Tacoma's East Side is a vibrant community on the rise, with affordable housing drawing all walks of life. East Tacoma resides on a hill that overlooks downtown, offering wonderful views of Mt. Rainier, the Tacoma Dome, and of the city in general. With cheap housing options and an influx of exciting small businesses, East Tacoma is quickly becoming one of the city's most essential neighborhoods.
Culturally, East Tacoma is just about as diverse an area as you're likely to find. Every summer, a street fair takes over McKinley Ave, drawing out large crowds of East Side residents to celebrate the rich character of the neighborhood.
Some of Tacoma's best bars and restaurants find their home on the East Side, including the Top of Tacoma – an always-improving hub of fine drinks and exceptional food – and Stanley and Seafort's – a local institution that provides upscale American dining with a view of Tacoma that can't be beat. Several schools are located nearby, making East Tacoma a perfect place for families to settle.
Population: Roughly 30,102
Diversity: 48.53% White, 15.23% Black, 13.74% Asian, 22.5% Other.
Median Income: $46,295
Median House Value: $182,678
Eastside Neighborhood Council
Meetings: 6:30PM at the Stewart Height Park Building on 3rd Monday of each month (402 East 56th Street
Tacoma, WA 98404)
City Council Representative
Marty Campbell, Position 4