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Three Bridges

Charming, Central, Historic

MEDIAN: $788,000
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Get to Know Three Bridges

Three Bridges is a tiny neighborhood in North Tacoma. It’s located at the nexus of Proctor, Old Town, Stadium, UPS Neighborhood, and North Slope. Generally the area around North 21st between North 12th Street and North Alder. It’s named for the bridges that span the deep ravines teeming with deer that run through the neighborhood.

Why Three Bridges is so Great

Three Bridges is very small, but so cute. Living here is all about tree-lined streets and sidewalks, thriving locally owned businesses steps down the street, and taking advantage of the proximity of the North End Neighborhoods.

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What to do in Three Bridges

For such a small neighborhood, Three Bridges has so much to do. You can get your groceries at Dave’s Meat & Produce, practice yoga regularly at Source Yoga, and window shop at Evolve Home. Magoo’s is a local institution and a great place to meet friends for a beer.


Most of the homes in Three Bridges are historic homes. Craftsman, Victorians, Foursquares, and cottages. There are a few small modern condo buildings.

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What the Neighbors are Saying

It's one thing to form an opinion based on your first impressions of a neighborhood, but it's another to hear from the people who call it home.

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 Three Bridges

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

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