Approximately 37 miles southwest of Seattle is the neighborhood of South Tacoma, which is part of the city of Tacoma, Washington. This community is located in a historic shopping area of the city and is accessible via Interstate 5 and South Tacoma Way. The neighborhood is bordered by the old Northern Pacific Railroad, South Orchard Street, Interstate 5 and Washington Route 16.

South Tacoma is home to recreation spots such as Meadow Park Golf Course and South Park. South Park features baseball and softball diamonds, basketball courts, playgrounds, spraygrounds – a special playground with water features to help you cool off when it's warm, trails and picnic spots. Meadow Park Golf Course is family-friendly, and in addition to this 18-hole course, is home to a newer sport called Foot Golf, a combination of soccer and golf.

The Tacoma Mall is in this neighborhood and is a one-stop shop for all your retail needs including women's, men's and children's apparel, jewelry, shoes and accessories. Stores at the mall include Aldo, Crazy 8, Foot Locker, Kay Jewelers and Sears.

The South Tacoma Market is the city's farmer's market and is open on Sundays. Here, shoppers can find a selection of local fruits, vegetables, flowers, meats, bakery items and specialty food items as well as handcrafted arts.

South Auburn is a neighborhood in the city of Auburn, Washington, and is located 26 miles south of downtown Seattle. This community is growing into a bustling commercial neighborhood, and its accessibility to the surrounding area makes it a desirable neighborhood.

South Auburn is home to Auburn Game Farm Park and Cedar Lanes Park. The Game Farm Park is one of the most frequently used and largest community parks in the city of Auburn. Park features include two soccer fields, four softball diamonds, a picnic shelter, an amphitheater, grills, a 1-mile walking trail, a play area, and basketball and tennis courts. Cedar Lanes is a park in a woodsy area full of old trees. Enjoy new play structure, picnic tables, trails and grills in Cedar Lanes Park.

The Outlet Collection is a popular shopping destination in the Seattle area. Retail stores such as Lane Bryant Outlet, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Motherhood Maternity, Old Navy Outlet, OshKosh B'Gosh and J. Crew Factory Store are at the Outlet Collection. Within the shopping mall you can eat at restaurants such as Panda Express, Starbucks, Red Robin and IHOP of Auburn. The Outlet Collection hosts activities and programs such as Disney Junior Jam, job fairs and sports events.

Schools in South Auburn include Gildo Rey Elementary, Terminal Park Elementary and Mount Baker Middle School.

West End is home to the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium.

West End is a neighborhood in Tacoma, Washington, approximately 38 miles southwest of Seattle. This community is situated on the west side of the city along the Puget Sound.

The neighborhood features several recreation opportunities available for the residents of West End including numerous city parks, Highland Golf Course and the Morgan Family YMCA.

Kandle Park features a basketball court, a skateboard park, a community garden, playgrounds for younger and older children, a swimming pool, spraygrounds and picnic areas. Titlow Park is near Puget Sound and has two main trails available for hikers and bikers: Hidden Beach Trail, which is 1.3 miles, and Lagoon Loop, a .75-mile trail. The park also features a sprayground and playground.

The most popular attraction in West End is Point Defiance Park, a 765-acre park that sees more than 3.1 million visitors each year. At the park you can play in saltwater beaches along the shore or catch a glimpse of breathtaking views of the surrounding area and hike through a natural forest. There's a natural forest, saltwater beaches and views of the surrounding area. Park features include swimming, boating, fishing, an off-leash dog park, playgrounds, tennis courts, picnic sites and trails. Fort Nisqually Living History Museum and the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium is also situated on the park grounds.

Learning institutions in West End include Skyline Elementary, Wilson High School and Tacoma Community College.

South End in Tacoma, Washington, is 37 miles southwest of Seattle. This community is perfect for families and individuals of all ages.

There are three parks in South End: Wapato, Alling and Charlotte's Blueberry parks. Wapato Park offers picnic spaces and an off-leash dog. At the park is Wapato Lake where you can enjoy boating and fishing. The park also features a walking trail that circles the lake and a garden.

Alling Park has a playground for young children, picnic sites, a tennis court and a trail for hikers and bikers to enjoy. This park is one of the oldest in the city, established in 1912 on 5.6 acres, and is the site of the former Alling Fruit Farm.

The Tacoma Mall is a prime shopping destination in the area and has a number of stores including Apple, Bare Minerals, Coach, Forever21, Gap and Macy's.

Residents living in South End can go grocery shopping at La Huerta 2 International Market, Park Avenue Foods, M Grocery and Tri One Food Store.

Several learning institutions are located in South End including Fawcett, Mann and Birney elementary schools, Park Avenue School, Tacoma School District 10. Tots also have access to a number of facilities such as Wapato Co-op Preschool and Learning with Fun Preschool Child Care.

Located about 37 miles southwest of Seattle, in the city of Tacoma, Washington, is the North End neighborhood. This community is also referred to as North Tacoma by residents and is a quiet residential part of the region. Families with children, professionals, singles and retirees find this to be a great place to settle down.

The neighborhood was settled in 1864 when Job Carr built the first permanent settlement following the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. Today, residents and visitors can learn more about North End and Tacoma's early beginnings by checking out the Job Carr Cabin Museum. This replica cabin takes you back to the late 19th century through interactive learning exhibits.

North End is bordered by 6th Avenue, 46th Street, Orchard Street and the Puget Sound. Spectacular views of the sound can be found along the waterfront and at Marine Park, a spot that's great for sunbathers, scuba divers, volleyball players and picnickers.

Educational facilities in North End include Delong Elementary School, Edison Elementary School, Stewart Middle School, Foss High School, Tacoma Public Schools, Annie Wright Schools and the University of Washington at Tacoma.

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Silver Lake is a pentagon-shaped neighborhood north of Seattle and south of Everett, bordering the east side of Interstate 5. Silver Lake's southern boundary is 132nd Street and the neighborhood extends north to 100th Street. The neighborhood tapers to the east at Larimer's Corner, the intersection of Lowell Larimer Road and Seattle Hill Road. The neighborhood is named for being the home of Silver Lake, a great lake for fishing that is stocked with largemouth bass, rainbow trout and other game fish. 

Thornton A. Sullivan Park borders the lake, providing a swimming area, hiking trails, playgrounds and a natural getaway from the city. The Everett Mall is a short drive up I-5 on the way into the city, and has a wide array of eateries, clothing outlets, a movie theater, gift shops and large retail stores. Silver Lake is an hour commute from downtown Seattle and is a 15-minute drive from the heart of Everett. The city of Everett is along the shoreline of Possession Sound, a perfect body of water for sailing and other nautical activities. Everett is also home to numerous parks, restaurants and museums. 

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North Lakewood is a large residential neighborhood north of Steilacoom Lake in Lakewood, Washington. North Lakewood extends from the Salish Sea eastward to Mountain View Memorial Park on a stretch of land between Chambers Creek and Steilacoom Boulevard. This neighborhood has a small-town feel while also maintaining proximity to the major urban hubs of Seattle and Olympia. 

Several prominent parks outline the neighborhood: Fort Steilacoom Park, Chambers Bay, Seeley Lake Park and Meadow Park Golf Course, one of two golf courses in North Lakewood. South Puget Sound Wildlife Area is in the heart of this neighborhood, providing a refuge for plant and animal life and a great place to view nature. There are a number of restaurants and shopping centers along Steilacoom Boulevard The school system has a strong military presence, with a lot of students living on one of the nearby bases. Five elementary schools are located on Joint Base Lewis-McCord. 

The Anderson Island Ferry Terminal provides easy transportation to Ketron, Anderson and McNeil Islands. Residents of North Lakewood can expect mild seasons without significant snowfall in the winters, though the nearby mountains offer plenty of activities for any winter sports enthusiast.  

Browns Point Lighthouse Park in Northeast Tacoma is a popular outdoor recreation spot for residents.

Northeast Tacoma is located approximately 8.5 miles northeast of downtown Tacoma, Washington, 34 miles from Seattle. This neighborhood is on the far side of the Port of Tacoma and offers residents relaxing views of the Puget Sound, a body of water to the north of the community. The community is bordered by surrounding neighborhoods including Fife Heights, Port of Tacoma and King County.

Those who enjoy the outdoors will love Northeast Tacoma for its recreation opportunities. The 18-hole Northshore Golf Course is in the neighborhood and features the On the Greens Restaurant as well as a driving range for those looking to improve their swing.

Browns Point Lighthouse Park that was once part of a Coast Guard Station. Visitors can tour the lighthouse or sign up to spend a week at the historic site. For those that just want to enjoy the outdoors while visiting the park, swimming, boating, fishing and views of the Puget Sound are popular activities.

Browns Point Athletic Complex is home so the neighborhood's little league baseball diamonds and soccer fields and is located next to Browns Point Elementary School. 

The neighborhood is home to a number of educational facilities including Seabury Schools, Meeker Middle School, Browns Point KinderCare, Browns Point Elementary School and Northeast Tacoma Elementary School. 

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The North End neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington, occupies the area between 6th Avenue and 46th Street as far west as Orchard Street, and goes east to the waters of Commencement Bay. This neighborhood is directly north of the heart of downtown Tacoma, a city famous for its glass art. 

North End has waterfront access via Marine Park, a perfect recreational facility for sunbathing, swimming, throwing a Frisbee or playing volleyball. Ruston Way travels through Marine Park down the entire shoreline of North End, giving a scenic view to bikers and joggers. The Puget Creek Nature Area provides additional outdoor fun with nature trails, and the stream that runs through it is one of the few places to view salmon in their natural habitat. North End is also home to the University of Puget Sound, making it an ideal location for students. The university has a campus composed of lush green lawns and athletic fields. 

North End is near Tacoma's many museums and concert venues. North End residents can take Highway 16 over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and take it from the Tacoma Narrows Airport all the way up to Port Orchard. North End is a great neighborhood to fully experience Tacoma's downtown, waterfront and natural surroundings. 

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Central Lakes is a large neighborhood in southwest Lakewood, the second largest city in Pierce County, Washington. Central Lakes is named for its central location amongst five prominent lakes: Steilacoom Lake, Gravelly Lake, American Lake, Lake Louise and Waughop Lake. Central Lakes is just northeast of Interstate 5, which provides access to Olympia  to the south, and Seattle and Tacoma to the north. Lakewood has a strong presence of current and former members of the military, as the Fort Lewis military base is nearby.

The parks and surrounding nature preserves provide numerous outdoor venues for recreation, some of which include Steilacoom Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Capitol State Forest, Anderson Island and McNeil Island. The many lakes are perfect for fishing, swimming, and boating.

The Lakewood area has several premier golf courses, specifically Chambers Bay, a golf course along the shore of the Puget Sound, and host of the 2015U.S. Open Championship. Central Lakes also offers wine-tastings, historical reenactments, go-kart racing and movie theaters. 

Public transportation is available in Lakewood and around Pierce County, as are transit lines to Olympia, Seattle, and Sea-Tac International Airport.

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