Homes For Sale in Old Town

Situated along the picturesque shores of Commencement Bay, Old Town Tacoma is a historic waterfront neighborhood that offers residents the opportunity to live amidst the charm of a bygone era. Known for its well-preserved historic buildings, cobblestone streets, and stunning water views, Old Town Tacoma provides an idyllic place to call home for those who appreciate the past and savor the present. Whether you're strolling along the scenic waterfront, exploring the vintage architecture, or enjoying the thriving arts and dining scene, Old Town Tacoma embodies the essence of historic coastal living in the Pacific Northwest. Dive into our real estate listings and discover your perfect home in this charming neighborhood, where history meets waterfront allure.

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Old Town Listings June 23, 2024
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About Old Town

Old Town Tacoma is a gem within the Pacific Northwest, rich in history and charm. Situated on a bluff overlooking Commencement Bay, its historical roots run deep, making it one of Tacoma's most storied neighborhoods and a testament to the city's origins.

Long before it became known as Old Town, the area was inhabited by the Puyallup Tribe, who utilized the bountiful shores for fishing and commerce. European settlers, drawn by the promise of the West, began to arrive in the mid-19th century. Among them was Job Carr, a Civil War veteran, who, in 1864, established the first non-native settlement in the area. His cabin, which stands preserved today as the Job Carr Cabin Museum, is a tangible link to the earliest days of Tacoma's history.

As more settlers poured in, the neighborhood blossomed into Tacoma's commercial and residential hub. The region's lumber industry fueled the city's growth, and soon Old Town's streets were lined with businesses, homes, and schools.

What sets Old Town apart, particularly in the realm of real estate, is its commitment to preserving its architectural heritage. Many of the original structures, built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, still stand today. The neighborhood is a living showcase of Victorian, Craftsman, and Colonial Revival styles, among others.

This dedication to preservation has made Old Town a sought-after location for real estate enthusiasts who value character and history. Over the years, many of these historic homes have been carefully restored and modernized, blending the charm of the old with the conveniences of the new.

Today, Old Town Tacoma is a vibrant mix of the past and present. The quaint streets are dotted with boutiques, cafes, and art galleries. The waterfront park and Ruston Way provide stunning views of Commencement Bay, making it a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike. Community events, like the Old Town Blues Festival and the Old Town Summer Concert Series, imbue the neighborhood with a lively, communal spirit.

For those interested in real estate, Old Town Tacoma offers a unique proposition. Beyond just property, you're investing in a piece of history, a community with deep roots, and a location that promises both tranquility and vibrancy.

In summary, Old Town Tacoma encapsulates the essence of the city's history, and its evolution over the years showcases Tacoma's resilience, adaptability, and enduring charm. Investing or residing here means becoming a part of that rich tapestry, an experience that few other places can offer.

Old Town Real Estate

Stay abreast with the most recent property listings in Old Town; this page is diligently refreshed with the newest real estate postings from NWMLS.

Each property profile is exhaustive, highlighting photos, pricing, year of construction, square footage, plot size, bedroom and bathroom specifications, and other salient details. Also available is information on how long the property has been on the market, its MLS identification, and its current listing status.

Explore the external characteristics and architectural nuances of the properties. When applicable, details about appliances or personal items included in the sale will be highlighted. Relevant insights into the Old Town community, such as local maps, educational institutions, and similar properties available for purchase, will also be presented.

Old Town Real Estate Agents

Are you considering buying or selling a home in Old Town? For potential buyers, our Tacoma real estate agents are ready to offer their local expertise and answer any questions about the community and the home-buying process.

For those looking to sell, our experienced agents can provide insights into recent home sales in Old Town, current market trends, and a detailed analysis of your property's value in the current market.

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