This home is in such a sweet little spot and close parks & dining! You’ll be happy to know that the Eastside of Tacoma just got a Community Center - brand new (opened 10/20), spacious pool that’s great for laps, there’s a fun slide, diving board, spray features, climbing wall, water vortex, hot tub, aqua zip and more. You can book pool parties, partake in some water exercise and swimming lessons AND it’s affordable! Playing in the water isn’t the only thing you can do here; they also have a Metronome Coffee shop, basketball court, recording studio, training kitchen, social hall, fitness area and a dance room. While this new center is focusing on safe space for youth to go, it will serve the entire community. More info on how the Eastside Community Center came to be.
The Boys & Girls Club of South Puget Sound is a partner of the Eastside Community Center and is just two blocks from this home and they have everything from arts programs, health & life skills, technology to leadership and career development.
Just a mile away and practically in your backyard is the Swan Creek Park & Trail. This 373 acre park is great for walking and mountain biking, a community garden, wooded canyon and upland forest. The river features salmon, the walking trail is 3.7 miles, dogs are allowed but must be leashed and this area is open year round.
In the summer you can look forward to basking in the sun and enjoying one of the most popular outdoor swimming parks in Tacoma - Stewart Heights Park. There’s a large outdoor swimming pool and water slide in the summer from June to September, but this park also features updated playing fields, skateboard park, and playground.
Get the best happy hour, weekend fare and brunch at Top of Tacoma - just a couple miles away and is a fun bar/tavern experience. It has some of the most unusual, unique and best tasting foods around. Definitely not your standard bar fare. Bonus - they have happy hour twice a day!
The Lincoln District is just minutes away! The Lincoln International District is an incredible blend of historic buildings and cultural diversity and has a high Walkscore. Don’t let the current construction work keep you from visiting this neighborhood. When the work is completed in January 2018 this neighborhood will become even more pedestrian friendly. Find our more about the Lincoln District Streetscape Project here! Plenty of places to eat around here by local, family owned establishments and hard-to-find international items at several specialty markets. The Lincoln District also celebrates TET New Year Festival – check their Facebook page for more info on the date of this event, which generally occurs in February.
Enjoy some neighborhood eateries like Taqueria Los Parados for Tex-Mex, Helen’s Donuts & Ice Cream for perfectly fried and frosted donuts and Lilly’s Bakery and Deli for pineapple tarts and other Polynesian eats.
Spruce up your yard or home with the help of the Portland Avenue Nursery - they specialize in rare trees & plants as well as cedar furniture & landscape decor.
The Tacoma Link light rail is currently a 1.6-mile light rail line starting at the Tacoma Dome Station and ending at the Theater District on South 9th Street – and is free to ride! The city is currently working on an expansion plan with construction finalizing in 2022. This project will more than double the current length and will reach new destinations like the Old City Hall, the Stadium District, Wright Park and the Hilltop communities. Check here for link updates! Are you planning to attend a Sounders or Seahawks game in the future? Catch the Sounder Train at the Tacoma Dome Station northbound to Seattle – it’s convenient, cheap (about $5 to ride) and less of a hassle than sitting in I-5 traffic for events or commuting! Both the light rail and train are just a mile away!