Living in Tacoma

Welcome to Tacoma, located at the foot of stunning Mount Rainier and along the pristine shores of Puget Sound in Washington State, bordered by miles of beaches and waterfront parks. Not far from Seattle, Tacoma Washington is a unique city that contains an international port, is home to nearly 200,000 residents, and offers affordable living and a plethora of eateries, museums, galleries and shops.

The city's downtown Cultural District boasts the Washington State History Museum, the Children's Museum, and the Tacoma Art Museum. For those who like to escape through theater, downtown Tacoma's thriving Theatre District centerpiece is the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, which manages the 89-year-old Pantages Theater, the Rialto Theater, the Theatre on the Square, the Tacoma Opera, the Tacoma Symphony and the Tacoma Chorus.

Tacoma Skyline

Attractions such as Emerald Downs Race Track, the Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad, the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Six Flags Wild Waves and Enchanted Village Amusement Park, draw thousands of visitors each year from around the nation. Nature lovers can enjoy Point Defiance Park, one of Tacoma's largest parks spanning 702 acres. The park is brimming with recreation along the waterfront and boasts miles of scenic walking trails and marvels like the Narrows Bridge, the fifth-longest suspension bridge in the United States. This impressive structure stretches over Puget Sound between Tacoma and Gig Harbor.

Nicknamed the "City of Destiny," Tacoma is a city rich in history and impressive in its natural and man-made resources. The scenery alone is breathtaking, but this special, diverse city caters to residents and visitors alike with its first class shopping, dining, theaters and award-winning arts and architecture.

 

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Tacoma Government

City of Tacoma

City of Tacoma

Phone: (800) 833-6386
Web: www.cityoftacoma.org

Tacoma Police Department

Tacoma Police Department

Phone: (253) 798-4721
Web: www.cityoftacoma.org/police

Tacoma Fire Department

Tacoma Fire Department

Phone: (253) 591-5737
Web: www.cityoftacoma.org/fire

McChord Air Force Base

McChord Air Force Base

Web: www.62aw.af.mil

Tacoma Chamber of Commerce

Tacoma Chamber of Commerce

Phone: (253) 627-2175
Web: www.tacomachamber.org

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Tacoma Transportation

Pierce Transit

Pierce Transit

Phone: (253) 581-8000
Web: www.piercetransit.org

Washington State Ferries

Washington State Ferries

Phone: (206) 464-6400
Web: www.wsdot.wa.gov

Sea-Tac Airport

Sea-Tac Airport

Phone: (206) 787-5388
Web: www.portseattle.org/seatac