A Little About Tacoma
With a motto of “when rails meet sails,” Tacoma is a city that connects its railroad with the bay and is now home to over 202,000 people. It is the third largest city in the state and is located just 32 miles southwest of Seattle and 31 miles northeast of Olympia. The mid-sized urban port city is made up of 62.34 square miles and is part of Pierce County in the Puget Sound Area.
As a city that was named one of the most livable areas in the country, Tacoma has over 20 Zip codes in which its residents are spread amongst. It is home to a several international companies such as the staffing company, True Blue Inc., labor company Simpson, and food companies Roman Meal and Brown and Haley.This city also contains many centers,museums, has a thriving Theatre District and also has a few military installations nearby. In 1990, the University of Washington established a branch campus here.
For thousands of year, Tacoma was inhabited by American Indians, mainly the Puyallup tribe, who lived in small settlement areas. In the mid 1850s, a sawmill was constructed and other settlers began to occupy the area. However, they weren’t around for long as the Indian War of 1855-1856 caused the area to become abandoned. Some 17 years later in 1873, Tacoma was given the name, “City of Destiny” as the Old and New Tacoma became merged together.
The city was also chosen to be the western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad in the late 19th century.
There are numerous options to choose from when it comes to comparing real estate for sale in Tacoma. From condos to houses and even building complexes, there is easily something suitable for anyone. There are even undeveloped lots for sale in Tacoma for those looking to build something new and unique to their likings.
The houses for sale in Tacoma generally offer wonderful mountain and/or bay views with possible private beach areas in certain locations. With the option to own something big or small, there is also the opportunity for vintage or more modern-style homes as well.
Newest Tacoma Real Estate Listings
Truly one of the finest custom built homes with stunning architectural features superseding all expectations. Outstanding 270 degree view of Commencement Bay, Puget Sound...
- Beds 5
- Baths 6.0
- MLS 649542
Located in the North End of Tacoma. 1917 Vintage 3 1/2 story hm 7465 (+/-)sqft.1968 sqft guest house & 6 car garage.Formal living rm w/Italian marble tile surround, gas f...
- Beds 7
- Baths 5.0
- MLS 449076
Very clean and well maintained. 32 units, curbs, paint, carports and grounds are all upgraded and a new laundry room has been added for extra income! Units are clean and ...
- Beds –
- Baths –
- MLS 607475
Charming historical home with stunning panoramic views of the Bay, Mt Rainier and Olympics Mountains. 7 bdrms, 5 1/2 ba, 7 fireplaces. The large entry hall features an ...
- Beds 7
- Baths 7.0
- MLS 453214
Custom built home w/panoramic views of the Sound & Mt. Rainier. 6,896 +/- sq.ft., 4 bdrms, 4.5 ba, elevator service to all floors. Frml dining rm w/ crown molding & built...
- Beds 6
- Baths 8.0
- MLS 626290
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