Water Views, Historic Homes, Parks

MEDIAN: $576,000

Get to Know this Neighborhood

While not technically located in the City of Tacoma, Ruston is a small city surrounded by Tacoma. Ruston is nestled up against Point Defiance Park and Commencement Bay. Many homes in Ruston have incredible views of the Puget Sound.

Why this Neighborhood is so Great

Folks living in Ruston have access to the best that Pacific Northwest living has to offer. From hikes in the old growth forests of Point Defiance Park, to trips to Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, to beachside barbecues on Owen Beach.

What to do in this Neighborhood

Ruston is located next to Point Defiance Park, Owen Beach, and the Ferry to Vashon Island. Ruston has a number of bars and restaurants, and the newer Point Ruston development on the waterfront offers abundant dining and entertainment options. Ruston residents have a direct commute via Ruston Way to I-5.


There is a mix of craftsman, victorian, and northwest contemporary homes. Ruston is one of Tacoma's oldest neighborhoods and has a variety of architectural styles, but mostly older homes. Recently condos such as The Commencement have been completed giving folks in Ruston more housing options.

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What the Neighbors are Saying

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