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  • First Hill

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    First Hill is so named for being the first of the seven hills of Seattle that one encounters when traveling east from Downtown. This nabe is just up the hill fromDowntown, making it one of the most convenient areas of Seattle. A huge selection of bars and restaurants ranging

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  • 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 the

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  • Whittier Heights

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    While some may say Whittier Heights is in the shadow of Ballard, locals know better. Off the main streets filled with brand-name shopping centers, Whittier Heights has some fantastic local stores strewn throughout the backroads. Whittier Heights' mostly flat terrain and unzoned residential areas make this nabe easy to …

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  • 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 day

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  • Matthews Beach

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    This nabe’s namesake freshwater beach is the largest of its kind in Seattle. Matthews Beach is a relatively spacious residential nabe and most houses have large front or back yards. Like a lot of Seattle nabes well removed from Downtown, sidewalks are practically non-existent. There are a few apartments

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  • 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 change

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  • Broadview

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    Located in the northwest corner of Seattle city limits, Broadview residents like its stunning views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Once a bustling hub during the days of Playland–a large amusement park located in Broadview that was demolished by the city in 1961–this nabe has since calmed down, …

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  • Fremont

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    The neighborhood of Fremont will inspire a number of questions, such as: Why is there a troll eating a car under the Aurora Bridge? Is that a statue of Lenin? Why are people cycling naked? Your questions aside, Freemont is an eclectic area on the edge of the Lake

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  • 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. Commercial

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  • Demythologizing Major Seattle Attractions

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    This post attempts to clear up common misunderstandings concerning what I believe to be three of Seattle’s most popular attractions. The information is absolutely indispensable, and soon to be broadcast to the masses in the form of a public service announcement. You, lucky readers, get it first.

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    The Fish Ladder

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  • 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. It

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  • Madison Park

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    A genteel nabe located in east central Seattle, Madison Park formed as a summer getaway nabe for the city's early elite. Today it offers prime location, great beaches, elegant homes, and a lingering sense of prestige. Here you will find a number of chic boutiques, hair salons, some of

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  • 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 a

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  • Greenwood

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    Greenwood is a stunning pseudo-suburban nabe with enough amenities to keep you from ever having to leave. Atypical of north Seattle nabes, Greenwood offers a seemingly ridiculous amount of cool restaurants and intriguing bars to whittle away your hours in. In fact, there are so many dining and shopping options …

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  • Georgetown

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    Georgetown is unlikely to remain off the beaten path for too much longer–word of its bounties is quickly getting out. Sporting an odd yet sultry mix of industrial blight and new-age renovation, this nabe is now alive with the sounds of live music and excellent bars. Georgetown’s relative isolation

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  • 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 for

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  • 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 might

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  • Richmond Beach

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    Richmond Beach is a northern suburb that feels more like a community than a suburb. There is a wide range of amenities in this nabe to keep residents happy and at home, just the way a community should be. Many houses feature incredible views of Puget Sound and the

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  • 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, toy

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  • Victory Heights

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    Victory Heights is one of those areas whose history is a bit more eclectic than other parts of seattle. During prohibition, this spot was home to a collection of speakeasies and other taverns that housed rabble-rousers. As it began to mature, an influx of future young Seattlites solidified this nabe …

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  • Market

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    Market is a perfectly peaceful nabe just a short stroll, but a world away, from Downtown Kirkland’s buzzing entertainment-filled streets. Infinitely walkable, epically beautiful, and serene to the max, Market has almost everything you could want. A bit on the sleepy side, but that’s ok when you have five—yes,

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  • 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 the

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  • 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 extensive

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  • Central District

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    You probably woke up this morning and said, “I wonder where Sir Mix-a-Lot was raised.” Look no further than the Central District, one of Seattle's oldest and most diverse neighborhoods, and home to a rich history of civil rights action. Located just south of Capitol Hill, Central District has

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  • 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 lines

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  • Seola Beach

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    Seola Beach has seen a bit more development than some other struggling Burien nabes. While mostly a residential area, Seola Beach has easy access to the West Seattle staple, Westwood Village. If you plan on living here, a car is a definite need — you'll often find yourself trekking out …

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  • Downtown Kirkland

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    Downtown Kirkland pretty much feels as if you somehow teleported yourself to a SoCal beach town, replete with a coastal park and beach, and funky shops. A plethora of restaurants will tingle your taste buds and Marina Park provides a perfect beach for swimming in Lake Washington when summer

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  • 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 upper

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  • 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 distracted

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  • Eastlake

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    This central Seattle nabe is located on the east side of Lake Union, just north of Downtown and south of the University District. This centralized location makes it an ideal spot for students of the University of Washington and people who work in Downtown. Filled to the brim with

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