Tacoma’s Proctor District is one of the most sought after communities in the south Puget Sound region and is arguably the heart of North Tacoma. It is largely defined by its outstanding shopping district which features gourmet grocer, Metropolitan Market. There is a terrific mix of specialty boutiques including a hobby shop, a used book store, many gift shops and great places to eat. Washington’s oldest bowling alley is located here and an historic movie theatre, the Blue Mouse. In addition, there are parks, and hiking trails.
Many homes in the area offer views of Commencement Bay and Mount Rainier. In the summertime, some of these same homes offer prime viewing of the annual Tacoma, Washington Fireworks display on the 4th of July. Most homes were built after the turn of the 20th Century. Architectural styles vary. Common styles here include Craftsman, Bungalow, Tudor, English Cottage and Colonial, to name a few. Home prices average $300,000.
The Proctor District is close to Point Defiance Park, freeway access, the waterfront, University of Puget Sound, UW Tacoma campus, hospitals and much more. The Proctor Saturday Farmers’ Market happens every Saturday nearly year round. Fresh produce, flowers and plants are offered at North 27th & Proctor as well as live music and food.