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Hot Tacoma Neighborhood Alert: Why Buyers Want to Move to South Tacoma

Carmen Ruby March 21, 2018

Located right along Pacific Avenue and just east of Interstate-5, the South Tacoma/Hillsdale neighborhood is a top choice for many home buyers right now! Recently, REALTOR® Carmen Ruby listed this charming updated 3-bedroom home, and this beauty received a whopping 12 offers in 3 days. The sellers ended up accepting an offer for $18,000 over asking!

Why are Pierce County buyers actively looking to buy a home in the South Tacoma/Hillsdale area?

Carmen shares with us that for one, the area is still affordable compared to many other parts of the city: “Investors are buying and renovating homes for the buyer who is looking for move-in ready,” says Carmen. “For the buyer who is looking for sweat equity, it is here. We just need sellers to list!” Whether you’re looking for a modern remodel with a long Tacoma history or you dream of renovating your own fixer upper, there’s opportunities for it all in South Tacoma!

Residents also love how central everything is, as well as the new revitalization the area has been experiencing:  “This is a great neighborhood with a community feel. The revival of the neighborhood in the last few years is noticeable. The homes are all unique and there is not one alike. Each has a unique character which makes taking walks in the area interesting,” adds Carmen.

Getting around the area is easy, and the residential setting is still wonderfully close to some of Tacoma’s best conveniences: “Most amenities are in walking distance and the freeway access is minutes away. Grocery stores, pharmacy, library, schools, parks, public pool and much more [are all close by],” shares Carmen.

“[The neighborhood also has] alley access on most streets and even has alleys parallel to Pacific Avenue, allowing easy access from one block to another without entering a busy street. The vintage roundabouts also help diminish through traffic in the area.”


Are you thinking about selling your South Tacoma home? Wondering how much you can sell it for? You can reach out to REALTOR® Carmen Ruby for more information here!

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