Named after Stadium High School, this neighborhood is perched between Downtown Tacoma and the North Slope Historic District. Stadium High School, built in 1891, and styled after a French château, was intended to be a hotel. A fire changed all that and today it is a public school, with an incredible view of Commencement Bay.
For a small neighborhood, the Stadium District is hip, cool and a little bit sassy. It has its’ own small neighborhood Garfield Park and is within walking distance of the always popular and beautiful Wright Park, home to the W.W. Seymour Conservatory.
Joining the well-known and down home Harvester restaurant, and the Hob Nob cafe, are two newer places to eat, Shake, Shake, Shake for classic burgers and creamy shakes, The Art House Cafe for the ultimate in breakfasts and Indo Asian Street Eatery and the Rhein Hause for German food, Italian bowling and great beer.
The Hub and Doyles Public House both serve up a good selection of domestic and artisan beers, along with some good eats.
And here, where my book club meets, is King’s Books, one of the few and best bookstores in Tacoma.
As Annie Wright Seminary is in the Stadium neighborhood it is sometimes referred to as the Stadium-Seminary District.
Living in Tacoma: Community Events
The Stadium District holds events in the Summer, Fall and Winter. Starting with the Stadium Art, Wine and Beer Walk, usually held in September, this is a wine and beer lovers dream. For one fee, you can sip some fabulous wine, try a craft beer or two, oogle some great art, and munch on really fancy snacks.
During Halloween, the Street of Treats is held, with the area businesses offering more treats than tricks to the neighborhood tricksters.
Established in 2004, the annual Dickens Festival, held over 2 days during the Christmas holiday season, really is charming! Take a horse and carriage ride, sing Christmas carols on the street, attend the Dickens Costume Ball, or just put on a costume yourself and become a part of the scene. www.dickensfestival.net
All About Tacoma Real Estate
Here are the statistics on the STADIUM BUSINESS DISTRICT AND DEMOGRAPHICS.
Three homes in the Stadium district