DOWNTOWN TACOMA

Downtown Tacoma has been marked by downturns and rebirth. Once the most thriving area in the city, downtown Tacoma suffered a blow when many businesses decided to relocate to the Tacoma Mall, after its opening in the late '60s. Since then, downtown has made great strides in reestablishing itself as a hub of activity; offering an abundance of restaurants, bars, antique shops, cultural institutions and entertainment options.

In addition to growing its cultural footprint, downtown Tacoma has been expanding its options for housing. Many vintage apartment buildings still dot the area, while condominiums have begun to spring up. Interspersed in the region are a wide cross-section of houses, ranging from fixer-uppers to the newly renovated homes.

At the heart of downtown are the University of Washington Tacoma and the Theatre District, which drive foot traffic. Though downtown may be hilly, a light rail enables relatively easy pedestrian access, and a surfeit of unique businesses draws interest. In a time when downtown Tacoma is experiencing a renaissance, eyes are on how it will continue to grow over the coming years. It seems as though it is changing for the better every single day...

Read more about Downtown on our Blog!

Treasure Hunt: 2 Gems on Tacoma's Antique Row
Out on the Town: Tacoma Tuesdays
Out on the Town: Tacoma Mondays
Tacoma Bookshops: A 7 Stop Tour of Our City
Tacoma Sweet Tooth

 Part of the Broadway Center for the Arts complex, the Rialto theater hosts concerts, plays, and other events. Other theaters in the complex include: the Pantages and the Theater On the Square. Find out more at:  www.broadwaycenter.org

Part of the Broadway Center for the Arts complex, the Rialto theater hosts concerts, plays, and other events. Other theaters in the complex include: the Pantages and the Theater On the Square. Find out more at: www.broadwaycenter.org

 The installation of the University of Washington, Tacoma has been a major catalyst for growth in downtown Tacoma. With an enrollment of almost 5,000 students, UWT has helped stabilize downtown business and brighten the city's future.

The installation of the University of Washington, Tacoma has been a major catalyst for growth in downtown Tacoma. With an enrollment of almost 5,000 students, UWT has helped stabilize downtown business and brighten the city's future.


CENSUS DATA

Population: Roughly 6,356
Diversity: 66% White, 14% Black, 8% Latino,8% Asian, 1% Native American, 1% Pacific Islander, 2% Other.

Median Income: $34,320
Median Value of Sold Homes (Feb'17): $414,00

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RESOURCES

Tacoma Pierce County Chamber
Event Calendar 

City Council Representative
Robert Thoms, Position 2
robert.thoms@cityoftacoma.org



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