Northeast Tacoma, Tacoma, Washington
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Northeast Tacoma AKA The "NET" is a neighborhood in Tacoma, Washington.
The generally accepted borders of Northeast Tacoma are the Port of Tacoma to the southwest, the unincorporated Fife Heights area to the southeast, the end of incorporated Tacoma at the Browns Point border to the northwest, and the King County border to the northeast.
Due to the separation from the main part of the city by the Port of Tacoma area, Northeast Tacoma is the most suburban and isolated neighborhood of Tacoma. Development has increased substantially in the past few decades, causing Northeast Tacoma to account for a great deal of Tacoma's growth during this period. Northeast Tacoma is also the most affluent area of Tacoma, although parts of the north end have surpassed the area in recent years. Many homes in the area have views, partially owing to the hilly terrain. Indian Hill is, at 530 feet above sea level, the highest point in incorporated Tacoma.
The children that live in Northeast Tacoma generally attend one of the three public elementary schools (Northeast Elementary, Browns Point Elementary, or Crescent Heights Elementary). All three of the elementary schools feed into Northeast Tacoma's Jerry Meeker Middle School. With the completion of middle school, Northeast Tacoma residents typically attend Stadium High School. Some students choose to attend Federal Way schools, such as Decatur High School. There are also many private school options for the residents of Northeast Tacoma which range from Seabury School, an elementary and middle school, to Bellarmine Preparatory School.
Some of Northeast Tacoma's landmarks are the Centre at Norpoint (a fitness center) and the Northshore Golf Course. The eighteen-hole golf course was set to be developed by commercial builders and developed for housing, despite numerous complaints and petitions from the residents of the surrounding area. There are many buildings with a view of the golf course, including several hundred apartment residents who live on the golf course itself. Development has been halted.