Tacoma Country Estates; Over 55 Community

Tacoma Country Estates, is one of the nicest 55+ parks around. Wheelchair friendly-This is a large double wide offering a gracious floor plan with tall vaulted ceiling. Family gatherings will be special in great room off the dining room and kitchen. One end is dedicated as the Master suite with private bath including a soaking tub & shower. On the other end is the second bdrm and full bath. Carport enclosed with garage door. Must be owner occupied, No sub-leasing. Carpets cleaned, ready to move in.

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1,576 square feet
  • Built in 1991
  • Offered for $60,000

The Tacoma Country Estates is senior retirement living for folks over 55. There aren’t currently any activities in this community, however just 5 miles away, you can find the Puyallup Activity Center that provides senior services. The promote the physical, emotional and economic well-being of senior residents in the area. They offer many activities and classes! If you’re a newbie to computers, they offers classes to sharpen your skills. Looking for new friends? There’s bridge, advanced bridge, bingo, bunco, karaoke, card making, chess club, a conversation group, kitting, crocheting, needlework, a nutrition program, oil painting, photography, quilting and more – there’s something for everyone!

Aches and pains? We’ve all got them. Thankfully the activity center offers health and wellness options. You can get your blood pressure checked, learn the basics of how to stretch and strength train, figure out what’s bothering your knee, learn about balancing, natural healing for back pain, foot care, video exercise, Tai Chi and chair yoga. Most of these classes are free to you or at a very low cost.

If you’re looking to give back to the community, there are volunteer opportunities available like receptionist, teaching others how to use tablets, Kindles and iPads, plus special events and tennis, boxing and baseball.

Special events include haircuts, mobile art, zumba dance classes, cooking with Chef Kayla, massages, a pancake breakfast, a class on how to stretch your grocery dollars and beat the winter blues, income tax assistance and planning your estate + many more classes at varied times throughout the year.  Be sure to check their website or call for upcoming classes.

What could be more fun than getting out with a group of people and exploring? The activity center provides trips and tours and day trips often include a breakfast, lunch or dinner stop. Take a walk along beautiful Ruston Way and visit the Chinese Reconciliation Park, with a lunch stop at The Spar. Explore two of Puyallup’s wonderful parks with stop at The Ram for lunch. Stay indoors in the big city with a tour of the Seattle Art Museum at take a peek at some traveling exhibits. Have a solid poker face? Then you’ll enjoy the trip to the Little Creek Casino in Olympia – this is a 7 hour trip, but you’ll have plenty of time for blackjack, keno or slot machines. And if you’re looking for extended travel, they plan in advance for trips to New Orleans, the Imperial Cities of Prague, Vienna and Budapest, South Africa, Scotland & Ireland, and Scandinavia.

Venturing out on your own? The Emerald Queen Casino is just minutes away. They’re going through a little bit of a remodel, but don’t let that deter you from having fun! Choose from 56 of your favorite Vegas-style table games, with an ample non-smoking area. There’s plenty of dining options to choose from too, like their International Restaurant offering gourmet Chinese, American and Continental. There’s an International Buffet, the Palace Deli and Asian Garden. What a casino be without it’s nightlife entertainment? MMA Sports, Air Supply, Gary Allan, Blue Oyster Cult are just a few of the acts you can catch here.

For groceries, shopping and dining Fred Meyer and more are located at the corner of River Road and Meridian Ave and less than 5 miles away.

This home is in also in close proximity to Downtown Puyallup and the on ramp to I-5.

For a private tour call Sloan Hunter at 253-988-0885.

Posted on February 8, 2019 at 7:01 pm
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Urban Cool Condominium at The Roberson Building

The ultimate of Urban Cool: The Roberson Building Downtown Tacoma! Steel and concrete designed by renowned Architect Lyn Messenger. Wall to wall and floor to ceiling wood wrapped windows offering views of Mountains & Commencement Bay. Great room, open kitchen, granite counters and stainless gas appliances. Master Suite + 2nd bedroom & guest bathroom. Walk the Theater District to the light rail, restaurants, coffee and shops. Unparalleled amenities include secured parking garage w/2 spaces, fitness center, guest suite, private courtyard & Owner’s Lounge for private parties.

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1.75 bathrooms
  • 1,237 square feet
  • Built in 2007
  • Common garage for parking
  • 90%+ high efficiency forced air + Central A/C
  • Offered for $457,500

There’s no shortage of greatness about living in this location! Public transportation, endless dining options, easy commute, stunning views of the skyline, social opportunities, entertainment in many forms and the energy that comes from living in downtown Tacoma and being a part of this vibrant community!

The Theater District Station, a part of the Tacoma Link Light Rail is just three blocks away and is a 1.6-mile light rail line ending at Tacoma Dome Station and is free to ride. The city of Tacoma is proudly currently working on an expansion plan with construction finalizing in 2022. This project will more than double the current length and will reach new destinations like the Old City Hall, the Stadium District, Wright Park and the Hilltop communities. Check here for link updates! If you commute north and want to skip driving you can catch the Sounder Train at the Tacoma Dome Station northbound to Seattle – it’s convenient, cheap (about $5 to ride) and less of a hassle than sitting in I-5 traffic for events or commuting!

There’s no shortage of places to wine and dine at in this area. Black Kettle Bites & Brew takes about a minute to walk to. They have hot coffee and cold beer, plus breakfast burritos, granola and yogurt bowls, really good panini sandwiches, salads and yummy little snacks. It’s a great place to go if you need a quick bite to eat and to get some work done.

You’ll be high in the sky after eating at Over the Moon Cafe, another short walk. It’s a family boutique-style restaurant, that brings you a warm, welcoming dining experience, a fab place for lunch or dinner and is highly rated. Doesn’t braised short rib ragu, slow cooked with red wine, carrot, celery, garlic an onion and served over rigatoni sound divine? Whatever dish you get, just save room for one of their heavenly desserts!

Craving a delicious, cheesy late night pizza that you can walk to? Puget Sound Pizza is just a couple blocks away. Get it to go or dine in. You probably won’t want to get it to go after you see how entertaining the local karaoke crew is. Follow them on Facebook to keep tabs on current pie specials.

Now you must be into cheesy things to dine at this next place – STINK Cheese-Meat and El Tufo Wine Bar is across the street and it’s the go-to place for cheese lovers. This cafe serves meats, cheeses & creative sandwiches with an adjacent wine bar and offers Spanish tapas. I recommend the 5 cheese plate and the meat plate, because you can never have enough of those two things. It’s creamy with a little sweetness and savory accompanied with a little brininess. Cleanse your palate with one of their many Spanish wines.

Take a walk to everyone’s favorite sweet treat spot in town, Corina Bakery – they make artisan desserts and savories from scratch; from cookies to quiches to custom baked cakes. They also offer an extensive menu for folks with dietary restrictions. Their vegetable quiche is so light, full of fresh veggies and roasted garlic. Their buttercream frosting on top of any of their cakes will make you break your diet. I highly recommend them for all your cake making needs, as they continue to prove based on the photos on their Instagram account that there isn’t any design they can’t do, plus the inside of the cake is always going to my yummy!

From live theater, to independent and foreign films, to up and coming comedy acts, there are diverse entertainment options all within 5 minutes of your home! The Grand Cinema is next door to Corina Bakery. Discover first-run independent and foreign films playing in downtown Tacoma at this nonprofit, volunteer supported cinema. They feature local products in concessions and are open 365 days a year thanks to the dedicated volunteers and members. It’s the place to go when you’re checking off your Oscars ballot.

You don’t have to go to Seattle to see stunning and artistic performances! The Broadway Center for the Performing Arts is a non-profit organization located in the historical Theater District of Tacoma. Don’t miss their upcoming list of eclectic events  from The Tacoma Symphony, Cinderella performed by the Tacoma City Ballet, The Reunion Beatles – Fantasy Tribute, Thousand Faces Chinese Opera – presented by the Asia Pacific Cultural Center, and Brew Five Three – Tacoma’s Beer and Music Festival. Support your local and affordable performing arts!

The Tacoma Comedy Club is the place to go if you’re looking for a few good laughs. Here, you’ll have a chance to see new talent, popular traveling talent or give it YOUR best shot at open-mike night! Jamie Kennedy is performing in May, Bill Bellamy will be making an appearance in June, Jay Mohr and Aries Spears in July and everything in between. Check out their website to see all upcoming comedians.

Or maybe you’re looking for a great local spot to get outdoors in the fresh and open air for a while. Lucky for you Wright Park is less than a mile walk. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around this 27 acre park, surrounded by 600 rumbustious trees. It’s a wonderful place to slow down to and gather one’s thoughts, read a book or have a picnic and enjoy the beams of sunlight peeking through, warming your skin.

Another great place to walk to is The Broadway Farmers Market – It’s a collection of local growers, specialty food producers & artisans that gather for a Thursday marketplace. It’s open May- October from 10am to 3pm and hosts more than 80 vendors. It’s a all-in-one place to grab some lunch, listen to some local music and pick up fresh fruits and veggies.

There really is no shortage of dining, shopping or entertainment in this part of the city, it’s always a buzz! Take a walk and you’ll be sure to discover more!

For a private tour call Sloan Hunter at 253-988-0885.

Posted on April 20, 2018 at 7:06 pm
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