoods are as varied and unique as the city itself. This page is the best resource on the internet to explore this neighborhood. From parks, restaurants and even architecture, discover what makes this neighborhood unique.

Why this Neighborhood is so Great

North Tacoma is the area that encompasses some of Tacoma's most popular neighborhoods. Neighborhoods like Old Town, Ruston, Stadium District, North Slope Historic District, Proctor District, and University of Puget Sound Neighborhood are all part of the Tacoma's North End. North Tacoma has that small-town feel without being too small—the charming community is made up of several smaller neighborhoods, each with their own unique restaurants, shops and local conveniences. Getting around is easy—the area is walkable (think tree-lined streets with pedestrian-friendly sidewalks) while also offering plenty of street parking.

What to do in this Neighborhood

Nature and small-town convenience rest side by side in North Tacoma. Point Defiance Park (home to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium) is a 702-acre park that’s nestled on the northernmost tip of North Tacoma and blends into the waterfront. A scenic stretch of paved walking trails, the Ruston Waterfront is home to fabulous restaurants and beautiful parks that look out onto Commencement Bay towards Vashon Island and Brown’s Point. From community gardens and farmers markets to events at the University of Puget Sound- Tacoma's North End is full of activity and things to do.

Architecture

Since the North End contains such a wide variety of neighborhoods, there is truly something for everyone. Historic Homes from Craftsman to Classical Revival abound in Proctor, North Slope Historic District, and Stadium. Further west you'll find homes built in the 1960's and 1970's. New construction is rare.

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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.

Jen

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.

Tiffany

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

Angela

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.

Jennifer

Recent Posts on North 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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