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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    NG
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    NG
Population

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$174,779
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$991
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    62%
  • Own
    38%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$44,877
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
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South Tacoma Reviews

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Lived in this neighborhood for almost 7 years. Neighbors are great! A lot of young families moving in and retirees as well. Quiet, yet close to everything! Highly recomend!
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My experience in Tacoma WA has been an active and delightful one. Tacoma offers many opportunities for professional jobs, organic fresh produce and many activities for single people and families. To the south, you have Mt St Helen’s to the north, you have the Puget Sound and Canada, to the east, you have the Pacific Ocean, and to the west, you have the Cascade Mountains. Although this sounds vague, there are tons of national parks, seafood restaurants/markets, tourist attractions, the city of Seattle, Colleges Professional employment and events and activities for both adults and children to enjoy. Because it is an awesome state to reside in, the only ploy I can think of is the traffic. It usually take about 30 min to get anywhere despite how close you are to the place you are trying. Other than that, WA Tacoma is the place to be.
I've lived here for most of my life. Over these years I've had a lot of experience being not only in this area, but in the surrounding areas. South Tacoma is probably one of the better ones, I think. We have little crime, and we have great housing locations. You aren't ever very far from a local school or grocery store. And yet, the area is just big enough that it doesn't feel like a small town at all. It's a perfect little space.