University Place

Peaceful, Parks, Community

MEDIAN: $685,000

Get to Know University Place

University Place is a combination of sweet suburban homes and gorgeous west-facing Puget Sound masterpieces. Some of the area’s finest homes are located on the west side of UP. UP is known for great schools and for boasting the Tacoma area’s only Whole Foods. They also host the areas only Trader Joe’s. If you’re into specialty grocers- you might just love University Place!

Why University Place is so Great

UP has some incredible waterfront and mountain view homes.  University Place has beautiful parks, schools, and a variety of architectural styles of homes available. The walking trails at Chambers Bay offer some of the most stunning views of the Puget Sound in the region. It’s a popular place to visit to hang out with friends and explore the paths.

A photo of the golf course Chambers Bay in University Place in Pierce County, WA. Overlooking the Puget Sound.

What to do in University Place

University Place has one of the top golf courses in the country and hosted the 2015 US Open. Chambers Bay in University Place is a beautiful place to take in views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. You can golf, take a walk, or dine at the restaurant. In addition to Chambers Bay, University Place has beautiful parks, great grocery stores, and a beautiful library.


While there are historic homes in UP, the neighborhoods in UP host mainly homes built from 1950 to the present.You can get a historic home, a midcentury home, and 80's suburban. From spec homes in housing developments to custom view homes facing the Puget Sound's incredible sunsets, UP has incredible homes!

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What the Neighbors are Saying

We've surveyed University Place residents for their thoughts on UP, and here's what's on their minds!

Three words about University Place? Very suburban feel. I love the trails at Chambers Bay. There is no university here LOL!


The neighborhood is quiet and full of friendly people. Plenty of sidewalks and parks make jogging and walking the dog a breeze.


I love the school district, walks at Chambers Bay and the small town community feeling!


It is a great place with great schools, parks and community happenings.


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