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Tacoma, WA

Getting to Know Tacoma, WA
Set against a majestic backdrop featuring the snow-capped peak of Mount Rainier, Tacoma, WA is a vibrant community ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Residents love boating and hiking Point Defiance Park in the summer, and nearby ski resorts keep locals busy every winter. The city also boasts a thriving job market with low unemployment, largely thanks to a booming technology industry with more than 100 high-tech companies and government installations like Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

 

Tacoma Apartments and Neighborhoods
Teeming with parks and serviced by top-area schools like Harrison Preparatory School, South Tacoma is a popular neighborhood for families with children. Looking for an apartment near Tacoma's nightlife? Singles and younger crowds flock to downtown Tacoma to be within walking distance of eclectic restaurants and bars.

 

Pet-friendly Tacoma Attractions
Grab your furry friend and head to Chambers Bay Off Leash Park & Beach, an expansive, seven-acre beachfront plot that includes one acre of off-leash property as well as a secluded area for shy, small or senior dogs.

 

Free Things to Do in Tacoma
From intricately decorated bridges to free art museums, there's plenty of art and entertainment to keep you busy in Tacoma. Check out our top picks for the best free things to do:

  • Chihuly Bridge of Glass: No trip to Tacoma is complete without a visit to this 500-foot long bridge, which features over 2,000 hand-blown glass pieces.
  • Fort Steilacoom Park: Check out the hiking trails, baseball fields, soccer fields and off-leash dog park at this 340-acre green space.
  • Tacoma Art Walk: Every third Thursday of the month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Tacoma Art Museum, the Museum of Glass and the Washington State History Museum open their doors to the public free of charge.
  • Fireman's Park: Enjoy breathtaking views of Commencement Bay and Mt. Rainier from this scenic park, which also boasts an 85-foot totem pole art piece.
  • W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory: Home to over 250 species of tropical plants, this beautiful conservatory offers a colorful escape at no charge.

 

Tacoma for Families with Kids
For an educational adventure, visit the Foss Waterway Seaport. Dedicated to Tacoma's maritime history, the museum features artifacts like vintage scuba diving equipment, rowboats, canoes and more.

 

Tacoma is backed by an excellent school district with standouts like Washington-Hoyt Elementary School and Mason Middle School. If your family needs an apartment in Tacoma's best school districts, search for a home in neighborhoods like North End.

 

City and Beach Getaways near Tacoma
For an easy day trip, explore Pike Market Place, craft breweries and eclectic restaurants in Seattle, just an hour north of Tacoma. About 30 minutes away, Kopachuck State Park is also a popular destination because of its saltwater lakes, hiking trails and picturesque picnic spots.

Average Rent in Tacoma

Studio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed
Dec 19$1,100$1,544$1,673$1,812
Oct 191,1131,5001,6132,039
Sep 191,1391,3851,5001,885
Aug 191,0881,3381,5021,810
Jul 191,1881,3651,5321,777
Jun 191,1881,3371,5351,720
May 191,2381,3661,5241,685
Apr 191,0371,3581,5321,675
Mar 191,1001,3961,5321,675
Feb 191,1001,4071,4741,685
*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

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