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Welcome to Tacoma!

By Kevin Mullin, Owner & Managing Broker of Windermere Professional Partners

Congratulations on the new digs in downtown! But we know what you are saying to yourselves now…”Tacoma?! Really?!” “ The place that smells and aren’t ALL the COPS reruns filmed there?” Admit it, something like that probably crossed your mind. Well hopefully by the end of this blog post your mind will be put at some ease. I am here to tell you…Tacoma doesn’t suck.


I am going to give you a few examples of the serious “cool factor” we have going on here, along with some areas you may want to consider for your individual lifestyle. This will at least give you some ideas as to where to look.


Downtown Tacoma has developed into a diverse and welcoming area. University of Washington Tacoma Campus takes up most of the south end of downtown, on the opposite end is Antique row, Opera Alley, and some great Pubs, Restaurants and Coffee houses. Great theater can be found at the Grand Cinema and Pantages, and the Annual First Night event is always a hit! If you love this you will love living at anyone of the Downtown Condo projects, offering Urban Living at its best.


tacoma museumThe Waterfront and Old Town area is the place for waterfront dining, a long walk and unmatched 4th of July Festivities! This very pedestrian friendly area has some great homes providing wide open views of the Olympics and Commencement Bay, just a few minutes from Downtown makes it a convenient North Tacoma community with virtually no commute. Just up the hill is the Proctor area popular again for neighborhood restaurants and the best specialty food stores. This area also is just minutes from Downtown, and is focused more on the community than the view. The 2015 US Open will be held at our very own Chambers Bay golf course!


Surrounding Communities include, Gig Harbor, University Place, West Slope, Fircrest, Lakewood, Puyallup, DuPont, Edgewood, Fife and Milton. If you would like more information on any of these specific communities feel free to contact us directly at


Tacoma has a lot of the great culture that is usually reserved for larger cities, but we have all that with TAM, Glass Museum, and the new Le May car museum. This is UNIQUE stuff! But for me, it’s the people. When I am at one of the Pubs ending the day with a cold one it is not uncommon to meet the person next to me and have a great conversation about whatever. Tacoma is a very welcoming community and from one Tacoman, I would like to welcome all of you to Tacoma! Hope to meet you at the next chair over!


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  1. Really great article Kevin. No doubt you are a brilliant ADD mind and super savvy Realtor. Just want to let you know that I admire you, even though you can be a total jerk sometimes( I say that with love). If anyone can be a freaking HUGE success….you can; and will!

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