This port city in the Pacific Northwest sits on the shores of Puget Sound with the spectacular Mount Rainier looming behind it, just sixty miles away. Tacoma, Washington is home to about 200,000 people and offers more than just its natural beauty. Tacoma is centrally located, being only about thirty miles to Seattle and thirty miles to the state capital, Olympia. Tacoma is a unique city that buzzes with business activity, arts and culture, intriguing dining options, shopping, and outdoor activities.
A large percent of Tacoma residents get around via automobile, with an average commute to work taking about thirty minutes. Public transportation is used by a small percentage of residents and includes buses, trains, and ferries. Many consider Tacoma one of the most walkable cities in the country, and plenty of residents take full advantage of that.