OLD TOWN

Old Town, otherwise known as Old Tacoma, gets its name from the fact that it was where the first people dropped anchors and established the city. Befitting its historical significance, Old Town celebrates its lineage with a number of parks, museums, and shops that take a look back at Tacoma's past. Job Carr, the man that settled the city, is memorialized by the Job Carr Cabin Museum.

The Puget Sound's waterfront lends Old Town a gorgeous view, which is accentuated by the old-time shops and vintage houses that color the area. This neighborhood is also home to St. Peter's Church, the oldest-standing building in Tacoma, as well as the Slovenian Hall; both buildings are on the National Historic Registry. Homes in the area are typically well-appointed and lovingly crafted.

The Spar, Tacoma's oldest saloon, resides in Old Town, and regularly hosts a blues night. In addition to that weekly night, this neighborhood is also where you'll find the annual Old Town Blues Festival. 

Old Town is also where you'll find me, right there on N. 30th at Windermere Abode. Come visit next time you're in the area for Spar Chips or a waterfront stroll.

Read more about Old Town on our Blog

4 Things I Love About Old Town

 Established in 1913, The Spar has been serving Tacomans beer and pub fare for over a century. 

Established in 1913, The Spar has been serving Tacomans beer and pub fare for over a century. 

 The Old Town Dock reopened in 2013. It's a great place to take a walk with family, watch the weather, and get out over the water.

The Old Town Dock reopened in 2013. It's a great place to take a walk with family, watch the weather, and get out over the water.


CENSUS DATA

Population: Roughly 20,954

Median Income:  $60,225
Median House Value: $524,701

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RESOURCES

Old Town Business District

City Council Representative
Robert Thomas, Position 2
robert.thomas@cityoftacoma.org



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