The Proctor District is 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. 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.
Have you always wanted a garden, but have never had a home that got quite the right amount of sunlight? Well look no further - the backyard’s raised garden beds get all the marvelous sunlight! You’ll appreciate your hard-earned bounty as you prepare it for your evening dinner salad. If you need supplies, just visit Gardensphere ½ a mile away - they offer organic lawn care products, gardening supplies, seasonal plants & trees.
This home is also just minutes to plenty of other dining options plus Century Theaters - roomy lounge chairs and free parking for movie patrons. Patrons enjoy the to-go, affordable and popular fish and chips from The Daily Catch, an extension of WildFin American Grill where you can get a 2-piece fish and chips is $7.99. Find shopping & dining & entertainment too – Jewel Box Cafe, Farrelli’s Pizza, Stack 571, Ice Cream Social, South Sound Running, Rebels & Lovers and more on the way as this area keeps developing!
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.
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.
There’s no shortage of getting out and about around here - parks galore! 9 minutes away is Point Defiance Park and Zoo. Also home to 5 mile drive running and walking trails, Owen Beach where you can rent kayaks in the summer and the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum – crafts from the past, summer camps and family fun nights! Just don’t forget to stop at the famous Antique Sandwich Company for a homemade sandwich, milkshake or a slice of yummy pie for a picnic in the park or on the beach.
Enjoy the popular trail with grandiose views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains with even better views at the top of the Dune Peninsula! 11 acres of landscaped park property on the breakwater peninsula surrounding the Tacoma Yacht Club and connecting to the Point Defiance Park via the Wilson Way Bridge. Be sure to stop by the chutes and ladders style slides for a fun time! The sunsets and views of Mount Rainier will leave you in awe. Just opened to the public - get out and support local businesses at the Public Market. 30,000 sq ft of indoor shopping and dining. Get baked goods, cheese, wine, seafood, chocolate, fresh canned goods, art and toys.