Located just 40 minutes south of Seattle, Tacoma-Pierce County puts the mountains, the city and the sea in your backyard for a price that’s more affordable than other major metros, including our northern neighbor, Seattle. What is Tacoma known for? We’re glad you asked. Pierce County is a vibrant region that’s home to comfortable weather, affordable living options, ample water sports and outdoor recreation opportunities and a thriving arts and culture scene. Simply put, there’s way more to life in Tacoma-Pierce County.