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Old 05-15-2008, 10:09 AM
 
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I may be possibly moving to Tacoma during the summer. I have just started my search for a possible apartment in the area. I am having trouble finding exactly what I am looking for. I would love to find a great place that is NOT part of a huge complex. I despise apartment complexes and would find myself my more happy in an older historic home that has been converted into apartments or something along those lines.

Where I currently live I searched for local property management places and found a great little place. Does anyone know the names and or websites of good local property management firms that they could pass along?

The job does come with a residency requirement as well so I do have to live within Tacoma city limits. Thanks in advance for all of your help.
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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Have you tried the Tacoma newspaper, The News Tribune, whose classifieds you can find at Southsoundclassifieds.com.
Have you also tried: craigslist, rent.com, forrent.com, and apartments.com?
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Old 05-15-2008, 02:33 PM
 
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Look at MGM, Compass, and HCS Property Mngt. I know they do houses, but I"d assume they have appts. too.
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Old 05-18-2008, 01:57 AM
 
Location: Spokane, WA
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I know exactly what you mean. I hate those huge, cheap, massive apartment complexes. They are so plain and have absolutely no character.

I swear by Craigslist. I have found really cool historic apartments on there. The disadvantage of going through a property firm is that you're not going to find as many historic apartments--those are usually found through private rentals. If you can, drive around North Tacoma and you'll see rental signs everywhere. (I would recommend North Tacoma. They're going to have exactly what you're looking for)
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:12 PM
 
Location: The Bay State
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(I would recommend North Tacoma. They're going to have exactly what you're looking for)
Actually for "historic apartments" I'd suggest the northern end of downtown or the area around Stadium High and Wright Park. Not sure I'd really call that "North Tacoma" though . . .
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Spokane, WA
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Actually for "historic apartments" I'd suggest the northern end of downtown or the area around Stadium High and Wright Park. Not sure I'd really call that "North Tacoma" though . . .
Yes, I would consider Stadium High and Wright Park in North Tacoma. If you talk to most anyone who lives in this area, they would call this area North Tacoma.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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I was window shopping for myself today and found this nice interactive map:

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and depending on your range I found three that looked perfect for you within 4 blocks of Wright's park.

The site is too busy at the moment, there was a double brick on north 4th and I street, a rose and white Victorian mansion on north 1st or 2nd about 1 block west of Tacoma Avenue, and a nice brick with a red and white entry that had old world basin vanity in dark wood.

Price range on these was 600-1200, the double brick is a 55+ building, the least expensive. It is very nice I had a relative that lived there. The other two are about 900 a month I think. By the way we call the area Old Tacoma or The Historical District

Good luck and it is a lovely area, I grew up there, close to many areas of interest.

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Old 06-06-2012, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Downtown Tacoma
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A lot of the smaller, older apartments complexes don't advertise other than a sign on the building. Williams Properties has the nicest historic rentals in the area but they will cost you.
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:06 PM
 
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Check Williams Properties. (oops, sorry, I just notcied the post above that recommended them, but will post this, anyway.) They are a family company that manages a few historic apartment buildings in the Stadium District near Wright Park. I'm waiting for one in their only dog-friendly building to open up, but they currently have some openings in the buildings that only allow cats. The places are beautiful inside; wood floors, nice kitchens, etc. I don't know if a link is allowed, but will try:

Williams Properties

There are photos of the vacancies they have coming up or available now.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Tacoma
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Just another vote for Williams properties since they have some really beautiful well maintained buildings in the Stadium District.
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