Main Level Living in University Place

February 8, 2018
by Anne Jones

Welcome to Berkshire, one of University Place’s most desired communities. This custom home was built in 1999 and has a main floor master suite with a huge walk-in closet, plus laundry and a den on the same level. Upstairs are two additional bedrooms and two baths, plus a bonus room or 4th bedroom.

  • 2 full bathrooms + one 3/4 bath + one half bath
  • 2,914 square feet
  • 10,890 square foot lot
  • Gated entry
  • Offered for $595,000

University Place (UP to the locals) is one the most sought after suburban communities in Tacoma – easy to see why with it’s picturesque views of the Puget Sound and towering Fir trees.

There’s no need for a high maintenance backyard, when you can take advantage of Cirque Bridgeport Park being less than a mile from Berkshire. This 27 acre site has views of Mt. Rainier, ball fields, a soccer field, skate park, trails, tot lot and an informal picnic area available for rent.

If you’re looking for a much bigger park, with killer views of the Puget Sound – Chamber’s Bay Trail and Golf Course is 7 minutes away. The trail head is only 3.25 miles round trip, but the hills will really work your calves because there is a serious incline. The wow factor is the views of Olympic Mountains will reward your efforts! If you enjoy golf – Chamber’s Bay Golf Course is one of the top courses in the nation and the first course in the Northwest to welcome the U.S. Open Championships. Their onsite restaurant – The Grill offers a nice weekend brunch and sunset dinners. They also have special events throughout the year like the upcoming Valentine’s Day dinner and a Wine & Canvas event at the end of the month. Check their page for upcoming events, brunches and dinners.

A hidden gem off of Grandview Drive that not many know about is the Curran Apple Orchard – a 7.33 apple orchard located in UP and just a short 6 minute drive with more than 200 trees and more than 15 varieties of apples. You can look forward to a Cider Squeeze and concerts in the park during the summer months.

For your grocery and dining needs, the UP Town Center has Whole Foods, the UP Library, Anthem Coffee & Tea with more coming soon! The Green Firs shopping Center and UP Village Shopping Center are also within the same vicinity – Trader Joe’s, Safeway, Mud Bay, Starbucks, Papa Murphy’s, El Toro , Jimmy John’s, Fresh Rolls and Gyro Zone.

UP Schools in the district include Curtis High School, Chambers Elementary and Charles Wright Academy.

Call or text listing agent Anne Jones for more info: 253-444-8481

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