Tacoma Apartments for Rent
Tacoma, WashingtonTacoma, Washington is a mid-sized urban port city. Tacoma is situated on a peninsula on the southern end of Washington's Puget Sound, 32 miles southwest of Seattle, 31 miles northeast of the State capitol, Olympia and 58 miles northwest of Mount Rainier National Park. Tacoma has an estimated population of 200,000.
Tacoma, Washington Real Estate and Apartment RentalsRight now is a great time to rent an apartment in Tacoma, Washington because the city has been investing great sums of money into the downtown core to establish the University of Washington, Tacoma, Tacoma Link, the first modern electric light rail service in the state, various art and history museums, and a restored inlet, the Thea Foss Waterway.
Tacoma-Pierce County has been named as one of the most livable areas in the country Tacoma was also recently listed as one of the most walkable cities in the country. Downtown living has flourished with new apartments and lofts accommodating those people wishing to live downtown.
One of the largest urban parks in the U.S, Point Defiance Park, is located in Tacoma. Within the park, the scenic Five Mile Drive allows access to many of the park's attractions, such as Owen Beach, Camp Six, Fort Nisqually, the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, and many other smaller sightseeing locations. There are many historic structures within the park such as the Pagoda located near the park entrance.
Another larger park is Wapato Park, which has a lake and walking trails that circle the lake. Titlow Beach, located at the end of 6th Avenue, is a popular scuba diving area. Wright Park, located near downtown, is a large, English-style park which contains Wright Park Arboretum and the W. W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory.
The University of Washington, Tacoma and other Universities and Colleges in TacomaTacoma has a number of institutions of higher learning: including University of Puget Sound, Tacoma Community College, Bates Technical College, and the University of Washington, Tacoma. Pacific Lutheran University and Pierce College also lie within the greater Tacoma area in the areas of Parkland and Lakewood/Puyallup respectively.
Newspapers in Tacoma, WashingtonThe city's major daily newspaper is The News Tribune. Tacoma also has local papers such as the Tacoma Weekly, Tacoma Daily Index and the South Sound weekly entertainment newspaper Weekly Volcano.
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