The City of Fircrest, incorporated in 1925, is a residential suburb of Tacoma is known as “The Jewel of Pierce County”. Because it was originally a planned residential neighborhood called Regents Park, it has a great sense of community and features curved, aesthetically pleasing streets with sidewalks, and lower speed limits for safety. Located about 20 minutes from Joint Base Lewis McChord, Fircrest is a must-see stop when searching for neighborhoods close to JBLM.
The community center, swimming pool and six parks add to Fircrest’s charm and ease of living. Though the city is only a little over a square mile and a half in size, it has a clear focus on maintaining a high quality of life for its residents.
“With close proximity to Highway 16 for an easy commute, Fircrest offers the residential feel of a suburb, while being close to all the amenities, restaurants and shopping in nearby Tacoma and Gig Harbor,” says Fircrest Real Estate Agent Jerry Foss.
Though larger cities are nearby, Fircrest has its own grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops conveniently located on Regents Boulevard, the city’s main drag. Quality eateries like Viafore’s Italian Delicatessen, known for its authentic Italian sandwiches, and Spring Lake Café make for the perfect spot to grab lunch. Coffee is always nearby with T.W.O Coffee (formerly the Greener Bean), DeLisio Coffee Co. and Espresso Yourself. Shop at Veggies Northwest for local, fresh fruits and vegetables, microbrews, wines and smoked meats, cheeses and breads.
Adding to Fircrest’s community appeal are its annual events, including Fircrest Fun Days, Strawberry Feed, Music in the Park, Car Show in the Park, Outdoor Movie Night in the Park, National Night Out Against Crime and its own soap box derby.
The Fircrest Golf Club is one of its largest attractions. Designed by renowned golf course architect A.W. Macan and opened in 1923, this private golf club has 18 holes and spans 160 acres. Club members enjoy many benefits, including wine tastings, exercise facility, driving range and private pool.
Fircrest is a desirable area to live, and offers affordable home prices suitable for starter homes to larger homes for expanding and established families. With five bedrooms, two full baths, two partial baths and an expansive 3,324 square feet, this home for sale at 1028 Crestwood Lane is within walking distance to coffee shops, the community pool , playgrounds and park, and takes advantage of all Fircrest has to offer.