Located in the heart of the 6th Avenue District any within minutes of popular local spots like The Red Hot - creative hot dog menu + ample rotating craft beers in a laid back environment. Ice Cream Social is located just next door and the makers of natural, local handcrafted ice cream and sorbets that change with the seasons. If you love Vietnamese, you’ll love La Cà Bar - they’ve got everything from appetizers, to Pho, vermicelli bowls, rice dishes and banh mi which is debated as one of the best in Tacoma. If you enjoy houseplants as a part of your home vibes, Jade & Co. is just next door to this home. Jennie and staff will help you pick out the best houseplants and accessories for your home and won’t lead you astray with plants that need high light, but this home has plenty of well lit windows to keep even the fussiest greenery happy! They also create succulent arrangements, plant nurse services to troubleshoot and triage, and plant styling services for your home. And opening soon inside of Jade & Co. is the Terra-Cotta coffee & tea service. Learn more about the dining, shopping and entertainment in this district here.
This home is also less than a mile from the University of Puget Sound campus (one of the best spots for fall foliage & a cool summer breeze). Every spring UPS hosts a flea market with the Women’ League – you can find around 70+ vendors selling antiques, repurposed items, vintage, jewelry, bath and body goods, home decor, crafts, artwork and food trucks! The $10 admission to get into the event, 100% of the proceeds goes towards student scholarships. They also regularly host concerts and art exhibits.
Grab brunch, lunch and dinner at Brewer’s Row full of an array of Mexican dishes or Cook’s Tavern, a rotating seasonal menu featuring various regions in the Americas.
The Proctor District is less than 2 miles away. Grab your reusable bag and step out on a Saturday for the Proctor Farmer’s Market to get all their fresh, locally sourced fruits and veggies. The Farmers Market is running now through December. Find The Metropolitan Market, Safeway, Knapp’s Restaurant, The Blue Mouse Theatre, Peaks & Pints Craft Beer Store, Pomodoro, Europa Bistro, East West, Viva, and Cactus. You can also find locally owned shops for clothing and play, as well as The UPS Store, USPS and The Blue Mouse Theatre. Visit these businesses websites for current hours and reopening info.
If your lifestyle includes getting out and about to parks, even in the cooler months, then you just might discover that Wright Park could become your favorite go-to spot. It’s just minutes away and ideal for a leisurely stroll. The park is very popular in the summer months as it offers a free sprayground. Families and groups appreciate the space, playground and plenty of picnic tables for summertime fun. 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 all the fall colors. And if Tacoma should see any snow this year, dress in layers, grab your sled and hit the park for a little sledding fun! WW Seymour Conservatory is a community treasure, hosting events throughout the year and a rotating assortment of seasonal flowers.