Tacoma is located on South of Seattle. Condos for sale in Tacoma include foreclosures (bank-owned condos), short sales, and traditional resale and new construction condos.
Tacoma is Washington state's third-largest city, with approximately 200,000 residents. Located 30 miles south of Seattle, Tacoma's position on Puget Sound's shoreline allows for beautiful views from across the city. Tacoma is the county seat of Pierce county and the state's busiest port, with the deepwater Commencement Bay drawing a wide range of international shipping traffic. Located at the terminus of the original Northern Pacific Railroad, Tacoma garnered the nickname "City of Destiny" early in its history.
Tacoma has a population of 205,602, the median age is 36.0, the percentage of Families w/ Kids under 18 is 44%, and it's part of Pierce County. Tacoma's livability score is 66/100 (considered average). It ranked #341 city in Washington. Tacoma's Cost of Living is 4% lower than Washington's. For Tacoma Employment, the Median household income is $53,553 (3% lower than the US average), the Income per capita is $27,947 (6% lower than the US average), and the Unemployment rate is 5% (8% higher than the US average). For Tacoma Real Estate, the Median home value is $212,400, the Median rent price is $980, and the homeownership is 50%. For Tacoma Schools, the High school grad rates are 83% (equal to the US average), the School test scores are 48%, and the Student-teacher ratio is 19:1. The top-rated schools in Tacoma are Lowell (KG-5), Sherman (KG-5), Browns Point (KG-5), Naches Trail Elementary School (KG-5), Washington Elementary School (KG-5), Jefferson (PK-5), Stanley (PK-5), and Chester H Thompson Elementary School (KG-5).
Tacoma offers parks, wildlife, waterfront restaurants, museums, and areas for outdoor activities. One of the tourist attractions in Tacoma is the Point Defiance Park (metroparkstacoma.org) at 5400 N Pearl St. Point Defiance Park is a large park with a Japanese garden, tennis courts, a playground for kids, a picnic shelter, hiking trails, forests, a zoo, and aquarium. Tacoma has many museums, including the Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, LeMay Collections at Marymount (displays antique cars), Washington State History Museum, Job Carr Cabin Museum, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Slater Museum, and much more. If you're looking for a restaurant after the park stroll or museum visit, walk in the Ruston Way to check some waterfront restaurants, including Duke's Seafood in 3327 Ruston Way, The Fish Peddler Restaurant in 1199 Dock St, and Lobster Shop in 4015 Ruston Way. Residents and visitors in Tacoma enjoy other areas for outdoor activities, like Jack Hyde Park (1741 N Schuster Pkwy) for paddleboarding, Wright Park (501 S I St) for picnicking, Owen Beach (5605 Owen Beach Rd) for swimming, and Titlow Park (8425 6th Ave) for walking. To see all new condo listings in Tacoma, visit SeattleCondo.com.