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Sold on August 3, 2018

Captivating Craftsman Bungalow

6216 Oakes St  · Tacoma, WA

$255,000

3 Bed

1 Bath

1,156 Sq Ft

MLS ID: 1305802

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Charming one-hundred-year-old South-end Craftsman, in a central location, accessible to the freeway and through town. This house has kept the old world charm intact with updated touches. Fresh paint and flooring in the kitchen and mudroom and newly updated bathroom. Upstairs has two bedrooms; the third bedroom is on the main and a bonus room/den is off the kitchen. The yard is a blank canvas waiting for all of your ideas and lots of room to dream. Don’t miss the video tour!


The Neighborhood

Get out and about and walk or bike to Wapato Hills Park where you can splash, play or cool off at the free sprayground! Or take a leisurely one-quarter mile walk around this park.

2 miles away, you’ll find Wapato Park - an urban park featuring a woodland area, a lake, walking trail, plus a historic pergola full of stunning and colorful. Wapato has a number of trails that you can walk to explore the park, including one circling the lake that is approx .9 miles in length and you can’t beat the beautiful setting of the lake and forest. It’s best and most popular feature though is the off leash dog park! The off leash dog area has a smaller area for puppers under 25 pounds, a space for larger pups and an upper dog area for all dogs. The park also provides waste bag stations and garbage bins to help keep the park clean. Water is also available for the pups, there’s a water faucet and bowl.

If you really need to beat the heat, you can look forward to being just a few minutes from Stewart Heights Pool - 160 foot Water Slide, Lazy River, Zero-depth entry, Bubble Pool, Water Play Structure, Water Basketball, Tumble Buckets. It’s a great, local community place to just lounge about, sip some cooling, homemade lemonade, and dip your toes in their refreshing pool. And have you ever witnessed a fluffy, Corgi swimming? It’s quite comical! Not many know this, but at the end of every summer, before they clean out the pools, they have a Pooch Pool Party! It’s a fun place to take your furry best friend to cool off and also enjoy watching the other pups get their swim on.

Just a mile away, you can find the Star Center - a fitness and recreation center. They offer a number of personal training classes like yoga, Zumba, power mix, cycling, mixed fit, and kendo. They also have plenty of youth activities, but the most popular is their state-of-the-art Treetops Playgrounds that includes three spaces and over 5,000 sq. feet of play space for different ages and interests; providing year round fun! Some other features are, a Play, Learn and Grow Preschool, birthday party experiences, cooking & nutrition, senior programs and facility rentals. They also have a large outdoor playground and sprayground.

Adjacent to the Star Center is the South End Recreation Area. Features include lighted softball and soccer fields, a lighted all-weather multi-purpose field for football, soccer and lacrosse, and a hard surface area with parking and concessions.

The Tacoma Mall is just 5 minutes away. The Tacoma Mall is the largest shopping center in Tacoma and has over 150 stores and restaurants. This home is also close to Costco for all your bulk food and home shopping needs.

All within a short 5 minute drive, you can find a few great, locally owned spots for dining or happy hour. Pacific Southern, is a casual spot offering hearty, homestyle Southern fare, plus cocktails & craft beers on tap. Get cheap drinks done right at The Mule Tavern, right along the strip of South Tacoma Way. They’ve got a patio outside so you can sip that cool cocktail in the warm summer breeze. Edison City Alehouse is small neighborhood taproom and bottleshop in the heart of the historic Edison district of South Tacoma. They specialize in a highly curated, continuously rotating selection of independent craft beer and cider on tap and in bottles. It’s also a short 13 minute walk along the Water Flume Trail, should you chose to take that route.

Stretching between South Park and Oak Tree Park, South Tacoma’s Water Flume Line Trail offers the things that multi use trail fans love. This 2.5 mile (one way) trail connects to other trails and is great for walkers, joggers and cyclists! Some upgraded were made to this trail in 2016 that included a shared-use path for bicycles and pedestrians, ADA compliant curb ramps, new storm drains, pedestrian crossing marking, a traffic signal upgrade, and trail user amenities pedestrian level lighting, benches, signs, and bike racks.

Commuting north? Consider parking and riding or walking to the Sounder Train, less than 2 miles away to the commuter rail station. It’s convenient, cheap (about $5 to ride) and less of a hassle than sitting in I-5 traffic for events or commuting! It will put you into downtown Tacoma, Seattle and a few places in between. And if you need to drive, freeway access to I-5 is just a minute away.

Call or text listing agent Stephanie Spiro for more info: 253-218-9258