Tacoma's West Slope was developed in the decades following World War II to accomodate the influx of veterans returning to the area. Stretching south from Point Defiance to Narrowmoor and Titlow Beach, the West Slope is known for its iconic mid-century architecture and its sweeping west facing views of the Tacoma Narrows, the Narrows Bridge and the Olympic Mountains beyond. The area offers easy freeway access to downtown Tacoma, the military bases and Gig Harbor. Surface streets lead directly to Point Defiance Park – a 702 acre urban oasis with a world class zoo and aquarium, extensive gardens, an old growth forest, hiking trails and a saltwater beach. Check out the video below to learn more about the West Slope.
Drive time to downtown Tacoma: 10-15 minutes
Drive time to downtown Seattle: 45-60 minutes