Great food, easy commute – live in Tacoma’s Lincoln District!

November 15, 2017
by Anne Jones

JUST LISTED FOR $275,000 ***** 3827 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA

It’s not easy to find a kitchen this big in a historic craftsman home! Located in the Lincoln District, this charmer has easy access to I-5 & the Tacoma Dome station. Three bedrooms and a full bath on the main floor plus finished space upstairs including the 4th bedroom. Enclosed porch overlooks the fenced backyard and garden space. Detached garage w/ a large shop plus an attached carport. Great off street parking for a boat or your work truck. Dry basement offers extra storage and already has a shower. 

**OPEN SAT 1-3 PM and SUN 2-4 PM**

The Lincoln International District is an incredible blend of  historic buildings and cultural diversity and has a high Walkscore. Don’t let the current construction work keep you from visiting this neighborhood. When the work is completed in January 2018 this neighborhood will become even more pedestrian friendly. Find our more about the Lincoln District Streetscape Project here!

The Lincoln District was named after the historic Lincoln High School – named after Abraham Lincoln. You can’t miss the giant statue of the sixteenth President of the United States in front of the school entrance and the beautiful brick structure. Right behind the high school is Metro Parks Lincoln Park/Eldridge Playfield – a historic park established in 1889. Other Tacoma Public Schools serving this home are Lyon Elementary (which is currently being rebuilt and will open in Fall 2018) and Stewart Middle School, which just underwent an extensive restoration.

If you’re looking for hard-to-find international items that local grocery chains don’t carry, you’re in luck – there are several stores with fresh produce and food. If you’ve ever wanted to try Jackfruit, the East Asia Supermarket carries them and is just 2 blocks away! Four blocks away is the Hong Kong Supermarket where you can buy whole roasted duck and pork, delicious Mooncakes – traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival, kitchen gadgets you didn’t think you needed and an assortment of sauces to make any Asian dish more authentic.

On the corner of S Yakima Ave and S 38th St is Vien Dong – an authentic Vietnamese, family owned restaurant that hits the spot with their delicious pho, curry and noodle dishes! If you stop by, tell Kevin and Linh we said hello.

If you’re craving a burger, shake and fries – you have two to choose from and they sit across the street from each other. Deciding which is better is the hard part because both offer delicious food for a reasonable price!

Jubilee Burger is known for their crinkle-cut fries, soft-serve ice cream cones, 9 different milkshake flavors + their popular Smitty Burger built on a French roll and served with spicy Cajun mayo.

Burger Ranch serves fried zucchini, fresh baked Fisher Scones + they have 8 different burgers (and a chili dog!) on the menu. You can also have your burger delivered via Uber Eats.

Another popular eatery in this neighborhood is Uncle Thurms Soul Food, where “All Our Dishes are Delicious.” Choose from a simple, authentic menu of all your Southern favorites — and if you’re a late riser on the weekends they serve breakfast until 2 pm.

And last, but certainly not least of delicious places in the Lincoln District is El Zocalo Tortas and Bakery. The smells that waft our of here are incredible and will lure you in!

A long standing community staple since 1956, Lincoln Pharmacy sits on the corner of S 38th Street and S Thompson Ave. They’ve taken care of families for years and are known for their amazing customer service. Another local favorite is Lincoln Hardware. The independent store is located at 3726 South “G” Street (by Lincoln High school). It’s worth going out of your way to see them, and I’m sure they would appreciate the support with so much construction happening out their front door!

There are plenty of other local, family owned establishments in the Lincoln District that you can explore just by taking a stroll! The Lincoln District also celebrates TET New Year Festival – check their Facebook page for more info on the date of this event, which generally occurs in February.