South Tacoma's an expansive place, a walkable stretch of tucked-away shopping gems that also serves as a heart of transportation for the city. Factories and other industrial buildings greet you as you enter South Tacoma, but those soon give way to old-time bars, down-to-earth restaurants, and a wide array of shops and markets. Antique stores, cultural centers, and services for small businesses are some of the lifeblood providing the makeup of South Tacoma.
There's a healthy Asian population in South Tacoma, with Koreans accounting for a number of the residents. Asian markets and restaurants provide a world of flavor to the area, while Korean bars and karaoke wake up the nightlife.
Bob's Java Jive, the famed coffee pot-shaped dive bar, stands as a testament to South Tacoma's old-fashioned character. It's here, and elsewhere in the neighborhood, that you'll find no-frills pub fare and lively music nights. Down the way, Real Art Tacoma presents concerts for the all-ages crowd, and Stonegate Pizza features music every night of the week for the more mature set.
Modest houses and apartments mostly make up the residential side of South Tacoma, with a number of nearby schools ensuring that these homes are largely scooped up by families.
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Population: Roughly 40,091
Diversity: 56.88% White, 11.40% Black, 12.83% Asian
Median Income: $22,377
Median House Value: $164,264
South End Neighborhood Council
Meetings: 7 PM at theTacoma Fire Station 8 on the Third Monday of every month (4911 South Alaska Street
Tacoma, WA 98408)
City Council Representative
Joe Lonergan Position 5 email@example.com