Just a minute away from the Fircrest park, tot lot and pool. The NEW pool is located at the Fircrest Community Center – which hosts a swim team, and year-round activities for all ages. It also offers tennis & basketball courts, newly renovated Tot-Lot (a fully fenced playground for younger children), soccer fields, baseball, and basketball, and summer sports camps. The private Fircrest Golf Club, was established in 1924, in addition to its 18-holes, has a beautiful clubhouse and outdoor pool.
Just 6 minutes away from the The University Place Town Center where you can shop at Whole Foods, get coffee and more at Anthem Coffee & Tea, Top Pot Doughnuts, check out 80,000 books, movies, audiobooks and more at the University Place Library, grab small batch ice cream at Bliss Ice Cream, get wraps and subs at Jersey Mike’s Subs, Pure Barre, Orange Theory Fitness and MOD Pizza.
Across the intersection on South Mildred Street is Pint Defiance - a casual hangout specializing in craft beers, with rotating taps & bottles available for purchase. Royal Thai Bistro, a highly flavorful and popular restaurant and Shogun Japanese Express a sushi & Japanese comfort fare in a down-to-earth atmosphere and owned by a very lovely family. Insiders secret - many locals get food to go from Royal Thai Bistro or Shogun and take to enjoy in Pint Defiance.
Less than 2 miles away is Cheney Stadium. Not only home to the beloved Tacoma Rainiers Minor League Baseball team, but is now also home to the Tacoma Defiance and Reign FC soccer franchise. There’s plans in the works to build a 5,000-seat soccer stadium as a home for the squads. Check their websites for upcoming games so you can support them at home from the comfort of your couch, as in person games and matches are suspended for the time being.
This home is conveniently located to the HWY 16 on ramp, making is easy to commute north, south or get across the bridge to Gig Harbor!