South End Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
South End is a peaceful residential community located in Tacoma. The excellent location makes it the perfect spot for quick access to Interstate 5, which is only a few miles away. Since the area is mostly residential, the fast access is perfect for those commuting to work in Seattle and downtown Tacoma. It is also perfectly located for those who work on McChord Air Force Base and Fort Lewis, which are located just a short distance south on Interstate 5.
From this wonderful piece of suburbia, recreation is just a few miles away in virtually every direction. One of the most popular destinations in the area is on the north side. This is Wapato Park, home to Wapato Lake. This beautifully maintained park provides public boat access to Wapato Lake, where anglers are commonly seen searching for their next trophy fish. Along the outskirts of the lake is a wonderful paved trail that is normally filled with walkers, runners, and cyclists. It is also normal to see couples walking their dogs through the park or families having picnics.
If shopping is more your thing, a short distance north on Interstate 5 will bring you to Tacoma Mall. This popular shopping destination provides convenience to a mostly residential area. Anchored by Macy’s, Nordstrom, Sears, and JC Penney, Tacoma Mall provides numerous major brands. Other stores include the Apple Store, American Eagle, Victoria’s Secret, Coach, Eddie Bauer, and more.
For those looking for a little excitement, a trip back south down Interstate 5 brings you to Chips Casino. This relatively small venue provides a little gambling excitement without the major crowds of larger casinos. If gambling isn’t the right type of excitement for the family, then a quick drive across 84th Street brings you to Regal Cinemas, a popular destination for area teenagers.