Sold on February 19, 2024
Browns Point Rambler
511 Ton A Wan Da Avenue NE · Tacoma, WA
Listing by NWMLS / Windermere Abode Lakewood
- Year Built 1943
- Lot Size 12,798 sq ft
- Parking Spaces 1
- Parking Type Detached Carport, Driveway, Off Street
- Lot Details Dead End Street, Paved
- View Bay, Partial
- Exterior Features Metal/Vinyl
- Interior Features Ceramic Tile, Laminate Hardwood, Wall to Wall Carpet, Ceiling Fan(s), Double Pane/Storm Window, Dining Room, Walk-In Pantry, Fireplace
- Heating & Cooling Insert, Wall Unit(s)
- Floor Covering Ceramic Tile, Laminate, Vinyl, Carpet
- Annual Taxes $5,766 (2023)
- MLS Number 2189367
- Elementary School Browns Point
- Junior High Meeker
- Senior High Stadium
Browns Point is situated on the eastern side of the entrance to Commencement Bay, which leads south from Puget Sound to the busy Port of Tacoma and has a little bit of fun history behind it. In 1887, two years before Washington became a state, a fixed white light lens lantern was placed on a white post on Point Brown. It was about twelve feet above sea level and 50 yards from the low water end of shore. In 1901 the first lighthouse and a house for the lighthouse keeper were built, which today is known as the Browns Point Lighthouse Park - a popular outdoor spot for locals and provides the community waterfront access, enticing beachcombers year round and sunbathers and picnickers during the summer. A large green space makes this a nice spot for a picnic as you watch the deep-sea ships entering Tacoma's busy portal.
Just around the corner from Lighthouse Park is the Brown Point Playfield. Equipped with a full tennis and sport court, curly slide playground, picnic tables and a baseball field with plenty of extra land for additional sport activities!
For more outdoor fun - Washington water fans, look no further! Bust out your kayak, sand bucket, swimsuit or fishing rod, and head straight for Dash Point State Park!
The Cliff House Restaurant is just minutes away along Marine View Drive and serves up Pacific Northwest seafood, steaks & pasta served in an elegant dining room with sweeping Sound views. The crab and artichoke dip is a highly recommended appetizer to share while waiting on entrees. Most reviews you'll find don't mention that this is a kid friendly establishment. A pro tip though - be sure to make reservations if you'd like to nab a table with a view of the water.
Not only can you look forward to being in this close knit community, there's also dining and shopping options within close range. Less than a mile away, you’ll find the Browns Point Diner - classic American food with hand dipped milkshakes. Or step into The Sandbar, an extension of the diner and a happy hour lounge for some appetizers, drinks and karaoke. In this same center, you can also find the Lighthouse Market for some light grocery shopping and North 47 Brewing Co.