Tacoma is a port city in Washington state, home to around 200,000 people. Located 32 miles southwest of Seattle and 31 miles northeast of Olympia on the Puget Sound, it’s a natural place for a port and transport hub. Previously voted on of the most livable areas in the country, there is a lot of depth to this city.
The local economy is a mixture of industry, military, health and transportation. The port is a major employer while Joint Base Lewis–McChord employs over 60,000 people.
Corporate housing in Tacoma is made up of furnished apartments, condos and townhomes. All are within commuter areas and are easily accessible by car.
Tacoma area major employers include the military, the port, healthcare, finance, insurance, aerospace, logistics, government and education.
Major employers in Tacoma include Joint Base Lewis-McChord, MultiCare Health System, CHI Franciscan Health, State Farm Insurance, Emerald Queen Casino, Safeway, Boeing, U.S. Postal Service, Amazon, Walmart, Puyallup Tribe, Davita, Milgard Manufacturing, Comcast Cable, Camp Murray, Pierce Transit and Kaiser Permanente.
Medical centers in Tacoma include Kaiser Permanente Tacoma Medical Center Cardiology, Jackson Hall Medical Center and Mary Bridge Children’s Health Center.
You will land at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac) (SEA) if you fly into Tacoma. It is 25 miles north of the city.
Amtrak runs two services into the city, Amtrak Cascade and Amtrak Coast Starlight. Local rail is modest and run by Tacoma LINK and is a mix of streetcar and light rail.
Buses use Tacoma Dome Station with Greyhound, Northwestern Trailways, Sound Transit, King County Metro, Intercity Transit and Pierce Transit all offering services.
Arriving by road will likely use I-5 or I-90 with highways and local routes handling commuter traffic.
Tacoma is a nice place to live with steady employment, relatively low crime and lots of opportunity.
Neighborhoods of Tacoma include North End, Northeast Tacoma, West End, Eastside-Enact, South Tacoma, Ruston, South End, Central and Newtacoma.
Things to see and do in Tacoma include Point Defiance Park, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Foss Waterway Seaport, LeMay – America’s Car Museum, Stratford House, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma Children’s Museum, Tacoma Museum of Glass, The Seymour Botanical Conservatory, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Freighthouse Square and Tacoma Mall.
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