University of Puget Sound NeighborhoodMEDIAN: $680,000
Years ago, Puget Sound University changed their name from University of Puget Sound. Tacomans typically call the neighborhood that surrounds the private liberal arts college “UPS.” The UPS Neighborhood is known for tree-lined streets, craftsman homes, and lovely parks.
UPS is located between the Proctor District and Tacoma’s 6th Ave. Folks living in UPS can easily get to some of the best local businesses, restaurants, and grocery shopping in town on bike, foot, or car.
The UPS neighborhood is a wonderful neighborhood to walk or bike and explore the lovely homes and streets. Restaurants in 6th Ave and Proctor are very convenient. Residents also enjoy the benefit of easily attending performances and public lectures on the UPS campus.
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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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