"Loads of fun"
Lots of variety here. Tacoma's best Indian restaurant? Check (Gateway to India). Wine bar? Check. College bars and clubs? Check. Import gift shops? Check. Heck, there's even a doggy day care place. Like hanging out at coffee shops? Make sure you check out Shakabra. There are vinyl record shops, gourmet kitchen stores, and loads more. Homes on the south side of the street are lower priced but head north and the prices rise quickly. There are some great schools nearby (Grant Elementary) and nice little neighborhoods. I love this part of town.