This pocket of the North End finds its balance in a healthy mix of business and residential. While its central focus is handy, day-to-day shops, markets, and restaurants, these retail spots are surrounded by idyllic houses. Streets of suburban homes are lined with trees, and the days are populated by students of nearby Washington-Hoyt Elementary School, Mason Middle School, and Tacoma Waldorf School.
For shopping options, the Proctor district is positively packed. The Metropolitan Market and Safeway provide two different price points for your grocery-buying needs, while 26th St. features a collection of specialty clothing and home-furnishing shops, as well as Washington's oldest operating bowling lane and movie theater (Chalet Bowl and the Blue Mouse Theatre, respectively). Every Saturday, the long-running Proctor Farmer's Market sets up on N. 27th.
Proctor District's centralized location places it within an area that brushes up against several vital parts of Tacoma, like 6th Ave, the north end, and Point Defiance. This is a family-friendly neighborhood that skews toward the higher end.
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Population: Roughly 23,501
Diversity: 89.24% White, 1.63% Black, 3.20% Asian, 5.9% Other.
Median Income: $79,161
Median House Value: $377,000