(253) 302-4847  ·  Tacoma, WA

Peaceful Fircrest Rambler

1208 Buena Vista Avenue  ·  Fircrest, WA

3 Bed


1,698 Sq Ft

MLS ID: 1647481



Enjoy easy & peaceful living in this well-maintained Fircrest rambler. Large covered deck is a great place to host friends this Fall. When the weather turns, cozy up by the gas fireplace in the spacious living room. Big picture windows overlook a private backyard, lush with native plants and ferns. The front yard was curated by a Master Gardener and is full of natural pollinators and seasonal blooms. Roof, furnace, main bathroom & water heater were all updated in the past 5 years.


A little from the sellers about the location, and what they’ll miss about the neighborhood -

“In the 15 years I lived in the house I transformed the front yard into a pollinator habitat. All summer something is in bloom attracting bumblebees and hummingbirds. Two birdhouses have chickadee tenants every year. The backyard is full of native shrubs, huckleberries, red flowering currant and two snags that flickers and nuthatches make nests in. Towhees nest in the salal and song sparrows sing through the summer. The waterfall attracts many birds and drowns out the sounds of traffic and neighbors creating a private refuge. The house is well insulated and is cool when it is warm outside. I love cooking and baking in the kitchen and it has a ton of storage.”

“This is a great neighborhood with an annual block party. It’s close to grocery stores, freeway access, medical offices and Fircrest has a great park system for families, from the tot lot to the swimming pool, both within walking distance.”

“When dining out, Royal Thai and Pint Defiance are close by on Mildred and there is a Trader Joe’s at 40th and Bridgeport. A nice little nursery is Willow Tree on 27th which has unusual plants and heirloom tomatoes. Nearby is the Adriana Hess Wetland/Tahoma Audubon Center.”

“As a master gardener, I added many native plants to the yard. In the backyard are most native shrubs, red flowering currant, oceanspray, Indian plum, red and black huckleberries, Pacific ninebark, tall Oregon grape, creeping Oregon grape. In the front yard is a spring bulb garden and many flowers to attract bumblebees and hummingbirds. Our neighborhood is friendly and has held an annual block party for over 5 years.”


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. New center is planned for 2021! 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 - offering grocery delivery, 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.

Nearby you can find a local favorite for your furry friend - Choppers Holistic Pet Food offering human grade pet food with no wheat, corn, soy or by-products.

The Fircrest Golf Club, which was established in 1924. In addition to its 18-holes, it has a beautiful clubhouse and outdoor pool.

If you need to commute, this home is just 5 minutes to the freeway.


Allison O’Hagan


(805) 610-3468


Anne Jones

Realtor / Designated Broker




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