University Place Tacoma is located South of Seattle. Condos for sale in University Place Tacoma include foreclosures (bank-owned condos), short sales, and traditional resale and new construction condos.
University Place is located adjacent to Tacoma, just about 30 miles south of Seattle. The area got its name when the University of Puget Sound attempted to build a new campus there, but eventually decided against it. The name stuck however, and the area was eventually incorporated in 1995. University Place is mostly residential and has spectacular views of Puget Sound, including from its top-tier golf course, Chambers Bay, which hosts PGA events. There are around 30,000 residents of University Place.
University Place has a population of 32,342, the median age is 36.3, the percentage of Families w/ Kids under 18 is 47%, and it's part of Pierce County. University Place's livability score is 82/100 (considered exceptional). It ranked #26 city in Washington. University Place's Cost of Living is 4% higher than Washington's. For University Place Housing, the Median home value is $293,700, the Median rent price is $1,017 (7% higher than the US average), and the homeownership is 55%. For University Place Employment, the Median household income is $60,947 (10% higher than the US average), the Income per capita is $33,232 (11% higher than the US average), and the Unemployment rate is 5% (2% lower than the US average). For University Place Schools, the High school grad rates are 92% (11% higher than the US average), the School test scores are 72% (49% higher than the US average), and the Student-teacher ratio is 20:1. And the top-rated schools in University Place are Narrows View Intermediate (5-7), Drum Intermediate (5-7), University Place Primary (PK-4), Curtis Senior High (10-12), Curtis Junior High (8-9), Sunset Primary (PK-4), Chambers Elementary School (KG-4), and Evergreen Primary (PK-4).
University Place offers many tourist spots and unique places to visit. It has Chambers Bay Park in 4800-4850 Grandview Dr. W, which has a golf course, walking trails, dog parks, a playground for kids, and great views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Cirque Bridgeport Park in 7401 Cirque Dr. W is also available for skating, jogging, walking, biking, and playing volleyball, baseball, and softball. Another place where people get together to watch and play bowling is in Narrows Plaza Bowl (narrowsplazabowl.com) at 2200 Mildred St W. University Place offers Homestead Park in 3715 Bridgeport Way W, which has a variety of rhododendrons and other plants and flowers. The nearby beachfront parks are Titlow Park of Tacoma (north of University Place) and Sunnyside Beach Park of Steilacoom (south of University Place). And if you're looking for a restaurant before or after the park stroll, check out the most visited restaurants such as Lefty's Burger Shack (Hamburger restaurant) at 8317 27th St W, Sapporo Steakhouse (Japanese restaurant) at 3810 Bridgeport Way W, and Gyro Zone (Greek restaurant) at 7510 40th St W. To see all new condo listings in University Place, visit SeattleCondo.com.