Hilltop District in Tacoma, WA

In Hilltop, we like to say we’re on top – on top of all of Tacoma, that is! We sit on a hill that overlooks much of the rest of the city and much like our view, we believe our neighborhood is tops, too!

Hilltop is located in the heart of Tacoma above the downtown. It is a quick and convenient spot to pick up a last minute gift, box of chocolates, drug store item, or grab a bite for lunch with choices ranging from barbecue to hot bowls of noodle soup. Hilltop is also one of the oldest residential areas in Tacoma and historic walking tour maps are available through the Historic Preservation Office. It is also home to Columbia Bank, Key Bank, The Evergreen State College, Multi Care and St. Joseph’s hospital.

Our businesses are as diverse as the customers they serve. Need groceries? Check out Sav-A-Lot. How about gifts, including home-made candies? The Basket Nook and Johnson’s Candy have you covered. Looking for the latest in men’s fashions? Stop by Mr. Mac’s and he’ll take care of you. Are you hungry for some authentic ethnic food? Visit Le-Le’s Vietnamese Restaurant.

Hilltop is also your go-to spot to take care of your banking, dry cleaning, postal and pharmacy needs. And to top it all off, we’ve got barbers and hair salons, too! See the complete list of the more than 50 businesses in Hilltop and you’re sure to find just what you need.
So if you’re looking for the top spot in Tacoma, look no farther than Hilltop!




The Hilltop district meetings are held at 8 am on the 3rd Thursday of each month at Allen AME Church, 1223 MLK Jr. Way
Contact a board member to verify location.

PRESIDENT – Anthony Steele


SECRETARY – Michelle Marconi

TREASURER – Anne Artman

MANAGER – Mario Lorenz

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Shop in Hilltop

Retail and specialty stores in Tacoma’s Hilltop district Basket Nook 1007 MLK Jr. Way Tacoma, WA 98405 (253) 627-1332 Cost Less LLC 1124 MLK Jr Way Tacoma, WA 98405 (253) 627-8759 Johnson Candy Company 924 Martin Luther King Jr. Tacoma, WA 98405 (253) 272-8504 website Main Street Grocery 901 MLK Jr Way Tacoma, WA 98405 …

Services in Hilltop

Churches, schools, banks, healthcare and more in Tacoma’s Hilltop district Acupuncture Clinic of Tacoma 722 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Tacoma, WA 98405 (253) 572-1050 website Allen AME Church 1223 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Tacoma, WA 98405 (253) 627-6855 Allen Renaissance 1321 M.L.K. Jr Way # A, Tacoma, WA 98405 (253) 383-8775 website Bates …

Things to do in Hilltop

Attractions and activities in Tacoma’s Hilltop district Bates Technical College 1101 S. Yakima Ave. Tacoma, WA 98405-4895 (253) 680-7000 Website People’s Park 900 S. Martin Luther King Jr Way Tacoma, WA 98405 The Buffalo Soldiers Museum 1940 South Wilkeson, Tacoma, WA 98405 (253) 272-4257 Website The Evergreen State College 1210 6th Avenue Tacoma, WA 98405 …

Eat & Drink in Hilltop

Restaurants, bars and cafes in Tacoma’s Hilltop district Acme Tavern 1310 Tacoma Ave S. Tacoma, WA 98402 (253) 272-1892 website Bob’s Bar-B-Q Pit 911 S 11th St Tacoma, WA 98405 (253) 627-4899 website Fish House Cafe 1814 MLK Jr Way Tacoma, WA 98405 (253) 383-7144 website Hazelwood Espresso 1213 S. Sprague Ave Tacoma, WA 98405 …

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