Old Town

Peaceful, Water Views, Historic Homes

MEDIAN: $698,000

Get to Know this Neighborhood

The Old Town Tacoma neighborhood is so named because it is the place Tacoma was first colonized by Job Carr in 1963. These days, Old Town has some of Tacoma's best view homes. The Old Town neighborhood is on a steep hill. Old Town 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

The tree-lined, picturesque streets and beautiful views make Old Town a destination for Tacomans who enjoy living in a connected neighborhood- but beware the steep hills! In addition to great sidewalks connecting the neighborhood, Old Town is home to several local restaurants, coffee shops, and businesses. Old Town is very close to Ruston Way, Tacoma's waterfront park. Great for walking, running, biking, roller skating, scootering, or driving.


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 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.


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