Located along the shores of the Puget Sound, surrounded by Commencement Bay on one side and Tacoma on the other. Ruston is considered one of the most desirable places to live in Washington State and the Pacific Northwest.
Surrounded by water, forests, and mountains, the city boasts beautiful views and endless opportunities for adventure. Perfectly located, Ruston is located to many of the sites and attractions of the South Sound. Ruston is a destination in and of itself, thanks to the parks, entertainment, shopping, restaurants, and activities you can find in Point Ruston.
In 1890 industrialist W.R. Rust established Tacoma Smelting & Refining Company and a company town for his employees, naming the place “Smelter”. In 1906, residents voted to change the name to Ruston, in honor of Mr. Rust. Ruston was officially incorporated on November 10, 1906.
The primary industry for decades in Ruston was the ASARCO copper smelting plant on the waterfront. The smelter and its landmark smokestack, however, were demolished in 1993.
Ruston, WA Real Estate
The Ruston real estate market offers a variety of modern, new construction homes and condos. As well as classic homes built in the early 1900s that are full of charm. Many of the properties are either on the waterfront or have a beautiful view of it.
There are many fun things to see and do in and around Ruston. Point Ruston has everything you could ever want. Shopping, Dining, Entertainment, walking/running/biking paths along the water and a park & splash park for the kids.