Northshore and Browns Point are situated on the eastern side of the entrance to Commencement Bay, which leads south from Puget Sound to the busy Port of Tacoma and has a little bit of fun history behind it. In 1887, two years before Washington became a state, a fixed white light lens lantern was placed on a white post on Point Brown. It was about twelve feet above sea level and 50 yards from the low water end of shore. In 1901 the first lighthouse and a house for the lighthouse keeper were built, which today is known as the Browns Point Lighthouse Park - a popular outdoor spot for locals and provides the community waterfront access, enticing beachcombers year round and sunbathers and picnickers during the summer. A large green space makes this a nice spot for a picnic as you watch the deep-sea ships entering Tacoma’s busy portal. It’s also the best spot to watch the fireworks along Commencement Bay on the 4th of July.
Dining out with a view or order takeout to enjoy your appetizers, entrees and drinks al fresco in your backyard, on the deck! Gino’s At The Point has a new menu with bruschetta, fish and chips, dungeness crab louis, wagyu burger, chocolate cake and cocktail kits to go!
Find outdoor fun here - Washington water fans, look no further! Bust out your kayak, sand bucket, swimsuit or fishing rod, and head straight for Dash Point State Park! There’s also a trail for biking and hiking, plus a campground if you’re just looking for a little staycation.
This home sits near the North Shore Public Golf Course featuring a fun, yet challenging, well manicured 18-hole public course. Players of every level can enjoy golf at North Shore. On the Greens Restaurant, perfect for a pre- or post-round meal, features a delightful menu of American fare.
Just 6 miles away near The Commons at Federal Way has more takeout options like Red Robin, Panera Bread, Buffalo Wild Wings, Kohuru Japanese, Chipotle, QDOBA Mexican Grill, Poverty Bay Cafe, and Black Bear Diner. There’s also a Safeway, Trader Joe’s, Marlene’s Market & Deli and Target for essentials, plus an Urgent Care if you need medical attention.