home on historic street in Proctor at sunset


Close to Everything, Farmers Market, Historic Homes

MEDIAN: $707,000

Get to Know Proctor

The Proctor Neighborhood of Tacoma is a picturesque community in North Tacoma. Proctor has tree-lined streets, cute shops, restaurants, and beautiful historic homes. Some homes in Proctor have views of the Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier.

Why Proctor is so Great

Proctor is a beautiful Place to live. Charming storefronts and streets lined with quaint older homes give historic Proctor a small-town feel. Its surrounding neighborhoods are lined with quaint, older homes and tree-lined streets. The nearby University of Puget Sound is a small liberal arts college that serves as a hub of events, shows and opportunities for community involvement.

Proctor is also very convenient. The neighborhood has so many restaurants within walking distance.  Metropolitan Market and Safeway are right in the center of Proctor. Commuting down North 30th towards I-5 in the morning while the sun is rising over Mt Rainier and Commencement Bay is possibly the most beautiful commute view in Tacoma, or anywhere!

Blue Mouse Theater in Proctor Neighborhood
Chalet Bowl Proctor Tacoma, WA

What to do in Proctor

Exploring historic neighborhood of Proctor is a great way to spend a day. Especially in the spring and summer months the bustling Proctor Farmers Market is up and filled with local produce, plants and other treats. So many residents enjoy gardening, and the Proctor area is home to a few community gardens. On a rainy day, catch a movie at Blue Mouse Theatre and play a few games at Chalet Bowl!

For dinner, enjoy a laid back italian meal at Pomodoro, or stop in for a coffee break at Olympia Coffee Roasting. The Puget Creek Natural area is one of only three salmon bearing streams in Tacoma. The trail is only a mile long so great for walking the dogs and daily exercise.


Some of Tacoma's finest historic homes are located in and around the Proctor District of Tacoma. Driving through the neighborhood the number of Victorian, craftsman, Tudor, and foursquare homes seem limitless.

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What the Neighbors are Saying

We surveyed residents living in the Proctor Neighborhood. And here's what they shared about this North Tacoma neighborhood:

Walkable neighborhood with excellent retail and charming homes


I love the vibe, the business district, the convenience of being close to downtown, the waterfront, and to my work and parks.


I've been here nearly 30 years and have seen Proctor grow into an upcoming, forward-thinking and welcoming neighborhood. Met Market is a huge bonus.


Beautiful, safe neighborhood with a lot of charm and nice small shops. Nice trail that connects it to Ruston way in the park, great for running.


I moved to Proctor when I got married. I've raised 3 children and 2 grand daughters. I love the area and will never move. We have a beautiful home that is just minutes away from Commencement Bay. We have a house full on the 4th for fireworks.


Lovely old homes on tree-lined streets, within walking distance of two farmers markets, within walking/bicycling distance of Tacoma's best pubs, locally owned shops, friendly people, beautiful university campus. I am so happy living in Proctor! There is nowhere else in Tacoma that I would rather be!


Many charming stores, home to "The Cookie" at Metropolitan Market, and many places to gather.

home on historic street in Proctor at sunset

Recent Posts on Proctor

Below you will find recent posts on the Proctor neighborhood. From events and restaurants to check out, to city-wide posts that affect this neighborhood, you'll find more neighborhood content here.

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