Old Town

Peaceful, Water Views, Historic Homes

MEDIAN: $655,000

Get to Know this Neighborhood

Old Town has some of Tacoma's best view homes. The Old Town neighborhood is on a steep hill. Old Town Tacoma homes have expansive views of Commencement Bay, Mt. Rainier, Browns Point, and Vashon Island.

Why this Neighborhood is so Great

Old Town was the original Tacoma. Founded by Job Carr in 1865, Old Town's historic streets and beautiful views of Commencement Bay, Browns Point, and Vashon Island are what make it one of Tacoma's special neighborhoods. Old Town residents enjoy the local neighborhood restaurants and easy access to Ruston Way's incredible waterfront.

What to do in this Neighborhood

People who live in Old Town take a lot of walks. From walking up the 30th street hill (or running if you're a show off!) to walking down to Ruston Way. The tree-lined, picturesque streets and beautiful views make Old Town a destination for Tacoma's walkers. In addition to walking, Old Town is home to several local restaurants, coffee shops, and businesses.


Victorians, Craftsmen, and Tudors are plentiful. In addition to the historic homes, there are a few homes of every decade sprinkled throughout. You'll find the odd midcentury, new construction, or brick rambler dotting the streets. There a few condo buildings, old and new.

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What the Neighbors are Saying

We asked residents of Tacoma's historic Old Town neighborhood to tell us about the area, and here’s what they had to say:

The geography and architecture of Old Town are fascinating. You'll get views from every place you go. And the pre-war homes are a fascination in and of themselves.


It's the perfect temperature: a neighborhood that's very close to the urban center with amazing views, charming homes, and walkable to tons of great places to eat.


It's the perfect temperature: a neighborhood that's very close to the urban center with amazing views, charming homes, and walkable to tons of great places to eat.


Recent Posts on Old Town

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