Why the North Slope Historic District is Great:
North Slope Historic District is home to some of Tacoma’s most beautiful and historic homes. There have been several periods where there were large amounts of building in the district: 1888 to 1893, 1902 to 1915, and 1919 to 1929. Nearly 80 percent of the homes here were built prior to 1930. When the city made zoning changes in the 1950s that allowed for some of the older homes to be torn down and replaced with apartment complexes, the residents worked together to create one of the largest historic districts in the country. You can learn more about the North Slope Historic District here!
One of the greatest things about living in this area is the strong sense of community the neighborhoods offer. Getting involved is easy—there’s a vibrant Facebook group where everyone enjoys participating. You’ll find people working together to arrange everything from garage sales, finding lost pets, and just generally looking out for each other.
What to do in the North Slope:
This is one of the best neighborhoods in Tacoma for long walks with the dog to admire the historic homes or for going for a run. There are several great parks for taking the kids and for meeting up with neighbors. It has a nice “small town” atmosphere to it. This kind of community spirit is common in the North Slope and events tend to be of the locally originated variety.
Real Estate Market Data for the North Slope:
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North Slope Historic District’s Architecture:
Victorian, Craftsman, Queen Anne, Condos
What’s going on in Tacoma’s North Slope:
North Slope Historic District hosts several community events including a 4th of July parade for kids and a community garage sale. Some of the best views of Tacoma’s Freedom Fair fireworks can be had from the lawns and sidewalks of the North Slope.
Good Eats in Tacoma’s North Slope Historic District:
North Slope is adjacent to several of Tacoma’s most thriving neighborhoods. This includes Stadium District, Downtown, and 6th Ave, and these are the places where most of the North Slope residents head for local food. Largely residential, North Slope does boast a few local businesses including the famous Parkway (claimed by both Stadium and North Slope) and Frisko Freeze, a popular (and very Tacomaesque) burgers and shakes drive-in.