Browns Point, Tacoma

Welcome to Browns Point

Peaceful neighborhood with phenomenal views 
Browns Point is a neighborhood within Tacoma, Wash., situated on a peninsula that juts into Puget Sound and borders both King and Pierce counties. With surrounding water to the north, west, and south, Browns Point is a small-scale peninsula. Living in Browns Point offers excellent transit and commute options, with the drive to downtown Tacoma taking only 15–20 minutes. 
The history of Browns Point goes back centuries. Northwest indigenous peoples traveled to and sourced food and supplies on Browns Point every summer for generations. In 1841, explorer Charles Wilkes arrived and named the site “Pt. Harris.” By 1887, a lighthouse had been built on the peninsula, and by 1901, the U.S. government had officially renamed the area Browns Point.

What to Love

  • Post-card and Insta-worthy views
  • Easily walkable neighborhood
  • Fast-growing community
  • Wonderful local dining
  • Beautiful properties available for many budgets

Local Lifestyle

Browns Point is a beautiful waterfront neighborhood that offers pristine properties with waterfront access, local eateries, and a sense of community. The neighborhood boasts stunning views and walkable access to many parks. Locals love Browns Point's excellent schools, convenient amenities, and coastal-suburban atmosphere. Poised in Northeast Tacoma, residents enjoy speedy access to downtown Tacoma, the Port of Tacoma, and the train to Seattle. The area also has several marinas that offer moorage options for boat owners. 

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Browns Point Diner is an American classic specializing in comfort food and breakfast, complete with a cocktail menu and outdoor seating on their patio. It's a warm and friendly spot to connect with friends and neighbors over delicious in-house cooking and locally sourced produce. 
Established in 1925, Cliff House Restaurant is a respected local dining establishment overlooking Commencement Bay in Northeast Tacoma. The restaurant offers breathtaking views of Mount Rainier, the Puget Sound, and the Tacoma skyline. The menu at the restaurant features Pacific Northwest seafood, steaks, and pasta, served in an elegant dining room. 
North 47 Brewing Co. is a brewery situated in Browns Point. In the taproom, customers can enjoy six flagship beers alongside rotating seasonal ciders. The brewery was established in November 2015 and offers a variety of board games for entertainment and pretzels for snacking. 
Browns Point Town Center is a retail center with diverse tenants, such as a market and multiple restaurants. The Center is conveniently located near the heart of Browns Point, making it an ideal destination for shopping and dining.

Things to Do

Meeker Memorial in Browns Point honors Jerry Meeker, a prominent figure in the development of the Browns Point area and a member of the Puyallup tribe. Jerry Meeker was born in 1862 in Tacoma and became a member of the Bethel Investment Company in 1904, which acquired much of Browns Point and platted the Hyada Park development. Jerry was well-known in the community as a businessman and leader. Pacific Bonsai Museum boasts a collection of bonsai trees representing Pacific Rim countries and gathered by an Acquisition Team since 1989. Since then, the museum has continued acquiring exceptional bonsai from generous donors. 
Browns Point Lighthouse Park is located on the historic Browns Point and covers an area of several acres right on the waterfront. A large green space and waterfront access create the perfect viewing point to watch ships entering Tacoma's port. The park also offers a chance to tour the History Center, Boathouse, and Light Keeper's Cottage (open on Saturdays for pre-reserved tours). Brown's Point Playfield Tennis and Pickleball Courts were established in 1959 and span over four acres. The park has tennis and pickleball courts, a baseball field, a playground, picnic tables, and a Madrona grove for visitors to enjoy.


Browns Point residents are served by Tacoma Public Schools. Students may attend:

Overview for Browns Point, Tacoma, WA

2,309 people live in Browns Point, Tacoma, where the median age is 47.5 and the average individual income is $59,580.59. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

47.5 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Browns Point, Tacoma, WA

Browns Point, Tacoma has 961 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Browns Point, Tacoma do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,309 people call Browns Point, Tacoma home. The population density is 2,865.91 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.42 / 51.58%

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Around Browns Point, Tacoma, WA

There's plenty to do around Browns Point, Tacoma, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Tacoma Strength And Conditioning, LLC, Grit City Wellness, and Climb Tacoma.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 4.5 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.16 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.44 miles 21 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.71 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.87 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.2 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars

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