Tacoma, Washington is a mid-sized urban port city which is located on Washington’s Puget Sound. The population is approximately 200,000. Tacoma took its name from the nearby Mount Rainier, originally called Mount Tacoma or Mount Tahoma. The city is called “City of Destiny” since the area was chosen to be the western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad in the late 1800s. The Tacoma-Pierce County area has been named one of the most livable areas in the country and Tacoma has also recently been listed as the 19th most walkable city in the country.