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Old 08-22-2012, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Downtown Tacoma
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Downtown & Hilltop above it have pretty low crime rates. I believe the lowest in the city. NYR1199, check out some of the condos in the area on craigslist and there are a ton of apartments on Broadway that don't advertise that much because they post a sign and they get rented. Around Yakima Ave. 25th-19th is another good place to look. Lots of new townhomes to rent and there is a new apartment complex Vue25 that has units under $1k. I lived (owned & rented) in that neighborhood for 5+ years and liked it. I have co-workers who live in Vue25 and they like it. Its up the hill though so a bit of a walk from Broadway, easy drive.

Court 17: great area on the UWT campus. A few bars. More touristy restaurants.
Villagio Apartments: In the middle of Downtown. Probably really quiet. The cafe moved out to expand in Downtown Tacoma on Pacific Ave.
Thea's Landing: See my first response to the OP. Nice place though.
Park Tower: street is a bit iffy (not in a I wouldn't rent there type of way) I have had friends live there and they loved it (great views!). Dated in the public areas. Near lots of great bars, grocery store, wright park etc.
Bella on Broadway: Center of the St Helens neighborhood. Close to everything. New.
Vista Del Ray Apartments: Older, great view, have had friends live there that liked it. Away from the downtown riffraff.

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Old 08-24-2012, 09:06 AM
 
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Thank you guys so much for information, very handy. I look foward to looking aroud all next week. I'll also check out Pullyup area.

One final question, whats the word on Gig Harbor? I've read good things about Forest Grove Apartments there that I want to check out? Hows the commute to downtown? Is there a tolls etc?
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Seattle-Tacoma, WA Area
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I'd avoid Gig Harbor, because there is now a $4.00 toll crossing the bridge every day. That is $4.00 for each trip, not each way. The Puyallup area is very nice and more affordable. If you go on a clear day and see the stunning view of Mt Rainier from Puyallup, that alone may convince you.

I've never heard Hilltop had a low crime rate, I heard the crime rate there use to be some of the worse in Tacoma, but the area is improving. That still doesn't mean it has a low crime rate.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:43 PM
 
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Default Thanks for Pallyup info -- any more ???

Thanks for the info about Pallyup! My son-in-law is interviewing with Boeing for a position at their Pallyup facility. We are looking for a smaller, family-friendly city in that area. My kids have an 8 mo. old son who we'll be trying to find good schools for. We are outdoor enthusiasts (hubby and I will also be relocating to a place of our own there. He works from home and I watch my grandson). We enjoy RV'ing, hiking, motorcycle and bicycle riding. Kids are looking forward to living close enough to an area to reacquaint themselves with some culture (concerts, symphony, etc.). We are church goers, but are fine with an area considered progressive - after all, where else would you get good discussions !!! Thanks for any advice you can lend.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:01 PM
 
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I'd look at Enumclaw. Maybe Graham. Enumclaw has a better location if you want access to Seattle cultural events.
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