North Tacoma is the area that encompasses some of Tacoma’s most popular neighborhoods. The Old Town, RustonStadium DistrictNorth Slope Historic District, Proctor District, and University of Puget Sound neighborhoods are all part of the Tacoma’s North End.

Why North Tacoma is Great:

North Tacoma has that small-town feel without being too small—the charming community is made up of several smaller neighborhoods, each with their own unique restaurants, shops and local conveniences. Getting around is easy—the area is walkable (think tree-lined streets with pedestrian-friendly sidewalks) while also offering plenty of street parking.

What to do in North Tacoma:

Nature and small-town convenience rest side by side in North Tacoma. Point Defiance Park (home to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium) is a 702-acre park that’s nestled on the northernmost tip of North Tacoma and blends into the waterfront. A scenic stretch of paved walking trails, the Ruston Waterfront, is home to fabulous restaurants and beautiful parks that look out onto Commencement Bay towards Vashon Island and Brown’s Point.

North Tacoma Real Estate Market Data:

2016 Median Sales Price 2015 Median Sales Price 2014 Median Sales Price 2016 Average CDOM 2016 Sales Price % of Listed Price
$320,300 $290,000 $277,000 35 101.15

Where to Shop & Dine Out in North Tacoma:

Whether you’re looking for a classy dining spot or just need to run errands, North Tacoma’s neighborhoods offer the conveniences of larger cities while featuring a huge variety of smaller local businesses and restaurants. 6th Ave is a hub of activity, from one-of-a-kind coffee shops to bars with a bustling nightlife scene. The Proctor District offers a more small-town feel, with family dining, grocery stores and boutiques.

Explore North Tacoma Neighborhoods:

Proctor   Old Town     Ruston     Stadium District     North Slope Historic District     University of Puget Sound