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Tacoma Guide

What's it like to live in Tacoma?

Tacoma offers a relaxed atmosphere and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time outdoors. This city is reasonably quiet overall, as noise from the streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue - although there are still several louder areas, especially close to Interstate 705, Interstate 5 or one of the railway lines. Lastly, it is easy to reach public green spaces in the city since there are over 100 of them nearby for residents to relax in.

What kinds of homes are available in Tacoma?

In Tacoma, the majority of buildings are single detached homes, but large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. The median year of construction for dwellings in this city is 1971. This city also has a good variety of housing size options; houses range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The split between homeowners and renters is about even.

What are the schools, restaurants and shopping like in Tacoma?

In Tacoma, locals will commonly be able to access both primary and secondary schools on foot. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. In terms of food, the nearest grocery store in this city is typically only a reasonably short walk away. Saint Helens Avenue is among the best streets for groceries. There are also a limited number of options for those who care about nearby restaurants and cafes.

What are the best ways to get around in Tacoma?

Driving is very often the best way to navigate Tacoma. Nearby highways, such as Interstate 705, are reasonably easy to reach from anywhere in this city, and it is very convenient to come across a parking spot. In contrast, the public transit system in this city is not very accessible. Thankfully, there is the Tacoma Dome Station and South Tacoma Station with access to the Sounder Lakewood - Seattle Line. There are approximately 30 bus lines traversing the city, and it is straightforward to find a nearby bus stop from most houses. Walking in Tacoma is not very popular, despite the fact that many daily errands can be run on foot.