People who are familiar with the Proctor District know that it’s really like it’s own little city within a city. Nestled in the North End of Tacoma, the pedestrian-friendly Proctor has all of the amenities people look for in a city within walking distance of each other. Plus, Proctor is situated in an extremely accessible location: the area is served by four convenient bus routes and is only a few minutes drive away from downtown, the waterfront, Point Defiance Park, the Narrows Bridges, and the University of Puget Sound.
Home to Tacoma’s largest independent retail district, a stroll through Proctor will allow you to browse through a variety of shops, whether you’re looking for a trendy boutique or a toy store. Proctor’s dining options are also aplenty— finding a spot to take the family out for dinner or simply grab a happy hour cocktail with a friend is no problem (and Proctor’s atmosphere of sidewalk cafes are perfect for people watching!). The Blue Mouse Theater and Chalet Bowl make excellent weekend activities (and date nights!) and they are even two of the longest running businesses of their kind in the state of Washington. Proctor is also filled with conveniences that just make life easier: financial, home, automotive, pet care, healthcare, childcare services and more are all nearby.
In addition to Proctor’s mainstays, there’s always some special event or festival going on:
- Saturdays, March through December – Proctor Farmers’ Market
- April 12, 2014 – Junior Daffodil Parade
- May 04, 2014 – Tacoma City Marathon
- June 28, 2014 – Twilight Criterium Bike Race
- August 02, 2014 – Proctor Arts Fest
- October 04, 2014 – Chocolate Fest
- November 30, 2014 – Small Business Saturday
- December 06, 2014 – Holiday Fest
For more info, visit the ‘What’s Happening’ page on ProctorDistrict.com.