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Point Ruston

Views, Restaurants, Waterfront

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Get to Know Point Ruston

The Point Ruston neighborhood is one of the newest neighborhoods in Tacoma, WA. Home to restaurants, businesses, a hotel, movie theater, apartments, and condos.

Why Point Ruston is so Great

Many apartments and condos in the Point Ruston Neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington have views of Commencement Bay, Mt Rainier, the Olympic Mountains, Dune Peninsula Park, Browns Point, and more. People who live in the neighborhood have access to Dune Peninsula Park, Point Defiance Park, and Ruston Way. It’s an easy distance to the ferry to Vashon Island.

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What to do in Point Ruston

Point Ruston has promoted itself as a “waterfront resort-inspired village” with some of the best waterfront access of any neighborhood in Pierce County. The Point Ruston area has many little shops, lots of restaurants, coffee and ice cream shops, and a movie theater.


Pt Ruston was created in the early 21st century by redeveloping this site from a highly contaminated former smelting facility (google Asarco Smelter cleanup) to a residential development. It's highly dense with condos and apartments built over businesses.

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What the Neighbors are Saying

Find out what neighbors who live in the Pt Ruston neighborhood are saying:

The North End of Tacoma has gorgeous views of the Sound, great for walking, friendly neighbors. I love to eat out at Cook's Tavern and Ooh La La burgers.


Even if you're not paying for a great view with your mortgage, you can get a great view by walking a couple of blocks any day of the week. When I moved to this neighborhood I thought it seemed very remote and far from the action of 6th Ave and Stadium. But it's not actually very far from anything. It's very quiet and walk-friendly. Neighbors here know each other and check on each other. I can lie in my hammock in the backyard and feel like I'm camping in the woods, but I can also be at an art show at Alma Mater in less than 15 minutes.


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.


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.


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


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.

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Recent Posts on Point Ruston

Below you will find recent posts about the Pt Ruston Neighborhood. From events, to business profiles, to real estate market updates, and more.

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