The charm of a small town feels with proximity to all the amenities the city of Tacoma has to offer. Quiet tree lined streets, familiar neighbors, award-winning schools and lifelong friends are among the many characteristics that draw people to University Place year after year. It truly is a place where eventually “everybody knows your name!” – Cheers theme song
The incorporated city of UP offers a wide range of outlets for people of all ages and stages in life. Avid golfers explore the waterside rolling greens of Chambers Bay golf course. Fitness enthusiasts love the numerous maintained trails within the residential communities or the 3 plus miles courses surrounding the golf course. Parks and playgrounds are scattered in abundance to entertain and occupy energetic jubilant children. At various times of the day, you will see what appears to be a retiree out for a brisk stroll. University Place is truly a town for everyone.
No need to travel light years away to enjoy a meal!! Local favorites like Lefty’s offers a delicious burger while Cheers West has created an atmosphere where one can enjoy a sporting event while children are occupied with video games, dart boards, and more. Let us not forget the local icon, the cozy Pine Cone Café. If you prefer home-cooked meals there is no shortage of options there either. University Place boasts FOUR major franchise grocers: Safeway, Fred Myers, Trader Joes, and Whole Foods. There is also the local Harbor Greens that may cater to some unique palates.
The sense of community is evident by the regularly held “Optimists” pancake breakfast, holiday dinners held at University Place Primary School, father/daughter or mother/son dances at Curtis High School, or the ever popular Viking sports events also at Curtis High School. There’s no lack of entertainment opportunities either. From outdoor summer concerts at Curran Orchard, Duck Days, or Sunfest University place is a city bustling in a pride all its own.
So take a drive through University Place and see if you fall in love with it the way so many others have.
LaKeshia Love, REALTOR®