The Java Jive in South Tacoma WA

South Tacoma

Historic, Shopping, Parks

MEDIAN: $404,000

Get to Know South Tacoma

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 South Tacoma is so Great

South Tacoma is one of Tacoma’s most affordable neighborhoods, and it’s also very convenient. It’s proximity to businesses on South Tacoma Way, the Tacoma Mall, to University Place, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and to Interstate-5 make it great for commuting and running errands.

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a photo of the mule, a bar on south tacoma way on a sunny day

What to do in South Tacoma

South Tacoma has tons of shopping. From South Tacoma Way’s historic business strip to 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 80s, 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 here's what they're saying about South Tacoma:

Lincoln is full of energy. Not in a touristy sense, but liek a strong community of working people living their lives. You have the international district on one end, and more commercial spots on the opposite end. I enjoy shopping at East Asia Market and grabbing sushi at Gari of Sushi.


The Lincoln District is convenient, walkable, and vibrant! I love that I can run a bunch of errands on foot, enjoy the restaurants and shops of 38th Street, and that downtown is just a five minute drive away (or a longish walk if I'm feeling ambitious).


The Lincoln District is eclectic, neighborly, with older homes. I love how my neighbors all watch out for each other.

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