A small town nestled between Tacoma and University Place, Fircrest is a serene little area that attracts families and retirees. Bucolic parks and quaint shops make up the majority of the landscape, and with a population of just under 7,000, Fircrest remains generally quiet and easy-going.
Easy access to highways and the freeway allows you to get around Tacoma quickly, while proximity to Tacoma and University Place affords you a plentiful selection of restaurants, bars, and unique stores. While Fircrest used to be a dry municipality, meaning that alcohol was not allowed to be poured by the glass, that was repealed in 2015. Because of that, this little nook of a community has been afforded the right to have bars open up in the area.
A number of the streets are named after higher learning colleges, such as Princeton, Dartmouth, and Yale, but the largest school in the neighborhood is Wainwright Elementary School.
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Population: Roughly 6,592
Diversity: 74.68% White, 6.55% Black, 6.16% Asian, 3% Native American, 1% Pacific Islander, 6% Other.
Median Income: $32,007
Median House Value: $271,600