The West Slope neighborhood of Tacoma borders University Place and has many streets leading right down to the water’s edge. There are views of the Narrows Bridge, the Olympic mountains, and some of the most spectacular sunsets! You can check out my Facebook and Instagram posts to see some of them!
REALTOR® Sharon Chambers-Gordon lives in the West Slope neighborhood of Tacoma, and she chose to live in this gorgeous Pierce County neighborhood in large part because the views are spectacular. Sharon also adores the West Slope because it minds her of the mountains and sea from Jamaica, which is where she is originally from!
Nestled just north of University Place and filled with streets that lead right down to the water’s edge, the West Slope also boasts breathtaking views of the Narrows Bridge, the Olympic Mountains, and some of the most extraordinary sunset views in the region. But this Pierce County view neighborhood has more than “just” beautiful scenery—here are a few more things that make the West Slope so unique:
Picturesque Waterfront Dining
Heading down to waterfront restaurants like Boathouse 19, Narrows Brewery, and Steamers are a few of Sharon’s favorite things to do with family and friends on a warm, sunny day. You can enjoy drinks and delicious food all in an atmosphere that’ll make you feel like you’re on vacation!
Beautifully Designed Homes with Captivating Views
The West Slope is aptly named; this neighborhood is on a giant hill that allows the homes to be nicely “stacked” in order to afford as many views as possible. Sharon points out that if you’re searching for a mid-century modern home, the West Slope is an excellent neighborhood to search for one in. Plus, mid-century design typically features lots of windows, which is perfect for taking advantage of all of the fabulous views. Also, in the past 5 years there has been some new construction built on the hill close to Titlow Park, offering even more beautiful views.
Hidden gem – Salmon Beach of course! This 82-home community is literally right on the water in the West Slope. “I had a chance to go out on a tall ship sailboat for my birthday a few years ago and for a 3-hour cruise around the Puget Sound,” shares Sharon. “When we came close to Salmon Beach I saw the Skipper’s assistant setting up some flares. As we sailed by, Salmon Beach residents came out to their front decks and several of them sent up flares in response to our ship and us to them. Totally fascinating! I love living on the West Slope!”