Tacoma, Washington was named after Mount Rainier, originally known as Mount Tacoma. There are over 193 thousand people living in this 62.6 square mile city. Tacoma is bordered by mountains and is located about 36 square miles south of Seattle, WA. Snow blankets the surrounding mountains during the winter time and precipitation is at its highest. Summer time is quite mild.
Most of Tacoma’s residents drive an automobile, but for those who don’t, the alternate form of transportation is the bus, the light rail, the commuter rail, and the ferries. Greyhound is also available for those who want to travel out of town. Our yellowpages has more information on transportation available to you.
One of the most recognizable sites in the city is the Museum of Glass. For opera fans, the Tacoma Opera holds annual productions at the Pantages Theatre. The Tacoma Mall is for the savvy shoppers. This mall has department stores such as Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Sears. For more shopping convenience go to our online business directory in Washington.
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