Whether you’re moving to the Pacific Northwest or you already live here- a home with a water view is on the wish list. If a water view home is what you’re looking for, Tacoma and the surrounding neighborhoods have a lot of cool neighborhoods for you to choose from. Here are just a few!

Salt water and sunset views near Tacoma:

If what you’d like is to see the sun set over mountains, water, and islands here are some suggestions:

Tacoma’s West Slope Neighborhood


The first word that comes to mind when you think of Tacoma’s West Slope neighborhood is views. Views of Puget Sound. Views of the Olympic Mountains. Views of the Narrow’s Bridge. Most importantly, homes on Tacoma’s West Slope have some of the most spectacular sunset views you’ll find anywhere.

University Place Neighborhood


University Place is a combination of sweet suburban homes and gorgeous west facing Puget Sound masterpieces. Some of the areas finest homes in the area are located on the west side of UP.

Fox Island Neighborhood


Fox Island is quintessential northwest living. Many homes on the outer edges of the island have incredible views of Mt Rainier or the Olympics as well as the water. Located across a bridge and about a 20 minute drive from Gig Harbor and about 30-40 minutes from Downtown Tacoma.

Neighborhoods with Water views and City Living:

Old Town, Tacoma


Homes in Old Town have views of Commencement Bay, Browns Point, Vashon Island, and even Mt. Rainier. In addition to gazing out across the water, access to Tacoma’s public waterfront Ruston Way is also super convenient for Old Towners. Old Town residents can be in Downtown Tacoma or hitting I-5 in under five minutes.

Stadium District


Stadium has plenty of stately old homes with views of the water, but they also have a great selection of apartments and condos that look out across Commencement Bay. Not to mention Stadium High School, which has some of the best views of any public high school in the country.

Downtown Tacoma / Hillside


Homes in Downtown Tacoma and on Tacoma’s Hillside have some awesome views of Thea Foss waterway, Murray Morgan Bridge, and the Port of Tacoma and Puyallup River.

Lakefront view neighborhoods:


True to its name Lakewood has many homes, condos, and apartments on several lakes including Lake Louise, American Lake, Lake Steilacoom, and Gravelly Lake. It’s a great place to live in the Summer with boating, swimming, and lakefront parks!


Spanaway Lake is home to some of Pierce County’s most affordable lake front properties, within easy commuting distance to Tacoma, JBLM, and beyond.


If you’re looking for a water view or waterfront home near Tacoma, make sure to hire an agent who specializes in waterfront property. If you’d like an intro to an awesome local waterfront specialist, contact Marguerite today!