Wapato

Parks, Lake, Convenient

MEDIAN: $394,088

Get to Know this Neighborhood

Wapato is a mostly residential neighborhood located in Tacoma’s South End. The namesake is Wapato Lake and Park located on the Southwest corner of the neighborhood. The lake was formed approximately 15,000 years ago during the retreat of the Fraser Ice Sheet. The Native American name for the lake was “Wappato” for a wild plant that grew around the lake.

Why this Neighborhood is so Great

Today the park is a regional destination with trails, beach, picnic areas, fishing, gardens and dog park. The Wapato neighborhood is mostly residential with a few business centers. The main business center is Tacoma Place, and the community center around 64th & Yakima Ave.

What to do in this Neighborhood

Definitely take a walk at Wapato Lake & Park, check out the Wapato Dog Park and Wapato Pergola. Notable Businesses in the neighborhood are the Winco, LA Fitness, Starbucks, Famous Daves BBQ, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and Taqueria El Grande.

Architecture

Surrounding the lake and in the western sections of the neighborhood you will find more modern-mid century homes. Some have views of the lake. On the eastern sections of of the neighborhood you will get a mix of craftsmen and minimal traditional homes (some being catalog order homes).

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