This area offers a high WalkScore of 86 and is just minutes from the Stadium/Seminary District (National Register): one of Tacoma’s earliest residential neighborhoods with outstanding examples of high style homes from the late 19th to the early 20th century.
You’ll find Stadium Thriftway for groceries. This location has a hub of eateries and amenities close by! There is a local tavern, Hank’s, that makes a mean pizza pie. Parkway Tavern, Indo Asian Street Eatery, Shake, Shake, Shake, La Bella Nail Spa, The Copper Door, Morrell’s Dry Cleaners, King’s Books, Art House Cafe, Rhein Haus, Frisko Freeze, Moshi Moshi and so much more just by exploring around!
Wright Park is ideal for a leisurely stroll or a quick jog and is very popular in the summer months as it has a sprayground, playground, and plenty of picnic tables. This 27-acre arboretum is home to a rich collection of more than 600 trees - stunning in both the spring & summer when they’re ample and bright green and impressive in the fall as they change from green to Feuille Morte of autumn foliage.
Just a few blocks away is a neighborhood favorite, Garfield Park. Tucked behind the Annie Wright School with views of Commencement Bay sits a 5-acre space with a quarter-mile of outer track play and fitness equipment, sports courts, and a trail that winds through a canopy of trees in the Garfield gulch.
7 floors of fun at the newly restored McMenamins Elks Temple! They have spacious outdoor seating, takeout & delivery, outside seating at the Spanish Bar, and they’re offering special for overnight stays Sun-Thur if you’re looking for a little staycation. It’s a hip spot for great food, fun cocktails, and an evening out with friends for live music.
The schools are highly sought after in this area. Stadium High School is a historical Tacoma landmark and was the filming location for many of the scenes in the 1999 movie 10 Things I Hate About You. Students here test high in math and higher in reading. Annie Wright is one of the best private schools in Washington. They serve students from age three through High School and are a part of the International Baccalaureate World School. They offer rich, thoughtful, and internationally-recognized programs that welcome students from around the world.