Quote from SimplisticRnx
Hey all. I just took a job at a hospital in Tacoma and would like your inputs about the area. Where is the safest area to live in? I heard some crazy stories about Tacoma and am a little worried since I'm the only person living out on my own. I don't want to live too far away from work since I know that traffic can get fairly bad. Your suggestions is greatly appreciated.
i've lived in WA for a long time and you are right, there are definately some interesting stories attached to Tacoma. however there are good parts too! this is just general information (and just an opinon).. i would stay away from lakewood and hilltop areas. i know folks who live in old town/ruston way and university place and their experiences have been pleasant. depending on what facility you are working at, you could also look at spanaway (not a city atmosphere - more rural.. think farmland), fircrest, NE tacoma (north near federal way) or even puyallup.. i am unfamiliar with the area near the military base, parkland and i don't recommend federal way. i personally would live in old town near pacific ave or in puyallup but that's me. i would also ask your coworkers or HR if they recommend certain neighborhoods. sorry i can't be more specific. good luck and congrats on your job!