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Northeast Tacoma / Browns Point

A blend of urban amenities, suburban community appeal, and stunning views of natural beauty at every turn.

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A blend of urban amenities, suburban community appeal, and stunning views of natural beauty at every turn.

Known for its breathtaking views of Commencement Bay and the Olympic Mountains and treasured for its convenient access to urban amenities, Northeast Tacoma offers residents the feel of a close-knit, suburban community. People love being able to spend time in nature at places like Dash Point, Dash Point State Park, and North Shore Public Golf Course while still having quick and easy access to Downtown Tacoma, the Port of Tacoma, and the train to Seattle.

In addition to spending time at the beach or enjoying a scenic round of golf, NE Tacoma offers visitors a variety of things to do. Home to Dash Point State Park, this outdoor oasis is its own little world and makes it easy to get out into nature without having to travel far. The 461-acre state park boasts 3,301 feet of saltwater shoreline, campgrounds, boating opportunities, 11 miles of hiking trails, and much more.

Take advantage of activities at Norpoint Center (a Metro Parks community center) and join in on a fitness class or go for a swim; spend a sunny afternoon exploring and picnicking at Lighthouse Park in Browns Point; or dine at one of the area’s popular eateries (local favorites include Cliff House, El Barrio, Browns Point Diner, Pimienta Bistro and Bar, Mediterranean Gyro Grill, Taqueria Sinaloa, to name a few!). If you love taking part in community events, then make sure you don’t miss out on the Original Browns Point Salmon Bake, an annual affair that occurs each August.

Many people also love NE Tacoma for its transit and commute options; the Port of Tacoma is close by, and you can drive into Downtown Tacoma in just 20 minutes (there’s a bus option, too!). The close proximity to the Sounder Train Station by the Tacoma Dome means you can hop on the train to Seattle for work, or easily access Interstate-5. Plus, with Federal Way right next door, you also have the option of using a Park & Ride or buses there as well.

NE Tacoma offers a dynamic mix of real estate, including everything from homes built in the 1900s to new construction. However, most of NE Tacoma is already built out, and typically inventory is low and homes sell quickly. Price-wise, NE Tacoma is bifurcated—there are view properties that are often newer in age and at a higher price point, and non-view properties which may be slightly older yet more affordable. 

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