Homeowners in Fircrest choose to live here for a quiet, affluent, residential park-like setting. Early California settlers purchased a parcel of land to the west of Tacoma and named it Regents Park. The street names in Fircrest are named after their background and value of higher education. Regents Park offers a strong sense of community with properly designed streets, sidewalks and sewers. The Fircrest Golf Club, swimming pool, and Masko Park all dot this wealthy suburb of Tacoma.