Located at the foot of Mount Rainier and along the shores of Commencement Bay in Washington state, Tacoma is recognized as a livable and progressive international city. With a population of more than 199,600 residents, the city that incorporated in 1884 has grown from its historical roots as a home of sawmills and a bustling port that exported goods around the world to a center for international exports, the arts and healthy, affordable living.
For information about Tacoma's history, check the About Tacoma page. This section of the city Web site also offers information about Tacoma's neighborhoods, arts and cultural offerings, and things to do while you are in town. The site also features information about and links to major transportation resources, as well as resources for visitors to Tacoma.