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Ruston / Old Town

Known as North End’s gathering place, this waterfront village is rich with Tacoma history.

The Ruston/Old Town neighborhood is a community that connects the more urban, downtown area of Tacoma to the waterfront. Neighborhoods filled with vintage homes and a commercial district rest side by side on the waterfront, and Ruston/Old Town is a place where residents go to gather for a sense of community while taking in the beauty of the Puget Sound.

Ruston and Old Town are closely interwoven, but the characteristics that set them apart are worth pointing out. Nestled just above the Puget Sound, Ruston is steeped in history and connected to industry. New urban neighborhood centers are popping up in Ruston, and as far as housing goes, Ruston is home to a variety of architectural styles, home sizes and prices.

Right next door is the aptly named Old Town— it’s where Tacoma’s earliest pioneers first settled down. Small shops and popular restaurants fill relaxed Old Town, and the neighborhood provides easy access to Downtown Tacoma, the waterfront and Proctor District.

Ruston / Old Town Listings

Matt Hume Realtor® since 2002 Neighborhood expert in University Place, Downtown Tacoma, Ruston / Old Town Professional Headshot of Matt Hume

REALTORS® specializing in Ruston / Old Town

Kelli Jo Hjalseth Realtor® since 2001 Neighborhood expert in Stadium / North Slope, West Slope / Narrows, Fircrest Professional Headshot of Kelli Jo Hjalseth