North Tacoma is located North of 6th Avenue and goes until you hit the Puget Sound. Neighborhoods typically considered North Tacoma neighborhoods include:

Stadium District

Stadium is a perfect mix of everything that makes Tacoma wonderful. From the iconic Stadium High School to the beautiful old historic homes that surround it- Stadium has it all. Parks, great local restaurants and coffee shops, some of the most beautiful homes and tree-lined streets in the city, and a bustling business district.

North Slope Historic District

North Slope Historic District is home to some of Tacoma’s most beautiful and historic homes. Nearly 80 percent of the homes were built prior to 1930. When the city made zoning changes in the 1950’s that allowed for some of the older homes to be torn down and replaced with apartment complex the residents worked together to create one of the largest historic districts in the country.

Old Town

Old Town was the original Tacoma. Founded by Job Carr in 1865, Old Town’s historic streets and beautiful views of Commencement Bay, Browns Point, and Vashon Island are what make it one of Tacoma’s special neighborhoods. Old Town residents enjoy the local neighborhood restaurants and easy access to Ruston Way’s incredible waterfront.

Proctor

Proctor is a beautiful Place to live. Charming storefronts and streets lined with quaint older homes give historic Proctor a small-town feel. Its surrounding neighborhoods are lined with quaint, older homes and tree-lined streets. The nearby University of Puget Sound is a small liberal arts college that serves as a hub of events, shows and opportunities for community involvement. Proctor is also very convenient. It’s convenient to have so many restaurants within walking distance as well as Metropolitan Market and Safeway right in the center of Proctor. Commuting down North 30th towards I-5 in the morning while the sun is rising over Mt Rainier and Commencement Bay is possibly the most beautiful commute view in Tacoma, or anywhere!

UPS Neighborhood

Located between 6th Avenue and the Proctor District, the neighborhood around the beautiful campus of Puget Sound University (formerly known as University of Puget Sound, or UPS). The neighborhood is teeming with craftsman homes and lovely streets. It’s proximity to multiple business districts make it very popular, and homes here tend to sell quickly.

Three Bridges Neighborhood

This neighborhood is a small number of homes located near a tiny business district (and some bridges)bon North 21st street. Deep ravines, cobblestoned streets, beautiful old homes, and an incredible location right in the heart of North Tacoma, Three Bridges is a very special neighborhood.

Neighborhoods that are located North of 6th Avenue to the West of the traditionally “North Tacoma” neighborhoods include:

  • Parts of Tacoma’s West End
  • Parts of Tacoma’s West Slope
  • Ruston (a small city located North of North Tacoma between Proctor and Point Defiance Park)
  • Point Defiance Area

Is Northeast Tacoma considered North Tacoma?

No, Browns Point/ Northeast Tacoma is separated from North Tacoma by Commencement Bay and The Port of Tacoma. While high school students from Northeast Tacoma attend Stadium High School (which is solidly in North Tacoma) Northeast is it’s own thing!

Learn more by clicking on our neighborhood guides to North Tacoma.