The city of Tacoma has the perfect blend of nature, the city hustle and great public amenities that make it a serious contender for one of the best places to settle and raise a family. It has been named one of the most livable and walkable cities in the US, both of which signal to it being the ideal family city.
But which neighborhoods specifically are best? Let’s take a look at a few.
One of the more popular neighborhoods for families with kids, North End presents residents with that cosy lake-town vibe while still being close enough to all the necessary amenities. Being just a few minutes’ drive from downtown, you can rest assured that you’re not too far from the city’s hustle and bustle.
While some homes offer the privilege of beautiful views of the waterfront, other are located in leafy tree-lined streets. The waterfront’s views can also be enjoyed on family picnics at any of the range of public parks in the area. In terms of schooling, your kids will get amongst the best the city has to offer.
Old Town is surrounded by the stadium, waterfront and downtown districts, but it has that unique small-town charm. The area is rich in history and is host to the Tacoma Old Town Rhythm and Blues Festival, a firm family favorite.
Families will also love its ease of walking and biking all across the neighborhood. Homes do go for well above the average Tacoma rates, but you’re paying a premium price for a premium product.
New Tacoma is a the area around the city’s port. It includes many housing options, from traditional free-standing homes to luxury apartments. There is something for each living preference here.
Given its proximity to the port, the area is in the heart of Tacoma’s international trade, but this doesn’t take away from its homey feel. It is also just close enough to Downtown to make you feel like you’re still part of the city.