If you are looking for a cute & move-in ready home with tons of character & an amazing location that won’t break the bank, this one is for you! Close to the 6th Avenue Business District and Downtown Tacoma and biking distance to Proctor, you can see why they call this area “Central Tacoma” – it is central to everything!
Tucked behind DeLong Elementary School off South 12th Street in Tacoma is a quiet, walkable, neighborhood with manicured yards, kids running and playing outside, people gardening or walking their dogs and neighbors who know each other by name. "When we were originaly looking for a home we were looking in North Tacoma," says Chelsea Richardson. "We couldn't find the kind of home we wanted in our price range and then we stumbled on this neighborhood and we absolutely love it."
Her husband, Lee feels the same way. " If we want to go to a park, we just cross the street, "If we want to let the dog run, we go up the block to the open field and walking trails," he says. "One of the best things is that it is so centrally located to everything. The freeway, the Proctor District, the waterfront, Downtown Tacoma, we really couldn't be happier here."
You would never guess from looking at the Richardson's cute home with the red door that inside you would find over 2,000 square feet with 5 generously sized bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 family rooms! When you first walk in, you step into the living room with dining area which opens to the completely remodeled kitchen that leads to nice patio & huge backyard.
Walk down the hallway and you find a large bedroom & bath and a really nice surprise – a cute little play area & another super cozy family room with a fireplace and a separate laundry room. "We really like the lay-out of this house," says Lee.
Upstairs there is another master bedroom, 3 more bedrooms and another remodeled bath. "We will be sad to move from this house," says Chelsea, but we know the next family that moves in is going to love it as much as we do."
To find out more about this home or neighborhood, visit my website at HeatherRedal.com or HomesintheSouthSound.com or give me a call.
Perched on the top the hillside in Auburn is a beautiful, master-planned community called Lakeland Hills. Filled with parks, walking trails, shopping and over 30 communities with mostly newer homes and condos, its easy to see why the area is thriving! On the border of Pierce & King Counties, it's a perfect midway point for people who work in Seattle, Tacoma or surrounding communities. Another perk..many of the homes here also boast an amazing view of Mount Rainer. Here's one taken from the back deck of my new listing at 2020 63rd St. S.E. in Auburn.
I love this new listing because it's located in one of the newer communities called Lakeland East. If you love to walk, shop, eat and just have fun, this is the place for you! Located just down the street from top-ranking Lakeland Elementary School and less than a mile from Lake Tapps, The Lakeland Town Center (home of the nummy Rock Wood Fired Kitchen,) the Auburn Supermall & Sunset Park, this little piece of paradise is becoming more popular by the day! Prices in the area are going up and homes are selling quickly, I've already had a ton of activity on this beauty.
Built in 2013 , this well cared for, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Conner Homes Resale feels like brand new construction. When you walk inside the grand entryway, the first thing you notice is the wide open concept, beautiful hardwood floors and bright and inviting ambience. The kitchen, with an over-sized center island, stainless steel appliances and tons of cabinets and cupboards, opens to large living room with a gas fireplace and super cozy, upgraded carpet.
Also off the kitchen is a nice dining area which walks out to a new trex deck and fully fenced backyard with a spectacular view of Mount Rainier! There is also a main floor bath, pantry, extra sitting space and lots of windows and natural light. Upstairs you'll find a huge master bedroom with vaulterd ceilings, master bath and walk-in closet plus 3 more bedrooms, another full bath and a spacious laundry room. Add in a covered patio & double car garage and one of the most walkable communities in town and you've got the perfect place to call home!
If you want to feel like your living in the country but be minutes from freeways and every amenity you can think of, look no further than the Summit-Waller area of Tacoma. The community is known as Pierce County's rural separator and acts as an urban buffer between the nearby cities of Tacoma, Puyallup & Fife.
When you exit I-5 at the Puyallup exit, head up Pioneer to Waller and within minutes you will see farms with everything from cows and horses to goats and llamas. Many people visit the area to stable their horses, or walk their dog at one of the beautiful Regional Parks which include Swan Creek and Orangegate Parks. During the holidays, families head to the area to pick out the perfect Christmas tree at places like Martin's Tree Farm on Waller Road. Residents also enjoy excellent private and public schools.
Head down Vickery Avenue and you'll spot a beautiful, gated home that looks like a nature preserve with its lush trees and landscaping that help create a secluded, private oasis. 9805 Vickery Avenue East is an over 2500 square foot home with 3 bedrooms, 1 3/4 baths, a separate guest villa that would be ideal for mother-in-law quarters or a home business and a pool house complete with sauna, jacuzzi, shower and restroom.
Inside the home, you'll find a large recreation studio with hardwood floors which could be a work out room, studio, play room or anything you can imagine. On the lower level of the home is another family room with a fireplace and bar which walks out to the patio and heated pool. "We really tried to create a place you could have everything you need without having to leave home," says owner, Alex Munce. His wife Bonnie says she loves the way the river rocks on the home reflect on the water. "It's just such a peaceful setting," she says. "It's also a great place for entertaining." The 15,000 square foot lot is filled with trees, paths, park benches and places to enjoy nature. Add in a huge driveway, double car garage and room for your RV – and this home really has it all. "This has been a wonderful home for us," says Alex and I know whoever buys it, will have a great place to call home."