Tacoma

Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County. The city is on Washington's Puget Sound, 32 miles (51 km) southwest of Seattle, 31 miles (50 km) northeast of the state capital, Olympia, and 58 miles (93 km) northwest of Mount Rainier National Park. Tacoma is the second-largest city in the Puget Sound area and the third largest in the state. Tacoma also serves as the center of business activity for the South Sound region. Tacoma adopted its name after the nearby Mount Rainier, originally called Takhoma or Tahoma. It is locally known as the "City of Destiny" because the area was chosen to be the western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad in the late 19th century. The decision of the railroad was influenced by Tacoma's neighboring deep-water harbor, Commencement Bay. By connecting the bay with the railroad, Tacoma's motto became "When rails meet sails". Commencement Bay serves the Port of Tacoma, a center of international trade on the Pacific Coast and Washington State's largest port.

Geography

 

REAL TIME HOUSING DATA

Tacoma Average Home Sales Price:​

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Each data point is 12 months of activity. Data is from March 4, 2020.

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Tacoma Average Home Days On Market:​

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Each data point is 12 months of activity. Data is from March 4, 2020.

All data from Northwest Multiple Listing Service®. InfoSparks © 2020 ShowingTime.

Tacoma Average Price Per Sq Ft:

James Marszalek | Operation Red Dot | (253) 300 - 6300 | James@OperationRedDot.com

Each data point is 12 months of activity. Data is from March 4, 2020.

All data from Northwest Multiple Listing Service®. InfoSparks © 2020 ShowingTime.

There is an abundance of things to do in the area, each place being unique. Whether you are new to the area or just looking for something new to do, we have compiled a list of resources, to give you a taste for the area. Click on the Blue Links below to learn more!

Government

City of Tacoma 
Pierce County 
Police 
Tacoma Fire Department 
Tacoma Pierce County Chamber 
Economic Development Board Pierce County
Population: Census Link

Schools

Tacoma Public School District has 36 elementary, 11 middle schools, 10 high schools. 
Annie Wright Schools
Charles Wright Academy
Holy Rosary School
Puget Sound Christian School
Tacoma Baptist Schools
Tacoma School of the Arts

Colleges​

Altierus Career College
Bates 
Clover Park Technical College
​Pacific Lutheran University 
Pierce College​
Tacoma Community College 
​University of Puget Sound
UW Tacoma

Recreation/Entertainment

21 Cellars
Allenmore Golf Course
America’s Car Museum (Le May) 
Art on the Ave  
The Blue Mouse Theater
​Bowlero Lanes
​Broadway Center
​Children's Museum of Tacoma
​Cultura Events Center
Dash Point State Park
Emerald Queen Casinos
Fishing South Puget Sound
The Grand Cinema
Hiking 
​Jazzbones
Keys on Main
Museum of Glass 
Narrows Plaza Bowl
​The New Frontier
North Shore Golf Course
Odd Otter Brewing Company
​Pantages Theater
Point Defiance Park 
Point Defiance Zoo 
​Real Art Tacoma
Rock and Rally for the Troops
Ruston Parkway
Snake Lake Loop Trail
State Parks
Scuba Diving
Tacoma and Pierce County Events
Tacoma Art Museum 
Tacoma City Ballet
​Tacoma Country and Golf Club
Tacoma Dome
Tacoma Farmers Markets
​Tacoma Firs Golf Center
Tacoma Little Theater
​The Tacoma Nature Center
Tacoma Mall
Tacoma Metro Parks
Tacoma Musical Playhouse
Tacoma Public Library
The News Tribune
Tide Chart 
Titlow Park ​
Vino Aquino Winery
​Washington State History Museum
​Wildside Wine
Wright Park

Sports

Tacoma Rainiers 
Tacoma Stars
Tacoma Knights

Employers In the Area

CHI Franciscan 
Costco 
Davita
JBLM 
Milgard
MultiCare 
Pierce County 
Pierce Transit
Port of Tacoma 
State of Washington 
Tacoma Mall 
Tacoma Public Utilities

US Oil & Refining