Jewel of Pierce County

With over 30 chain saw sculptures, six beautiful parks, an urban forest of fir trees, and friendly, active neighborhoods, the City of Fircrest has earned its title as “The Jewel of Pierce County.” Tucked between the cities of  Tacoma and University Place, residents enjoy a high quality of life filled with community celebrations, an active recreation department, and dedicated public servants.


Incorporation:   1925

Form of Government:   Council-Manager

Class:     Code 4

County:   Pierce

Population:   6,625 (2016 est)

Size: 1.6 Square Miles


The majority of Fircrest is located in the Tacoma School District, with some portions in the south served by the University Place School District.

  • Whittier Elementary School serves Pre-K – 3rd graders
  • brand new Wainwright Intermediate School serves 4th – 8th
  • Henry Foss High School serves 9th – 12th

For further information:


US Representative District 10

Governor’s Office

Washington State 28th Legislative District


Vision and Goals for the City