Belltown

Belltown

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Belltown has undergone many changes throughout the years, but has settled into a vibrant downtown core rife with both professionals and artists, though it still maintains a slight industrial vibe. The residences are comprised mostly of lofts, condos, and apartments in hollowed-out factories, and tend to reach the …

Green Lake,

Green Lake

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The Green Lake neighborhood is centered around Green Lake –go figure! Green Lake is a relaxed urban area featuring a mix of restaurants, grocery stores and schools. The neighborhood has easy, quick access to Seattle and the rest of Seattle also loves heading to Green Lake Park when …

Columbia City

Columbia City

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Located in the Rainier Valley area of southeast Seattle, Columbia City is a historic district and one of the most diverse areas in the Northwest. Its main artery is Rainier Avenue, which is lined with bars, restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, bike shops, community service centers, and the headquarters …

Lake Forest Park

Lake Forest Park

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Lake Forest Park is distinct for having three nouns in its name, but there’s more to this community at the northern tip of Lake Washington. Varied housing options, multiple parks (including two beach clubs), and a broad public transportation system make this a mecca of calm, small-city living. …

Bryant

Bryant

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Located in northeast Seattle, just south of NE 65th Street, Bryant is primarily a residential neighborhood home to an array of schools, parks, and libraries. The community is occasionally referred to as Ravenna-Bryant, because it borders Ravenna Park, (so you might want to look at Ravenna to get …

Crown Hill

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With an abundance of schools, parks, churches, and a 50 year old Dick’s Drive-In, Crown Hill maintains a relaxed lifestyle sure to attract those looking to settle down. The neighborhood has a number of grocery stores, restaurants, auto-repair shops, and quick highway access to the city. The neighborhood …

Ballard

Ballard

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Truly a community catering to all types, Ballard is a thriving neighborhood in the Northwestern part of Seattle. Though still retaining a strong sense of its origins as a fishing community, Ballard has a bustling nightlife, a strong array of schools, and a growing arts scene. Locals can …

Portage Bay

Portage Bay

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Bridges, boats, and floating water homes give Seattle's Portage Bay a unique nautical flavor. Many of the waterfront homes in this nabe are literally inches away — if not right on top of — Lake Washington. Houseboats aren't your style? Try the original Portage Bay Cafe location, where …

Roosevelt

Roosevelt

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Located in north Seattle on the edge of Cowen Park, and bounded by the I-5 to the west, Roosevelt is home to many different types from students to professionals. Its main thoroughfares are Roosevelt Way (southbound one-way), and 12th Avenue NE (northbound one-way). The commercial center of the …

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill

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Located in southeast Seattle and just off the I-5 to the west, Beacon Hill is a small neighborhood bordering the Seattle core. With an elevation of over 300 feet, Beacon Hill has beautiful views of downtown and Elliot Bay, and features a diverse range of shops, restaurants, parks, …

Interbay

Interbay

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Interbay is a largely industrial nabe, most of which is occupied by a rail yard and an industrial marina. Sandwiched between the residential areas of Queen Anne Hill and Magnolia, Interbay has little housing of its own, but is home to five excellent examples of late 19th century …

Roxhill

Roxhill

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Roxhill is a well-rounded nabe, complete withWestwood Village shopping center and some truly excellent parks. Surprising for its distance fromDowntown Seattle, Roxhill is dense, filled to the breaking point with mid-century bungalows rubbing elbows with one another. Bus access is acceptably convenient, if not stunning, but there are …

Queen Anne

Queen Anne

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Queen Anne, an idyllic neighborhood that takes its name from the stately Queen Anne style of architecture, has some of the most beautiful views in Seattle. Divided into upper and lower Queen Anne, neighborhood life revolves around Queen Anne Avenue, which is full of restaurants, high-end boutiques, cafes, …

Fauntleroy

Fauntleroy

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Like most West Seattle nabes, Fauntleroy is hilly, woodsy, and most of all, stunning beyond words. New residents choose from hillside bungalows with incredible views of Puget Sound or craftsman homes tucked on quiet wooded lanes with large lawns. Fauntleroy feels more like a small seaside town than …

Denny Triangle

Denny Triangle

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The Denny Triangle in central Seattle used to be a steep hill, but it was leveled in the early 1900's. The area of The Denny Triangle is commonly misnamed for its trendier pocket nabe, Belltown. Incredibly urban in character, The Denny Triangle has been the subject of heavy …

Haller Lake

Haller Lake

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Despite Haller Lake having been annexed to the city of Seattle in 1950, it still lacks infrastructure that many residents who live closer to Downtown don't even know you can do without. Sidewalks are a rarity, and the lake the nabe takes its name from often fills with …

Bitter Lake

Bitter Lake

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Named for the tannic acid present in the water, Bitter Lake is a tight-knit community built around the lake and part of the greater community of Broadview. Back in the day the neighborhood was famous for Playland, the vaunted amusement park that drew many, but was shut down …

Lower Queen Anne

Lower Queen Anne

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A vaguely-bordered nabe, Lower Queen Anne sits somewhere between the base of Queen Anne Hill and Denny Way, just under the shadow of the Space Needle. Defined by dense commercial activity, LowerQueen Anne contains a wide variety of restaurants, apartment buildings, theatres, tech companies, and bars. It also …

Cottage Grove

Cottage Grove

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Cottage Grove could not be more aptly named. A huge number of small cottages dot this nabe and create a vibe more often found in rural Washington than Seattle. Cottage Grove’s West Seattle location allows for incredible mass transit access to Downtownand beyond. The West Seattle Recreation Center …

Sand Point

Sand Point

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Most of Sand Point, and the peninsula it sits on, is given over to the stunning Warren G. Magnuson Park. The rest of the nabe is taken over by offices of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and other large business ventures. Accordingly, there is a sharp …

Pinehurst

Pinehurst

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We’re all looking for two things in life: a little happiness and a state-of-the-art drainage system. Well, Pinehurst has got you covered with its relaxed community living and the Pinehurst Green Grid–a recently completed natural drainage system (oh that’s right, you can leave those boots at home). Situated …

Leschi

Leschi

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Bounded by Lake Washington on the east and Interstate 90 on the south, Leschi is a charming waterfront community with a diverse collection of housing and people. Defined by outdoor living, this nabe is focused on a variety of parks, playgrounds, tennis courts, boating and beaching. When not …

Ravenna

Ravenna

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Named after Ravenna, Italy, this northeastern Seattle neighborhood is nestled just north of the busy University district. With its tree-lined winding roads, Ravenna is a charming community with a number of schools, parks, and little clusters of businesses. Stretching over 50 acres, the combined Ravenna-Cowen park system features …

Youngstown

Youngstown

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A small subsection of the larger West Seattle, Youngstown has a community voice that echoes. The local community center has become a hub for activism, bringing to fruition projects like the sustainable rain gardens or tool library. With easy access to Downtown like most of West Seattle, you …

Magnolia

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Magnolia earned its name when Captain Vancouver mistook the madrona trees along the peninsula's southern bluffs for magnolias, though the area is also home to some real magnolia trees. Sitting across fromQueen Anne Hill, Magnolia is a small idyllic community known for its stunning views and small-town familiarity. …

University District

University District

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Less a neighborhood, and more of a playground, the University District revolves around the University of Washington and its many dependents. The area’s main artery is University Way, which is lined with bars, restaurants, boutiques, bookstores, tattoo parlors, cafes, and a gargoyle statuary, all essential for the modern …

Rainier View

Rainier View

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This mellow and mostly residential nabe has much in common with its neighbor, Rainier Beach. Both have had a tumultuous history resulting in their current unjust reputation, but change is coming to Rainier View these days, and it's coming fast. New restaurants and businesses open practically daily, and …

Stevens

Stevens

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Boasting breathtaking views of downtown from the top of Capitol Hill, Stevens is one of the finest nabes Seattle has to offer. Walking down 15th street on a sunny day in Stevens is enough to put a smile on even the most skeptical face. Places like Swedish Hospital, …

Hillman City

Hillman City

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Halfway between the Downtown and SeaTac stops where the Light Rail ends, you'll find Hillman City. The Light Rail's recent implementation combined with proximity to Colombia City will have a significant boost in Hillman City's future popularity. Perfect hipster-housing, a cheerful downtown, and great public transportation options could …

Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill

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Local residents call Cherry Hill “the cherry.” Located north of the international district, this small neighborhood has modern homes, schools, and urban parks. The area has changed a lot through the years and today Cherry Hill is a diverse neighborhood brimming with culture and entertainment. Local landmarks include …