What’s It Like To Live in Central Tacoma?

Living in Central Tacoma

Central Tacoma is an active community bordered by Tacoma’s 6th Avenue and the North End. Like its name, it truly is central to many Tacoma neighborhoods. There is something special about the tree-lined streets and pride of homeownership throughout this neighborhood. Only a stone’s throw away from the waterfront, Downtown Tacoma, Proctor and North Tacoma yet conveniently close to the Highway 16 and I-5 interchange. The close proximity to the freeways make this an excellent neighborhood for commuters.

Things to do in Central Tacoma

From local breweries, eateries, arts and more- Central Tacoma has it. 6th Ave is lined with local restaurants and shops which makes it a popular area for folks who love to be in the mix of things. Some favorites on 6th Ave include Asado for happy hour or a great steak dinner, Sushi Tama for some of the best authentic sushi, and Crisp Greens for a healthy (and delicious!) grab and go lunch.

Additionally, there are a few annual events in Central Tacoma that residents and nearby neighbors enjoy. Here are few favorites:

1. MOSAIC: Tacoma’s Arts & Culture Festival

The largest celebration of culture and community in Tacoma, Ethnic Fest is a family-friendly, free festival with a kids’ zones, live performances and specialty arts & crafts and plenty of food.

2. Brew Five Three

Enjoy more than 30 Washington state brewers, grab some grub from local food trucks, and listen to live tunes.

3. 6th Avenue Santa Parade

A holiday themed parade along 6th Avenue featuring various vendors, marching bands, carolers and of course, Santa Clause.

Central Tacoma Housing Market

The housing market in Central Tacoma has seen tremendous growth over the last few years. We are all attune to the rising home prices in Tacoma, and with many homebuyers being priced out of the North End they move a tiny bit further South to settle in the Central Tacoma region. Below, you’ll see the year over year median home price. Additionally, when compared to North Tacoma, this area is much more affordable for homebuyers- especially in recent years.

If you’re looking for more housing statistics in the Central Tacoma region, check out the most recent stats update HERE.

Homes in the Neighborhood

The homes that are available in Central Tacoma are just as diverse (as one could imagine) as the neighbors who live there. You’ll find everything from classic Craftsman homes, cottages, bungalows, new construction and more. Here are a few homes I’ve sold over the years in Central Tacoma:

  1. Immaculate Cottage Home 
  2. Classic Tudor Home
  3. Spacious Craftsman Home


CALL/TEXT Realtor Jenny Wetzel at (253) 381-9788 to get started with your home search in Central Tacoma.

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Tacoma Realtor - Jenny Wetzel

Jenny Wetzel

Call or Text: 253.381.9788

Email: jenny@jennywetzelhomes.com

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