Want to know what it’s like living in Tacoma’s Stadium District? When we set out to build the Tacoma Neighborhood Guide back in 2015 we went straight to the people who live in Tacoma’s neighborhoods, and their recommendations have built this site. We have created this site using surveys of people who live in neighborhoods all across Tacoma and Pierce County. In this article we will go over what people who actually live in Stadium think about living there. To learn more about Stadium check out our Tacoma Neighborhood Guide.

What’s it like living in the Stadium District of Tacoma, Washington?

Stadium District residents often tout the beauty of the neighborhood and its easy access to parks and downtown as two of  the biggest selling points. We interviewed Kirsten on the Move to Tacoma Podcast episode, “Making a living with your art in Tacoma” and she spoke about living in Stadium. After Kirsten and her family first PCSed to JBLM they chose Stadium as their first neighborhood in Tacoma. Here’s what Kirsten had to say about living in the Stadium neighborhood:

Tacoma’s Stadium District is located up the hill from Downtown Tacoma. You can get a better idea of where Stadium is located by clicking on our Tacoma Neighborhood Map.

Here’s what Kirsten loves about living in Stadium:

  • Walking past the beautiful historic homes on Yakima
  • Visiting Wright Park
  • Being so closed to Downtown Tacoma they could walk there to visit museums, the farmers market, and of course, doing a little shopping at the shops on Pac Ave. We’re noticing a trend as we make these videos, so often the thing people in Tacoma love about their neighborhood is how easy it is to visit other neighborhoods!

Here’s what Tacoma real estate agent and Move to Tacoma creator Marguerite Martin liked about living in the Stadium District:

MovetoTacoma.com Creator Marguerite Martin lived in Stadium twice! ” I lived in Stadium from 2002 to 2004 and again from 2012 to 2014,” she says. “Stadium can be expensive to live in, but it’s a more affordable place to rent.  The neighborhood is aa mix of mansions, historic brick apartment buildings, and a few regular homes and new apartments sprinkled in.”

Where is the Stadium District located in Tacoma?

Tacoma’s Stadium District is located just up the hill from Downtown Tacoma. If you’re a visual person, you can get a better idea of where Stadium is located by clicking on our Tacoma Neighborhood Map.

Map of Tacoma with the Stadium District Neighborhood highlighted. The text shows the current median home price of stadium..

The neighborhoods that are closest to Tacoma are St Helens (also known as the Theater District), 6th Ave, North Slope Historic District, 3 Bridges neighborhood, and Tacoma’s Old Town neighborhood.

How much does it cost to buy a house in Stadium?

Stadium is regularly ranked as one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Tacoma. It’s also one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Pierce County. As of 2024 them median home price in Stadium is right around 1.1 million. You. can search for homes for sale in Stadium here.

How long does it take to commute to Downtown Seattle from Stadium?

People get from Stadium to Downtown Seattle in a few different ways. Obviously you can drive, which takes 45 minutes. During peak commute times the drive can take an hour or more.

If you’re looking to take public transportation you have multiple choices leaving from downtown Tacoma depending on your schedule. From Stadium you can get to Downtown Tacoma Dome Station on foot in about 15 minutes, 5 minutes by bike,  and 15 minutes on the Tacoma Link Light Rail. Here are the methods to get to Seattle once you reach the station:


Pierce Transit runs all of the buses in most of Pierce County. To see a system map click here. There are ST Express buses that take people from Tacoma to Seattle, Bellevue, and Everett operated by Sound Transit.


Sounder Trains run from Lakewood to Everett stopping in South Tacoma, Tacoma Dome, Puyallup, Sumner, Auburn, Kent, Tukwila, Seattle, Edmonds, Mukilteo, and finally Everett.

Amtrak Cascades Trains take passengers from Tacoma Dome Station all the way to Vancouver Canada (to the north) and through Portland Oregon and on to California (to the South).

Want to learn more about neighborhoods in Tacoma?

MovetoTacoma.com was created by Marguerite Martin, a real estate agent in Tacoma since 2005. Click here to contact Marguerite for a zoom call and get answers to your questions! Marguerite has helped hundreds of people move to Tacoma over the years.

Learn about what people who live in Tacoma’s neighborhoods think about their communities. Marguerite at MovetoTacoma.com has interviewed hundreds of people over the past 10 years about life in Tacoma. These are excerpts from those interviews:


Wondering how Marguerite and Move to Tacoma can help you as you explore neighborhoods?

Step 1: Explore the Clickable Neighborhood Map of Tacoma

Our clickable neighborhood map of Tacoma’s neighborhoods is our pride and joy. Click through to find images and videos of each neighborhood. The Neighborhood guides on the map also include median home price information, blog posts about the neighborhoods, podcast episodes about the neighborhoods, and candid quotes from local neighbors.

Step 2: Listen to the Move to Tacoma Podcast

The best way to learn about Tacoma is to hear from the people who live here. On the Move to Tacoma Podcast Marguerite interviews Tacomans who’ve been here generations and Tacomans who just got here. From business and technology leaders to politicians and activists and everyone in between. The Move to Tacoma Podcast will give you insight into why people move here and how they find meaning and happiness in Tacoma.

Step 3: Read the Blog Posts on MovetoTacoma.com

On the Move to Tacoma Blog we have been writing about things to do in Tacoma, where to eat in Tacoma, hot button community topics, neighborhoods and more since 2015. There are hundreds of posts to help you find what you love in the City of Destiny. From posts about where to eat and drink to interviews with locals- the blog is a great place to keep up one what’s happening in Tacoma and Pierce County.

Step 4: Get a Realtor Referral from a Local Realtor

Marguerite Martin is a different kind of Tacoma real estate agent. Reach out to find out answers to questions you have about neighborhoods in Tacoma and Pierce County. When the time is right to start looking, Marguerite can connect you with a local real estate agent who specializes in the neighborhoods you love most. You can see reviews from past clients who’ve worked with Marguerite on Yelp and on Google.

Picture of Tacoma Realtor Marguerite Martin with text that reads "Ready to move to tacoma?" Contact Marguerite Marguerite has been a real estate agent in Tacoma for more than 18 years. She can introduce you to the best agents in town, at no cost to you!