Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsB
- Crime & SafetyC
- Good for FamiliesB
- Cost of LivingC
- Health & FitnessA-
- Outdoor ActivitiesA+
Tacoma is a city in Washington with a population of 210,103. Tacoma is in Pierce County. Living in Tacoma offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Tacoma there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Tacoma and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Tacoma are above average.
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I have lived in Central Tacoma since 2017 and we love it! Central Tacoma is, well, central to all there is to do and go in this city and the wider region. Super easy to get around on a bike, stroll past historic and colorful craftsman houses, 10 minute walk (for me) to 6th Ave, short bike ride to Proctor. Tacoma rocks excellent and affordable restaurants, museums, music and comedy venues, and incredible parks! Transportation is improving year by year with major upgrades to public transportation, rail access to Seattle, etc.
Tacoma is a lively city, with an incredible history and beautiful buildings. The downtown is a particular favorite place of mine, partially because it is where I go to school. The old-mixed-with-the-new culture in Downtown is refreshing and fun, and the art scattered around the city is always breathtaking. Other parts of Tacoma are also lovely, with delicious restaurants with a wide variety of cuisines, homey residential areas and gorgeous parks. All around, Tacoma is amazing!
Tacoma is one of the most diverse cities in our state and I love it! We are blessed to have clean water, clean air, and moderate temperature. Like most places there are good areas and bad areas. The public school district needs work but Tacoma is unique in the fact that it funds a public Art School (Tacoma School of the Arts), public math and science Institute (SAMI), and an engineering/design/architecture school (IDEA) for high school students. This city is changing rapidly as the housing market is exploding. But it is also progressive when it comes to clean energy and renewable resources. Tacoma is beautiful, and will forever be my home.