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Pros

-Attractive setting
-Arts and culture
-Nearby recreation

Cons

-Sprawl and traffic
-Clouds and rain
-Cost of living


What Bert Has To Say About Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area


Seattle is a lively and cosmopolitan city beautifully set in a dramatic backdrop of water, forests and mountains. The main downtown area sits on a narrow, hilly strip of land between Puget Sound to the west and Lake Washington to the east. Modern skyscrapers rise on high hills in the city center, with residential units lining the lower areas along the water and north of downtown.



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Quick Facts About Tacoma


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Tacoma is 6.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Tacoma jobs have Increased by 2.48 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Tacoma's cost of living is 12.90% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Tacoma's population is 207,948 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 17.71 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Tacoma is $225,700. Home appreciation the last year has been -3.85 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Tacoma public schools spend $12,309 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.6 students per teacher in Tacoma.

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Re: Most Stressful cities
My family has lived in the metro Tacoma, Wa. area for more than 40+yrs, and we have never felt what is being said regarding this area....precisely that Tacoma is the #1... (read more)
Browns Point / Tacoma WA 98422
Beautiful Sound Views, Affordable housing from affordable to million dollar water front homes and everything in between. Quiet Community, great Schools with parental... (read more)
Tacoma is really cool
I moved to the north end a year ago, from Seattle, and found Tacoma is actually a really cool city. Small enough to be affordable and livable, big enough to have... (read more)
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