Exit133 is about Tacoma
Advice on Moving to Tacoma
Once upon a time in the early days of Exit133 (waaaayy back in 2006), we asked the question of "Where should I live in Tacoma?" based on an email from a reader.
We were reminded of that conversation when we came across a question thread on Reddit the other day that made us wonder if public sentiment had changed at all since 2006...
My husband and I will be moving [to Tacoma] soon, and we were wondering what neighborhoods would be the safest/nicest to live in? I've been reading through a lot of "Moving to Tacoma" posts on this subreddit, and I'm getting mixed reviews on a lot of neighborhoods. We currently live in one of the most dangerous cities in America. Is there any neighborhood to completely avoid? Any advice?
While we're hesitant to assign an unqualified superlative "best" to any neighborhood over all others, when we asked the question six years ago, it sparked some interesting debate. Looking back, we mentioned changes going on in downtown and the Hilltop. The comments on that article, as we remember them, were incredibly insightful, and helpful, but they have been lost to the sands of time and technology in one of our site upgrades. So we'll rely on your collective memory of the last decade.
In the Reddit thread we're seeing votes for the Stadium District, North Slope, Downtown, and Proctor (as well as Fircrest, Ruston, and University Place...), but what's your advice for someone moving to Tacoma for the first time? How would you recommend they experience the city? And does your 2014 advice differ at all from what you would have advised in 2006?
Do you want to help the folks at Exit133 pay our bills and keep up with of all things Tacoma? Do you want to see even more coverage? Exit133 has always been free to read and comment, and it will stay that way. However, over the years, readers have contributed to the bank account to help us keep up our coverage of goings-on around town. Contribute and this message disappears!Support Exit133