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Old 01-15-2014, 02:42 PM
 
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We're moving to Tacoma in a month a half and currently looking at a place near Cheney Stadium.

Both my wife and I are from Washington State and lived there for most of our lives, but neither of us have spent much time in Tacoma (we're moving to that city so that we can be close to both of our families)

What's the general vibe of that area?
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:25 AM
 
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We're moving to Tacoma in a month a half and currently looking at a place near Cheney Stadium.

Both my wife and I are from Washington State and lived there for most of our lives, but neither of us have spent much time in Tacoma (we're moving to that city so that we can be close to both of our families)

What's the general vibe of that area?
I guess that kind of depends on what side of the freeway you're on. There's Oakland-Madrona, which is a little more of a poorer place I guess you could say, it's the area around Center Street between Union and Tyler (which leads from Center to 19th and Cheney Stadium and becomes Stevens Street from 19th northward). That's South of Highway 16. Over near 19th (north of Highway 16, you'll pass under 16 while driving on Tyler near Foss High School) is pretty nice in my opinion, I like the area. I always shop at the Fred Meyer on 19th right across from Cheney and I like it. Basically, I'd say this: Stay to the west of Tyler/Stevens Street at least until you hit 12th Street and you'll likely be in a pretty good neighborhood. East of Tyler/Stevens gets a little sketchy rather quickly. Not the worst place in Tacoma, not even close, just a little sketchy. If you live along the 19th Street corridor be careful, it's busier street than you might imagine, it has access to Highway 16 and further to the west, where 19th meets Mildred Street, there's Tacoma Community College so you'll probably have a lot of students commuting up and down 19th when school's in session.
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Old 01-16-2014, 10:22 AM
 
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It depends on what part of Tacoma that you are in. Some parts are as nice as parts of Seattle and some parts are not very good. The Proctor District of the north end is pretty nice but it might be a little expensive. Ruston and the area around near Point Defiance Park is nice but not great. Some houses have great views. University Place is nice which is not part of Tacoma officially but is borders on it to the north and east. I would say that the best areas are in north of Sixth Avenue or in University Place but the housing is more expensive. The area by the University of Puget Sound is pretty nice which close to the Proctor District.

I grew up about 5 blocks from Point Defiance Park. The neighbor that I grew up in was blue collar and still might be. A lot of people worked at the Smelter which was about 6 blocks away but it torn down 10 or more years ago.

Rick
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:31 AM
 
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I guess that kind of depends on what side of the freeway you're on. There's Oakland-Madrona, which is a little more of a poorer place I guess you could say, it's the area around Center Street between Union and Tyler (which leads from Center to 19th and Cheney Stadium and becomes Stevens Street from 19th northward). That's South of Highway 16. Over near 19th (north of Highway 16, you'll pass under 16 while driving on Tyler near Foss High School) is pretty nice in my opinion, I like the area. I always shop at the Fred Meyer on 19th right across from Cheney and I like it. Basically, I'd say this: Stay to the west of Tyler/Stevens Street at least until you hit 12th Street and you'll likely be in a pretty good neighborhood. East of Tyler/Stevens gets a little sketchy rather quickly. Not the worst place in Tacoma, not even close, just a little sketchy. If you live along the 19th Street corridor be careful, it's busier street than you might imagine, it has access to Highway 16 and further to the west, where 19th meets Mildred Street, there's Tacoma Community College so you'll probably have a lot of students commuting up and down 19th when school's in session.
Good to hear, the bolded part here is pretty much exactly the area that we are looking at.
Thank you
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