Eastside Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Eastside Tacoma is located just a few miles south of the Interstate-5 and Interstate-705 connection, making it a highly accessible residential community. The location offers excellent tranquility with quick access to the conveniences of Tacoma and Seattle. The area is also only 5-10 minutes south of the Port of Tacoma, making it a popular neighborhood for those employed by area industry.
One of the major attractions of this neighborhood is the relative isolation from the congestion of major development elsewhere in the city. Surrounded almost entirely by other communities, parks, and schools, Eastside Tacoma is a peaceful area known for its family friendly atmosphere.
Located off of Pioneer Way is Swan Creek County Park, a 250-acre park with limited amenities, but great opportunities for nature viewing. Inside of the park is a creek that is home to a known breeding population of salmon. One of the biggest draws of the park is salmon spawning season, when thousands of fish are seen pushing their way up the creek to spawn. Bird watching is another popular activity in this area, as this heavily wooded park is frequented by numerous species of birds. For those looking to get in a little exercise, the park has several unpaved trails that are frequently used by walkers, runners, and off-road cyclists. The park is also popular for picnics.
Those interested in learning a little more about the area can take a trip north towards the Port of Tacoma. Located on the west side of the port off of Dock Street is the Washington State History Museum. This is a popular destination for school field trips and area tourists. Next to the museum is the Museum of Glass, which provides an interesting look into glass making. If art is more to your liking, then the area also offers an art museum located just across the street from the Museum of Glass.