4 BEDROOM HOME IN NORTH TACOMA
You’ve seen it in your mind’s eye, a maple-lined street glowing gold in autumn, a Craftsman home with the market, school, park and shops right around the corner. This house with its box beam ceiling, built-ins and hardwoods just might be the vision. Handsome original millwork frames the living and dining rooms from board and batten paneling to the window seat with arts-and-crafts inspired details in the tile hearth and entry wallpaper. The finished basement with a ¾ bath, separate entry, office and family room has ADU potential. Outside a covered porch welcomes, while a deck, lawn and hedge give shape to a yard where apples ripen, roses bloom and a garage offers workshop space. It’s all here in Proctor on a hill above the Ruston waterfront.
Grab your reusable bag and head to the Proctor District located less than a mile away! Step out on a Saturday and head to the Proctor Farmers Market to get all their fresh, locally sourced fruits and veggies. The Farmers Market is running now through December.
This little hub offers lots of locally owned shops for clothing, play, entertainment and dining. Find The Metropolitan Market, Safeway, Knapp’s Restaurant, The Blue Mouse Theatre, Peaks & Pints Craft Beer Store, Pomodoro, Europa Bistro, East West, Viva, Cactus, Top Pot Doughnuts, Olympia Coffee Roasters and Fernseed, Toast Mi, Lapis, Waffle Stop, Crudo & Cotto, Rudy’s Barbershop and newly opened Bliss Ice Cream.
If you need supplies for landscaping or new houseplants, just visit Gardensphere ½ a mile away - they offer organic lawn care products, gardening supplies, seasonal plants & trees.
If you’re looking for a good workout and easy access to Point Ruston the Puget Creek Natural Area is good for both! This 66-acre, heavily wooded, natural area is also one of three salmon-bearing streams within city limits. The trails are used for both hiking and biking. Getting down the stairs that wind down the hillside is fairly easy, but you’ll be thankful for all the little rest stops and benches on the way back up as there’s a 200’ elevation gain, with the grade hitting about 10%. You’ll hear lots of beautiful birds chirping through the trees and may even see the families of deer that call this place their home. Locals know that this is the trail to take down to Ruston Way for the 4th of July festivities every year - zero parking hassle. Just remember to take flashlights as it gets very dark once the sun goes down.