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Affordable, Move-in-Ready New Homes for Sale in Tacoma


Tacoma, WA is nestled on the shores of Puget Sound and offers a harmonious blend of urban buzz and natural splendor. Known as the "City of Destiny," Tacoma's revitalized downtown boasts world-class museums like the Museum of Glass and a thriving arts district. The city's backdrop of Mount Rainier provides breathtaking views and outdoor adventures. At the same time, families appreciate its diverse neighborhoods, quality schools and attractions such as Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

The Tacoma real estate market has several home builders; few can match the style, quality and value of LGI Homes. In Tacoma, every LGI Home comes with designer upgrades and finishes, integrated technology and a structural warranty. Every home we sell is move-in-ready and includes everything mentioned before at no additional cost to you. Visit one of our exceptional communities in Tacoma today to see why thousands of families choose to make LGI Homes their home builder each year!

Amazing Reasons to Live in Tacoma, WA 

  • #10 '10 Best Places to Live in Washington State' (Rocket Homes, 2023) 
  • #10 'Fastest Growing Cities in Washington' (Stacker, 2022)
  • #23 '2021 Top Places to Live in America Ranked' (Livability)
  • #25 '2023 Best Cities for Outdoor Activities in America' (Niche) 
  • Home to the Tacoma Film Festival, Tacoma Freedom Fair & Taste of Tacoma
  • Top employers include State Farm, Regence, Emerald Home Furnishings & JBLM
  • Great Public Transportation System - Light Rail, Commuter Rail & city buses
  • W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory has hundreds of regional and tropical flowers and plants
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Frequently Asked Questions

Continue reading for answers to frequently asked questions about our homes, community and the area.


Why is Tacoma known as the "City of Destiny?"

In the late 19th century, Tacoma was chosen as the western terminus or final point of the Northern Pacific Railroad. The city's proximity to a deep-water harbor was a significant factor in the decision. This decision is why Tacoma is called the "City of Destiny." 

What county is Tacoma in?

Tacoma is in Pierce County, Washington, and is the county seat of Pierce County. 


How close is Tacoma to Seattle and Olympia?

The City of Tacoma sits on Washington's Puget Sound, about 32 miles southwest of Seattle. Olympia, the Capital of Washington, is about 31 miles from Tacoma. The I-5 conveniently connects all three cities. 

What is a move-in-ready home?

In new home construction, complete or nearly finished houses are called move-in-ready or quick move-in homes. Unlike other new homes, move-in-ready homes are ready for immediate occupancy; buyers can move in after they close their mortgage. LGI homes in Tacoma are move-in-ready and include chef-ready kitchens, upgraded flooring and finishes, integrated technology and much more. 


What is the weather like in Tacoma, Washington?

Tacoma is a comfortable place to live with mild weather. It doesn't get too hot or too cold. According to Weather Spark, Tacoma weather varies from 78° F to 37° F (25° C - 2.8° C) yearly. It can get into the high 20s during cold, wet and cloudy winter nights. Tacoma summers are short and warm with partial cloud cover. The area receives rain just over 170 days yearly, and if it's going to snow, it usually snows in December and January. 


What can families do for fun in Tacoma?

Tacoma has a lot to offer residents looking for family entertainment indoors and out. A short list of family-friendly attractions includes LeMay - America's Car Museum, Chihuly Bridge of Glass, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5 Mile Drive & Trails, Washington State History Museum, Owen Beach and Ruston Way Park. 


What is the difference between the CompleteHome™ and CompleteHome Plus™ designer packages?

The CompleteHome™ and CompleteHome Plus™ packages include contemporary upgrades and integrated technology in all the right places at no additional cost for homebuyers. The CompleteHome Plus™ designer package includes everything the CompleteHome™ package offers and more! More upgrades and more luxury. 

View specific details about the CompleteHome™ and CompleteHome Plus™ home upgrade packages. 


Is Tacoma, WA, a Port City?

Tacoma is a port city. Tacoma sits on the Puget Sound in Washington and allows access to the Pacific Ocean. According to Wikipedia, the Port of Tacoma is an independent seaport and one of the largest container ports in North America. It's sometimes called The Gateway to Alaska because it moves up to 70% of the waterborne commerce between Alaska and the lower 48 states. 


Who are the Largest Employers in Tacoma?

The largest employers in Tacoma are the military (JBLM), healthcare organizations (MultiCare Health System & CHI Franciscan Health), state government and public schools. Amazon, Boeing, Safeway & Albertsons, State Farm Insurance Companies, Walmart and Home Depot are all major employers in Tacoma. You can view a list of the city's top 35 employers by visiting


Does Tacoma have new construction homes near Joint Base Lewis-McChord?

Tacoma has new construction homes for sale in several new home communities near Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Each community is different and has its amenities and home offerings. Near JBLM, LGI Homes has numerous one and two-story floor plans for families of all sizes and budgets. Our new homes in Tacoma are move-in-ready and include a designer suite of upgrades, integrated technology, chef-ready kitchens and much more. 


Does LGI Homes build multi-family homes in Tacoma?

LGI Homes does not build multi-family residences in Tacoma. Instead, our expertise lies in creating high-quality, affordable single-family homes that appeal to all tastes and budgets. With various designs, floor plans and price points, our homes appeal to a broad spectrum of families, couples and first-time buyers. 


Is buying real estate in Tacoma a good investment?

There are excellent prospects for those looking to buy a home in Tacoma. Tacoma real estate appreciated 155.31% over the last ten years, an average annual home appreciation rate of 9.83%, putting Tacoma in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation.


How can someone view a new home for sale in Tacoma?

The LGI communities in Tacoma are open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Each has homes that can be toured with one of our friendly New Home Consultants. Contact the community you want to view online or over the phone to set up a tour of our new homes available in Tacoma. Every community's contact information is available on its webpage; you can also find contact information for neighborhoods while viewing floor plans available in a community. 


How long does buying a new home in Tacoma take?

The speed at which you can complete your new home purchase in Tacoma depends on numerous factors, and every homebuyer has a unique situation. However, LGI Homes offers a streamlined buying process that means you could have the keys to your dream home in as little as 30-45 days.