Explore Tacoma, Washington with Krueger Team Seattle
The sharp rise of home values in Seattle is turning home buyers’ attention to it’s neighboring city Tacoma. Tacoma is a port city on the shores of Puget Sound and is typically less than an hour car ride south of Seattle. For commuters Tacoma is just a short light rail ride or a direct express bus ride away from Seattle. More and more people are calling Tacoma home, which is a big reason why Tacoma is now considered one of the hottest housing markets in the entire USA. For those looking for a city vibe with plenty of things to do and see, Tacoma can be an exciting place to live, as well as, a savvy real estate purchase.
Tacoma is the second largest city in Washington and supports a large industrial, retail, cultural and residential infrastructure. The area offers sweeping natural views, scenic roadways and a unique urban flare that makes this city stand out as one of the most lively in the region.
Tacoma is widely known as one of the most livable and walkable communities in the United States with plenty of transit options within the city. Public transportation includes commuter rail, light rail, an extensive bus system and ferries. Sea-Tac International airport is conveniently just 22 miles north and Washington State’s Capital, Olympia, is just 30 miles south.
Tacoma has a rich history on a growing cultural and recreational trajectory that began full steam in the 1990’s. The historical downtown area is easy to get around and is filled with local retailers, eateries, theaters, arts and music venues. Some of the city’s major nationally recognized cultural attractions include the State History Museum, The Museum of Glass, The Tacoma Art Museum and America’s Car Museum. This active community is also surrounded by an abundance of outdoor recreation including one of the nations largest urban parks, Point Defiance Park where there is access to Owen Beach, Fort Nisqually and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
Tacoma Public Schools, from preschool to high school, offer many options, including summer long learning programs, diverse classrooms and dedicated teachers. There are multiple colleges and higher learning institutions that are very well regarded including the University of Puget Sound, Evergreen Stage College and Pacific Lutheran University in nearby Parkland.
Established neighborhoods and up and coming neighborhoods fill this picturesque region. Because there is something for everybody here, Tacoma appeals to a wide variety of people, including students, artists, growing families, adventurers and retirees. Neighborhoods like 6th Ave, Proctor, Downtown, Stadium District and Old Town are just a few of the great neighborhoods worth exploring if you’re interested in exploring where to live next!
The Krueger Team is very familiar with Tacoma and the surrounding areas and we are here to help you find your perfect home in this is vibrant and growing city. Please look over these Tacoma listings below, and call us at (206) 423-0063 or contact us online when you have any questions.
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