wheres should I retire?
You are here: Home > Tacoma - Washington

Retirement Living in Tacoma - Washington

Jump to: Area, Characteristics, Cost, Amenities, Climate, Demographics, Housing, Assistance

Area Description

Tacoma Washington is a true hidden gem. It has a rich history and quite the comeback story. There are fun, fresh, new restaurants popping up constantly, but also the common staples we all crave from time to time. Whether you enjoy kayaking, beach combing, or taking a leisurely stroll Tacoma will fit your needs. With 6+ districts all with a different community feel you will find the right oasis for you.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Mount Rainier National Park is only about an hour away with hundreds of trails to explore. Point Defiance Park is a gorgeous spot to go for a hike or take a scenic drive. The theater district in Tacoma is home to several theaters where you can watch a play or listen to a symphony. Tacoma is home to 5+ museums many within walking distance of each other. Tacoma's waterfront is the perfect place to take a stroll, rent a kayak, go fishing, or even take a dip. The amount of things to do in Tacoma is extensive. You will never be bored!

Cultural Activities

Tacoma's art scene is extensive. Known for glass art you can find it almost everywhere you go. Tacoma has a well known Theater District that boasts several theaters with top shows. The Grand Cinema in Tacoma shows popular films as well as classics and independent films. Tacoma has five well known museums within walking distance of each other. The cultural experiences in Tacoma are endless.

Public transportation

The Link Lite Rail runs in downtown Tacoma and is completely free. The Sounder Train stops in Tacoma which makes commuting to Seattle easy as pie. There is an Amtrak station in Tacoma which can take you to Portland for the weekend or a week getaway to Vancouver BC. The bus system will take you all over town, you may never need to drive again!

Medical Facilities

Tacoma has two major hospitals right in it's core. You don't have to stress about good healthcare here, because we've got it!


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  35.1  41.0  46.9  5.4 "  0.7 "
 Feb  36.4  43.4  50.3  4.4 "  0.9 "
 Mar  38.7  46.6  54.6  4.2 "  0.3 "
 Apr  42.0  51.1  60.2  2.9 "  0.0 "
 May  47.1  56.6  66.1  2.0 "  0.0 "
 Jun  51.5  61.3  71.0  1.6 "  0.0 "
 Jul  55.0  65.5  76.1  0.9 "  0.0 "
 Aug  54.8  65.7  76.6  0.8 "  0.0 "
 Sep  50.7  61.0  71.3  1.4 "  0.0 "
 Oct  44.7  53.0  61.4  3.4 "  0.0 "
 Nov  39.6  45.9  52.2  6.1 "  0.9 "
 Dec  35.4  41.0  46.6  5.9 "  0.9 "

Summer in Tacoma is perfect. With temperatures in the high 70's to low 80's you won't get too hot, but will be able to enjoy the outdoors. During the winter it can get a bit rainy but the temperatures don't usually dip below the 40's and it rarely, if ever, snows.

Natural Disaster Areas

Cost of Living for Tacoma, WA

Tacoma, Washington cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

Cost of Living




Political Party


Senior Housing Options

Senior Assistance in Tacoma, WA

Tacoma, Washington offers the following assistance for seniors:

Additional Information

Visitor Information

Relocation Information

Back to: Area, Characteristics, Cost, Amenities, Climate, Demographics, Housing, Assistance


Disclaimer Privacy Contact Us