The Proctor District is one of Tacoma’s most celebrated and desirable neighborhoods, offering residents an urban village experience that harkens back to a simpler time. The area features a wonderful mix of owner operated shops and restaurants, including the upscale Metropolitan Market, Chalet Bowl and the historic Blue Mouse Theater – the oldest continuously operating movie theater in Washington State.
The University of Puget Sound, which moved its campus to its current North End location back in 1924, provides its neighbors with access to a variety of academic and cultural activities. The Proctor District hosts a lively local farmer’s market, the second largest in the city, every Saturday from April through November. The neighborhood offers excellent public schools and easy access to Point Defiance Park, the waterfront and downtown Tacoma.
Local real estate agent Jeff Williams lives in an 1885 Victorian in Proctor that was included on the Tacoma Register of Historic Places in 2012. “Proctor is very popular with people moving to Tacoma,” Williams says. “They love walking to everything – restaurants, bowling, Met market. Houses in the neighborhood are selling like wildfire.” Williams says “our last few listings have all been within walking distance of Proctor and all have sold for full price in just days.”