Centrally Located 3 BD Rambler – South Tacoma

Centrally located Rambler with a finished basement. The main floor has been freshly painted offers floor to ceiling windows bringing in all day sun. Warm hardwood floors greet your guests and they will be impressed with the centered  fireplace for all to enjoy. A charming kitchen boasts updated countertops and tile flooring overlooking the backyard. Off the kitchen is a door leading out to a deck and backyard making it easy to entertain and pet friendly. Two bedrooms and a full bath with tile floor and surround on main floor. Lower level has the third bedroom and the 2nd bath with an open light and bright rec room. This level has large windows and private access plus the laundry. Almost a ¼ lot in the city plus 2 car attached garage close to freeway, restaurants, & shopping – commuter dream location.

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1.75 bathrooms
  • 1,830 square feet
  • 10,440 square foot lot
  • 2-car attached garage
  • Built in 1949

Stretching between South Park and Oak Tree Park, South Tacoma’s Water Flume Line Trail offers the things that multi use trail fans love. This 2.5 mile (one way) trail connects to other trails and is great for walkers, joggers and cyclists! Some upgraded were made to this trail in 2016 that  included a shared-use path for bicycles and pedestrians, ADA compliant curb ramps, new storm drains, pedestrian crossing marking, a traffic signal upgrade, and trail user amenities pedestrian level lighting, benches, signs, and bike racks.

Close by is Wards Lake Park – a 20 acre little oasis tucked between urban life. There’s a fishing pier, playground, picnic shelter and walking trails. This relatively deep lake is primarily managed for Rainbow Trout and Kokanee, which is great if you’re into doing a little fishing; the most promising months are latter half of April through October.

Just a two miles away, you can find the Star Center a fitness and recreation center. They offer a number of personal training classes like yoga, Zumba, power mix, cycling, mixed fit, and kendo. They also have plenty of youth activities, but the most popular is their state-of-the-art Treetops Playgrounds that includes three spaces and over 5,000 sq. feet of play space for different ages and interests; providing year round fun! Some other features are, a Play, Learn and Grow Preschool, birthday party experiences, cooking & nutrition, senior programs and facility rentals.

In the mood for some delicious scratch-made comfort food? Then head to the Homestead Restaurant, because they’ve been serving it up home style breakfast, lunch and dinner for 30 years. They also have tasty, scratch-made pastries that are heavily! Put your stretch pants on and go all in, trying their very popular Wagon Wheel – it’s a fresh baked cinnamon roll, stuffed with eggs, cheese, ham and bacon. Oh my! You’ll definitely need a stroll down the Water Flume Trail after diving into this.

Want to catch the latest blockbuster release? The Regal Cinemas Lakewood is less than a mile away! This theater complex with multiple screens featuring new release films, plush seating & concession stand.

Get great prices on groceries and bulk foods at Winco, less than 2 miles away. Save in bulk on herbs, all your baking needs (perfect for the holidays!), beans, dried pasta, nuts, trail mix, granola and dried fruits that you can’t normally find in other grocery stores like dried kiwi. They also have incredibly large selection of bulk candy too, which is perfect for parties.

Commuting north? Consider parking and riding the Sounder Train, the commuter rail station. It’s convenient, cheap (about $5 to ride) and less of a hassle than sitting in I-5 traffic for events or commuting! It will put you into downtown Tacoma, Seattle and a few places in between. And if you need to drive, freeway access to I-5 is just a minute away.

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

Posted on June 19, 2018 at 8:41 pm
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Desirable West Slope View in Tacoma

OPEN HOUSE SAT 5/5 AND SUN 5/6 FROM 1-3 PM

Custom built diamond in the rough on a ½ acre parcel, offering panoramic Puget Sound and Olympic Mountain views, with desirable Western exposure. The design has views from nearly every room in the house. Stunning high beamed wood ceilings, wall of windows, mason fireplaces and character throughout. Floor plan, patios and decks capture both morning and evening sun to accommodate your lifestyle. Need space for a boat, RV and a sport court? Ample parking includes a 3-car garage with 2 bays out front, a 3rd bay on the side plus additional pads. There is an over-sized fully fenced backyard – over half acre has the possibility of subdividing.

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 full bathrooms
  • 3,448 square feet
  • 24,028 square foot lot /.552 acre
  • 3-car attached garage with 2 bays out front & 3rd bay along side
  • Space for RV or boat parking
  • Built in 1968
  • Offered for $700,000

From the Seller: What I love about the home – 

“The 2-hour summer sunsets with dinner guests on the deck.  Picking fresh greens, berries, and fruit from the garden. Quiet rooms that provide for great sleeping.  A walkable, safe and friendly neighborhood.  Watching the sea life, boaters, and the dynamic tides of the South Sound. Lots of storage for things and RV’s.  Bike riding across the Narrows Bridge. Living 3 miles to Fircrest Golf Club, 2 miles to Chambers Bay, and 1 mile to shopping, and restaurants, including Boat House 19, Narrows Marina, and Narrows Brewery. 35 minutes to SEATAC and 45 minutes to SODO.  The affordability of a great lifestyle living in the West bank of Tacoma.”

This West Slope location is minutes to everything you need: Shopping, restaurants, brewery, cafés and easy freeway access.  Just 4 minutes away you can enjoy a cocktail with a stunning view or drop your boat in to take a cruise on the water. The Narrows Marina is a straight shot down South 19th Street and less than a mile away. Family owned and operated, Narrows Marina has been serving boat enthusiasts in Pierce County and the South Sound area since 1949 with their market, tackle supplies and fuel. Enjoy a day on the water, tie up on the dock and dine at Boathouse 19 or grab a growler at the Narrows Brewing where you can pick from a rotating selection of 14 craft beers.

The Titlow Beach Marine Preserve – home to Titlow Park, is a special local and tourist spot with incredible views that stretch the Tacoma Narrows. Morning or evenings are lovely along the 1.3 mile beach front or walk/run trails. This is also a haven for kayakers with an easy launch… and if you’re lucky, you’ll see some playful seals and occasional Orca pods. Tacoma Parks is proud of the newly installed  sprayground a summertime favorite to splash, play or cool off and is free to use! A sunset ritual is to grab fish and chips or an ice cream cone from Steamer’s Seafood Café and eat out doors or hang with the locals at the Beach Tavern for comfort bar food, beers on tap and sports viewing.

For groceries, dining and other needs, you won’t have to go far as most everything is just a few minutes away! Locally owned and operated market Harbor Greens is 4 minutes away off Bridgeport Way. They have a great selection of local & hard-to-find specialty items, an in-house butcher, a full-service deli with gourmet sandwiches, salads and delicious pizza you can eat there or take home to bake. A little farther down Bridgeport Way is Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Safeway and Homegoods.

Entertainment isn’t hard to find. Visit the modern and up to date bowling and recreation center at the Narrows Plaza Bowl with a snack bar, lane rentals by the hour, plus live DJs and an arcade; great for parties or league play. Like to golf or swim? Join the Fircrest Golf Club established in 1924. In addition to its 18-holes and beautiful clubhouse, it offers a sponsored social membership for the outdoor pool and lessons for kids. Skate 253 is just across the street and is an all-ages roller rink offering skating classes and hosting themed events with a family focus.

For all your other needs, the James Center on west South 19th Street has a Fred Meyer Market, FedEx, Taqueria el Sabor (authentic street tacos), a MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Minji’s Pho and Wok V Terikaki and more. Across the intersection on South Mildred Street is Figures 24/7, an all women’s health and fitness center with over 70 classes a week,  Pint Defiance – a casual hangout specializing in craft beers, with rotating taps & bottles available for purchase. Royal Thai Bistro, a highly flavorful and popular restaurant and Shogun Japanese Express a sushi & Japanese comfort fare in a down-to-earth atmosphere and owned by a very lovely family. Insiders secret – many locals get food to go from Royal Thai Bistro or Shogun and take to enjoy in Pint Defiance.

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

Posted on May 4, 2018 at 11:54 pm
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