South Tacoma

Convenient, The Mall, Parks

MEDIAN: $276,000

Get to Know this Neighborhood

South Tacoma is the area West of I-5, South of Highway 16, East of University Place, and North of Lakewood. Home to South Tacoma Way, the Tacoma Mall, and neighborhoods of homes from the historic to the brand new.

Why this Neighborhood is so Great

South Tacoma is one of Tacoma's most affordable neighborhoods, and it's also very convenient. It's proximity to the Tacoma Mall, to University Place, and to I-5 make it great for commuting and running errands.

What to do in this Neighborhood

South Tacoma has tons of shopping. From The Tacoma Mall to Costco and everything in between. South Tacoma is also convenient to Whole Foods and Trader Joe's in University Place. South Tacoma has a huge variety of restaurants including Monteczuma's, Marcia's Silver Spoon, Peanut Sauce Thai, and more. Tacoma kids have been going to Chuck e Cheese on 48th street since the 80's, and nowadays Tacoma kids have a brand new community center at The Star Center. South Tacoma way has cool new bars like The Mule and old favorites like The Airport.


South Tacoma has a wide variety of homes. Historically there were a lot of craftsman and victorian homes, but over the years pretty much every era of home has been built in South Tacoma. It's one of the few neighborhoods in Tacoma where you can occasionally find new construction homes and townhomes.

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What the Neighbors are Saying

We surveyed neighbors in South Tacoma and will be putting their comments here.

Quiet residential neighborhood minutes from anything I want to do. Very family friendly. Strong sense of community.


It's an up and coming affordable neighborhood. The houses are beautiful and with its central location you are never far from the wonderful things Tacoma has to offer.


Quiet streets when not on a major thoroughfare. Owners take pride in their yards and home exterior. Great variety of home styles. Great food and drink options along 6th ave.


The neighbors keep to themselves and aren't fussy about if my lawn isn't perfect. The houses aren't crowded together, and I have easy access to a nice bike/walking trail and to the interstate.


Love how close to everything but how quiet it is!


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