The suburbs of Tacoma, WA are hot right now. Demand for homes in the city of Tacoma is so high that folks who hadn’t considered buying in suburban cities and neighborhoods across Pierce County are suddenly much more interested. The 2021 Tacoma real estate market is in an inventory shortage– making home prices spike and causing a buyer frenzy.
If you’re planning to buy a house in Pierce County in 2021 and you’re interested in a newer house- you’re probably moving to the suburbs or one of the smaller cities around Pierce County. If you’re not so picky about new but are just wanting a larger yard or a bigger house- you’re probably also scoping out the ‘burbs.
In this video, Tacoma real estate agent and MovetoTacoma.com creator Marguerite sits down with her friend and colleague Kylee- a suburban homes specialist. They talk about where the suburbs are, how much it costs to buy a house in the burbs, and how competitive it is for buyers compared the the city.
Why are people moving to the suburbs of Tacoma, WA?
- Affordability – For a list of the most affordable areas of Pierce County click here.
- Bigger houses
- Bigger lots (more land!) – For the best neighborhoods to buy a house on land in Pierce County click here.
- Newer Homes in Planned Communities (70’s to new construction)
- Commute – Best neighborhoods for commuting to Seattle and commuting to JBLM.
What are the suburbs of Tacoma?
Some examples of communities that function as Tacoma’s suburbs are Milton, Edgewood, South Hill, Frederickson, Bonney Lake, Gig Harbor, Spanaway. Click here for a complete list of cities and neighborhoods in Pierce County.
Will I still face multiple offers on houses in the burbs?
YES. Homes in the suburbs are competitive- maybe not as many offers but there will still likely be motivational offers and homes are often selling for far over the list price. Don’t give up, it might take a few offers to find the right house.
For more information about pricing and neighborhoods in Tacoma check out the following resources:
- Clickable neighborhood map of Tacoma
- Tacoma Median Home Prices by Neighborhood
- Tacoma real estate market update 2021
Marguerite Martin is a different kind of Tacoma real estate agent. Check out the Tacoma Neighborhood Guide to find 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. Click here to contact Marguerite.