We say it a lot, but it’s worth repeating. We are fortunate here in the Puget Sound to have so many waterfront communities available to us! Truly, there is nothing like this area. These waterfront areas will cost more, especially if you are right on the water, but there are still affordable options out there!
Browns Point is one of these beautiful waterfront communities. This small area has so much going for it from great small businesses to affordable properties with waterfront access! We love this area for so many reasons, but here are a few reasons why we think Browns Point is an a great place to live!
Browns Point and Dash Point are two distinct communities that sit on a peninsula that juts out into Puget Sound and is right on the King and Pierce County border. These two are very unique communities; 3 sides of this area is surrounded by water, which gives it an island feel with absolutely stunning views! On the North and West side you look over the sound to Vashon Island, and to the South you look over Commencement Bay to Downtown Tacoma. What could be better than this serene view!
This is undoubtedly a beautiful area just because of its location, but what’s really special about Browns Point is the amazing parks. These are two beautiful options that locals can experience this area for all that it is! We love that this peninsula has so much dense nature even though while also being so close to the city!
Dash Point State Park
This 461 acre, beautiful park is full of trails that lead down to the waterfront which has to over 3300 feet of sandy beach shoreline. You can live in an affordable home and literally be at the beach every day if that’s what you desire.
Lower Browns Point
Lower Browns Point is a tucked away community of homes. The residents love this area because its a quiet little community with very little traffic since all you have water all around you. Though it’s a smaller, relaxed community, there’s a town center with shopping and some eateries. If you’re looking to get a little of the city feel, both Federal Way and Tacoma are just minutes away, for all of your big city shopping and conveniences!
Great Local Businesses
The town center really is a great spot to enjoy some local businesses! With a brewery, a market, and great restaurants, the Browns Point town center is a fun little spot for the community to enjoy!
Here are a couple of the local favorites:
A fun family friendly diner with a small town atmosphere.
A landmark restaurant overlooking Commencement Bay and Mt Rainier.
Opportunities for Boaters
There are number of marinas that offer moorage options, which makes owning a boat much more flexible. So regardless of whether you live on the water or not, you can still have beach access, boat moorage, and a waterfront vibe with plenty of lifestyle options!
Affordable Home Options
Of course, with all that water, there’s plenty of waterfront & water view properties. However, It’s still going to be a bit pricey—but way more affordable than what you’ll find in Seattle! And there’s also plenty of other homes that while they don’t have the view, you’re still located in this prime area that is just minutes to waterfront beaches and parks.
As you can see, we LOVE this area! Contact our team today to learn more about Browns Point and the great opportunities in this community!