University of Puget Sound in Tacoma

Homes near U of Puget Sound

With the start of the school year, what better thing to talk about than one of Tacoma's very own educational gems, Tacoma's University of Puget Sound. The University, a small liberal arts school with 2,600 graduate and undergraduate students, was founded in 1888. It's located in North Tacoma on a gorgeous 97 acre campus that's open to the public.

For those who live near the campus, opportunities for unique and fun experiences are abundant. This is true whether you're strolling through the well landscaped campus property, attending a lecture, grabbing a coffee and Alki Bakery pastry at Diversion's Cafe, or cheering on the team at a football game.

The University of Puget Sound is a Tacoma community historical treasure. They believe in fostering a college inspired community and therefore partner with Tacoma Public Schools in their efforts. Community members are also welcome to participate in the year round music program which offers great instruction. They may also participate in student musical and theater productions, and Puget Sound Athletics.

The University of Puget Sound also has a focus on natural sustainability with a campus garden, a LEED- certified on campus house for students, and campus wide recycling efforts.

As one would imagine is necessary for a college/university campus, the area has fantastic walkability. There are great businesses within walking distance to serve the university community from yoga to coffee houses.

Student rentals, small apartment complexes, historical homes and new construction make up the real estate offerings in this area. If you're looking for it, you're sure to find it. Image by The Kevin Flickr

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