I used to live there..(Tacoma) but sick of the ghettoness and constant shootings and such..Now living in the more quiet podunk wenatchee area
I live in south Tacoma so it's mainly rural farmland still, but I know what you mean. I actually had my cad broken into the other day parked near the city. Wenatchee seems peacefull though.
I just got sick of the ghetto crap and gang banger OG crap there. it would just get worse..and everything sprayed in graffiti. Plus Wenatchee is close to Leavenworth AKA the Bavarian Village..it's pretty cool there..especially during Oktoberfest.
To each their own. I just have to defend the good areas of Tacoma ya know@ E.C. Bottomline, you won't see me miss Tacoma let alone visit there again anytime soon..Leavenworth/Wenatchee much smaller..but also much nicer to live here.
Heh. I was from the good part of Tacoma: Westgate. My stepmom did live in Hilltop for three years and had only a few problems mostly from the punk kid neighbor. It mostly depends on where you are in Tacoma. Stadium, Old Town, Westgate, Proctor and the rest of the North End... not so bad. The rest of it is a different story.
Basically: North of 6th Ave... pretty okay.
Between 6th Ave and South 19th... eh.
90% of anything south of South 19th... crap. I personally avoid Hilltop, Portland Ave and the rest of the East Side like the plague unless I'm quickly passing through.
You a cop? it seems they're the only one's left over there to do that! well..at least that's what I assume..but you know how that goes! I listen to the Tacoma Police on my iPhone's police scanner..there's this thing you can download and it's pretty neat..you enter in web address frequencies for whatever agency you want to listen to.To each their own. I just have to defend the good areas of Tacoma ya know