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New housing trend has Seattleites moving to Tacoma

There's a growing buzz of conversation around the trend of Seattleites moving to Tacoma to get more bang for their real estate dollar. We wrote about it after the Urban Studies forum in the context of looking for a balance between jobs and housing and again when the Seattle Times looked at net domestic migration trends from the census.

The latest addition to the conversation comes from Tacoma real estate agent Marguerite Giguere, talking about the trend that's got her "running around with her hair on fire," and comparing Seattle and Tacoma neighborhoods to show just how much more bang for the buck you can get here.

It seems clear that the trend is real, but just how long it will last, or what it will do for Tacoma is less clear. Are you ready to ride the wave and see where it takes us?

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Comments

Ko Wibowo

This is a great trend/news for small businesses such as restaurants, breweries, bars, one of a kind retails, and urban housing (live/work, work/live) which the City should pay more attention to and help them flourish.  These small developments will truly shape Tacoma and give its identity.

May 5, 2015 at 3:27 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Karen

The transit companies need to step up their game if this is to continue.  They are not ready for this, never have been.

May 5, 2015 at 4:23 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Kristy

If the Tacoma Dome station parking lot is any indication, we need better infrastructure to handle the jump in commuters.

May 5, 2015 at 5:24 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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JDHasty

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2015/05/05/3776566_tacoma-mayor-chamber-agree-to.html?rh=1

If the mayor and Chamber of Cronyism get their way you won’t have to worry about this trend continuing.  Basically what this article is reporting is that the Mayor and the Chamber are conspiring to freeze the status quo, which in the City of Tacoma means 7.5% unemployment.

May 6, 2015 at 8:10 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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