Reviews & Comments
Bainbridge Island, WA Best Island living in US from East-West
I lived on the island many years ago and found it to be my personal favorite. I have lived on both coasts and in Mountain resort towns. Bainbridge is just a ferry ride away from the city, yet it gives you the serenity you find in more rural communities without the lack of culture sometimes found in those rural communities. Safe, serene, educated and great people! Plan is to move back.
NE Tacoma -- It's a secret.
Thank you for your great review of the Browns Point community. It is an incredible place to call home; Fun, Clean, Quiet, Peaceful and Beautiful! with many wonderful wild life sightings from eagles to red fox. I have lived in Seattle, Tacoma, Scottsdale AZ, LA and back east in Maryland, and Browns Point is by far my favorite place I have lived. Besides the beauty and beaches both sandy and rocky, the huge plus of being such a big secret is its extremely low crime rate per Sperling. This is a very safe community full of people who love and support all that Browns Point is. The history of this small community is rich and full of great stories. We moved here 18 years ago and I can't imagine living anywhere else. Lets keep it a secret though. . . just kidding I love sharing this community with others of like mind who love the NW and living in a beautiful inclusive community.
Tacoma, WABrowns 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 involvement and only 15 minutes to downtown Tacoma 20 minutes to Seattle Tacoma International Airport and 30-35 minutes to downtown Seattle depending on traffic. It is a secret. Most people think it is too far away from everything, but its not. And if you have to drive an extra 5 minutes to where you are going, and that is approximately all it is, for the beauty, quiet and safety of this low crime community, most would drive the extra 5 minutes. There is actually a high population of people from all over the nation who have discovered Browns Point when they moved here, compared to the locals who live in the communities around it. I have lived in Seattle and in Tacoma and I would look across the Puget Sound at this sunny point of land with its quaint Lighthouse and finally said I want to live there. Now my Sound views are facing west and we enjoy watching the sailboat regattas during the summer and the ships all year round. Local festivities and history go back 100's of years, giving this community a culture that still exists. Browns Point is hard to beat if you are working in the South King County or North Pierce county areas or commute nationally or internationally. Thus many pilots live in Browns Point which is far enough south not to get the plane noise. Some New Construction and we personally have an older home built in 1919 but the majority of housing has been built from the 90's forward in the higher end areas and from the 70's and 80's in the more affordable areas. Rocky beaches and Sandy Beaches are found here with parks for everyone to enjoy. And you can still find families of fox, coyotes, skunks and deer as your neighbors. I can't imagine ever leaving this community it is so very wonderful.