homes on acreage surrounded by trees in the waller road area neighborhood of Tacoma, WA

Waller Road Area

Wide open spaces

MEDIAN: $645,000

Get to Know Waller Road Area

The Waller Road Area is located in the Rural Separator between Tacoma and Puyallup. As you drive around you will see views of horses, large and small homes, barns, and open fields. People love the feeling of a neighborhood with wide open spaces that’s still so close to Downtown Tacoma and Downtown Puyallup. JBLM is only a 20 minute drive away from the center of the Waller Road neighborhood.

Why Waller Road Area is so Great

The neighborhood is a mix of homes on property and on smaller pieces of land, but by and large homes out in Waller have a lot more elbow room. Some folks have horses, goats, and there are even small farms.

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homes in the waller road area photographed from above pierce county

What to do in Waller Road Area

You’ll see a lot of wide open spaces driving through this neighborhood! You can visit farms, nurseries, and enjoy the local parks.


There are a huge variety of architectural styles in this neighborhood. Many people have built custom homes over the years. Homes vary from farm houses that are over 100 years old to brand new construction.

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What the Neighbors are Saying

You can learn more about what the neighbors in the Waller Road Area are saying at the Summit Waller Community Association page.

Our neighborhood is like living with a lot of family members. When we ask for volunteers more than 100 show up. When there is a need, within an hour most times the problem is solved. We love art, festivals and food. Our first street fair in many years brought in over 20,000 people. We partnered with all the businesses and the church on McKinley Ave. We had a carnival that was free for all gave away 1500 backpacks, free haircuts, physicals and health checks to all.


I like the old homes and lower rents and proximity to transportation: bus, rail, freeway. But I don't like the crime and bad landlords. Perhaps if the County moves offices to the old PS Hospital, it will bring a revitalization to the area and more commerce and retail.


There's a very active neighborhood group. People are friendly. The new County Building was just given the 'go ahead' by the County Council. Huge new improvement to the neighborhood in a couple of years!


Homes are incredibly affordable, and the neighborhood is the most diverse in the city, and definitely has a family feel. I serve on the Eastside Community Council, and can attest to the passionate zeal Eastsiders have for their community. A summertime street fair on McKinley Ave brings the best of the community together. It doesn't hurt having the best bar in town on the east side either--Top of Tacoma.

Kelly McDonald
homes on acreage surrounded by trees in the waller road area neighborhood of Tacoma, WA

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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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