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6th Ave Disctrict
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6th Ave Tacoma District has so much to offer. The defining characteristic is its commercial core (6th Avenue itself). Here you will find a wide assortment of interesting shops, tattoo parlors, restaurants, music venues, coffee roasters and sellers. 6th Ave Tacoma is a colorful array of northwest culture and activity. Additionally, 15 acre Jefferson Park offers space for team sports, a spray ground and a field house for classes. Each week May through September there is a farmer’s market on the Ave at Pine Street intersection. So many terrific businesses have opened in the past decade and continue opening on a regular basis. You’ll find a great variety of eclectic shops such as Crescent Moon Gift Shop and Tea Lounge, and Tacoma Games featuring tons of unique board and role play games that you just couldn’t buy at Target. Other great businesses include Valhalla Coffee (a personal favorite and daily stop), Asado (an Argentine themed steakhouse), Engine House 9 (an actual fire station turned brewery/restaurant), Primo Grill, Dirty Oscars Annex, Gateway to India and many more!
6th Ave Tacoma formerly served as a thoroughfare between downtown Tacoma and the Narrows Bridge to Gig Harbor. While it no longer leads to a bridge, it is one of the main arterial streets bisecting the city, even serving as the separator between North and South addresses.
At the western boundary of central Tacoma is Cheney Stadium, recently renovated from an old baseball field to a state of the art stadium, home to the Tacoma Rainiers, our minor league team. In this area of town, many homes were built in the 50s and 60s, so you have ranch homes, daylight ramblers as well as a handful of Craftsman. Homes in the 6th Avenue / Central Tacoma area average about $275,000.