The Majority of Homes in the 6th Avenue Neighborhood of Tacoma are older houses, but recently neighborhoods of new condos have started to spring up. The proximity to 6th Avenue’s coffee shops, nightlife, and fabulous restaurants is appealing to those who like a vibrant and walkable neighborhood that is affordable and lively.
6th Ave Condos & Townhouses:
Why 6th Ave?
The neighborhood has so much to offer! 6th Ave is the historic dividing line between north and south in Tacoma (though the south side of 6th is Central Tacoma, not South Tacoma). It’s close to the University of Puget Sound so it has a college town feel. Here are some of my favorite places along 6th Ave:
Coffee- There are lots of great places to get coffee on 6th avenue, including Bluebeard and Caffe Dei. But I am super fond of:
Metronome Coffee – Great place to work and meet people over coffee. Lots of college students from UPS are studying, and local bakers Corina Bakery provide the pastries.
Valhalla Coffee- One of Tacoma’s 3 coffee roasters, Valhalla has been roasting coffee since 2004, and they’re great at it. This is the place to pick up a bag beans for the pickiest coffee drinker in your life.
Breakfast – Sixth ave has several great places to get breakfast. My very favorites are below:
Old Milwaukee – This tiny little restaurant only has about 10 tables, and the owners cook and serve. It’s so popular you’ll often find yourself having to wait, but the delicious old school made from scratch breakfasts are worth it.
Shakabrah – A favorite choice among locals, I’ve been going there since I was in high school. It’s a great place for a nice, chilled out, delicious greasy breakfast.