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Living in the Puget Sound

Puget SoundFranciscan Health System is based in Tacoma at the heart of the stunningly beautiful Puget Sound region of Washington.

With a rich history linked to development of the West and nicknamed the City of Destiny, Tacoma is a waterfront city with 200,000 residents who enjoy mild weather, unforgettable views of Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountains, and arts, cultural and sporting events beyond compare.

Tacoma is home to the Tacoma Art Museum, the Museum of Glass, Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Rainiers (affiliated with the Seattle Mariners baseball organization), and much more.

A city of economic and cultural diversity, Tacoma is in Pierce County and located approximately 35 miles south of Seattle. Tacoma’s neighboring communities include Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Puyallup and Federal Way – each one is a unique place with friendly residential areas and quality schools.

Tacoma and the greater Puget Sound area truly are great places to work, play and raise a family. Please visit the following websites for information about the area:

Community information links:

City of Tacoma

City of University Place

Town of Steilacoom

City of Federal Way

City of Gig Harbor

City of Lakewood

City of Puyallup

City of Seattle

Tacoma Museum of Glass

Pierce County

King County

Mount Rainier National Park

Olympic National Park

Tacoma School District

Franklin Pierce School District

Bethel School District

Peninsula (Gig Harbor) School District

Puyallup School District

Federal Way School District

Clover Park School District (Lakewood)

The Tacoma News Tribune