The stadium district offers a unique urban lifestyle with options from modest Victorian and Craftsman style homes, revamped historical condo buildings, high rise apartments and Urban loft style town homes.
All of your amenities are walk-able and offer unique experiences from the historic and family owned Ranko Pharmacy to restaurants, theater district and downtown Tacoma.
Stadium High School was built on a site that originally was going to be a grand hotel and after it burnt to the ground, bricks & debris removed, Stadium High School was born in 1906. This incredible castle is built in a French Renaissance style, it is on the historic registry, hosts a Stadium Bowl for athletic events that will take your breath away. Another cool piece is that it was featured in the 1999 movie, 10 things I hate about you. A GREAT Tacoma Public High School!
Rankos Pharmacy has been family owned for 85 years, built in 1920 and in the grand 40’s ad 50’s, had a soda fountain and served green rivers, banana splits, cherry cola and provided a juke box for a little boogie woogie. When you step into Ranko’s it is like stepping back in time with a museum of pharmacy memorabilia, historic photographs and what are now considered replicas of antique toys (most of which I played with when a kid).
Wright Park and the WW Seymore Botanical Conservatory are 27 acres of donated space by B. Wright in 1856 and in 1908, William W Seymore providing the gift of the botanical conservatory. Over 600 trees, many well over 100 years old -both native and exotic, a new 54 foot long bridge over a water feature, year round playground for kids, summertime spray-play ground, Lawn Bowling & Bocce Ball.
Kings Books is a fabulous place of discovery with new& used books and a great collection of comic books.
Tacoma Little Theater-originally an auto repair shop in 1913 then in 1940, the Tacoma Drama League purchased the property and to this day utilizes some of the original turning vehicle platforms as a feature on their stage for sets.
Eateries are endless but to highlight a few;
For a taste of Bavarian delight, there is the Rhein Haus with an indoor Bocce Ball court, 24 different drafts of beer and of course, brats!
Shake-Shake-Shake will tantalize your most picky milkshake taste buds and the burgers are amazing!
The Parkway Tavern is a step back in time born in 1935 serving hardy burgers, sandwiches, draft beer and of course opportunities to play pool.
The streets are lined with historic Victorian, Tudor and Colonial homes. Many of them are on the National Registry of Historic places. Some have been beautifully converted into bed & breakfasts. Every now and again one of those unique properties comes available on the market for the buyer seeking such a treasure.