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.