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Ballard-Greenlake-Fremont

VIBE – Original ⋅ Hip ⋅ Active

NOTABLE – The Ballard Locks enable boat traffic to move from freshwater Lake Union to the salt water of Puget Sound. Fremont’s burgeoning tech industry is reshaping the local community in a big way.

SIZE – 87,000 residents in District 6

HOUSING – Traditional, Craftsman, Mid-Century Modern, Tudor, new construction, townhomes, and condos

Beacon Hill-Seward Park

VIBE – Eclectic ⋅ Urban ⋅ Active

NOTABLE – Beacon Hill in South Seattle, with its distinctive views of the Olympics and Cascades, has tremendous appeal to people who work downtown and commercial developers alike. It is currently a hotbed of activity undergoing significant revitalization as an affordable community close to the Seattle core. Beacon Hill is served by light rail direct to downtown Seattle. The average downtown commute to about 12 minutes, car-free.

SIZE – 87,000 residents in District 2 (including all of Southeast Seattle and Georgetown)

HOUSING – Traditional, Mid-Century Modern, new construction, townhomes, and condos

Belltown-Downtown

VIBE – Urban ⋅ Metro ⋅ Bustling

NOTABLE – High-rise condo/apartment development has brought substantial residential growth to the downtown core. Downtown Seattle provides one of the nation’s best big-city urban experiences for visitors and residents alike, generating an important economic impact for the thousands working in arts, entertainment, hospitality and tourism. More than 20 million people visit Downtown for events, festivals, concerts and sight-seeing. Light rail will reliably connect to the Eastside every 8 minutes beginning in 2023.

SIZE – 87,000 residents in District 7 (includes Queen Anne, Magnolia and the International District)

HOUSING – Apartments and condos

Central Seattle

Central Seattle

VIBE – Diverse ⋅ Hip ⋅ Thriving

NOTABLE – Capitol Hill and Madison Park offer old Seattle charm close to Seattle’s urban core. As part of the Central area’s regrowth, many homes are being torn down to make way for condos and townhomes. The Capitol Hill light rail station offers convenient access to downtown, UW and beyond. Madison park boasts the beautiful Washington Park Arboretum and Broadmoor Golf Club. The Madrona neighborhood, aptly named for the Madrona trees common to the area, is home to GlassyBaby, known for its hand-blown glass candle holders.

SIZE – 87,000 residents in District 3

HOUSING – Traditional, Victorian, Craftsman, Mid-Century Modern, Tudor, new construction, townhomes, and condos

Lake Forest Park

Lake Forest Park-Kenmore

VIBE – High-tech ⋅ Blended ⋅ Contemporary

NOTABLE – Lake Forest Park and Kenmore are quietly triangulated between Shoreline and the Snohomish county cities of Mountlake Terrace Brier. Enriched with parks, incredible water views, and an alcove of waterfront homes, this area offers an oasis-like setting just north of Seattle.

SIZE – Lake Forest Park: 13,000 residents, Kenmore: 22,000

HOUSING – Mid-Century Modern, NW Contemporary, Craftsman, new construction, townhomes, and condos

North Seattle

VIBE – Culture ⋅ Connection ⋅ Community

NOTABLE – Strong neighborhoods, coveted waterfront shoreline, and close proximity to the University of Washington and Children’s Hospital.

SIZE – 174,000 residents in Districts 4 and 5 (Northeast Seattle and North Seattle)

HOUSING – Mid-Century Modern, NW Contemporary, Craftsman, Tudor, new construction, townhomes, and condos

Queen Anne-Magnolia

VIBE – Historic ⋅ Urban ⋅ Active

NOTABLE – Queen Anne is within walking distance of Seattle and is known for its prominent Queen Anne architectural style that dominated the hill in its earliest days as a neighborhood. The Magnolia neighborhood is a natural peninsula located just west of Queen Anne and north of Downtown. Three bridges provide access to Magnolia and help it retain its small community atmosphere amidst a huge urban city. Magnolia is home to the largest park in Seattle and Magnolia residents often enjoy free time at the 534-acre Discovery Park.

SIZE –  87,000 residents in District 7 (includes Belltown, Downtown and the International District)

HOUSING – Traditional, Queen Anne, Craftsman, Mid-Century Modern, Tudor, new construction, townhomes, and condos

Shoreline-Richmond Beach

VIBE – Inclusive ⋅ Connected ⋅ Community

NOTABLE – Shoreline boasts and incredible 404 acres of parkland enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Its saltwater shoreline, botanical garden, interurban trail, athletic fields, courts and playgrounds draw people to this popular north Seattle community. 

SIZE – 53,000 residents

HOUSING – Mid-Century Modern, NW Contemporary, Craftsman, new construction, townhomes, and condos

West Seattle

VIBE – Culture ⋅ Connection ⋅ Community

NOTABLE – Gorgeous views from West Seattle of the Seattle skyline, Puget Sound, along with the Cascade and Olympic mountains, have contributed to residents’ love for the area and make this a favorite Puget Sound destination. Alki Point, and its immensely popular Alki Beach, offers sandy beach, lawn, fire pits, volleyball nets and a flat bike and pedestrian trail runs the length of the beach. The Junction is the heart of downtown West Seattle and where West Seattleites connect—there are shops, restaurants, coffee places, local services, and a year-round West Seattle Farmers Market.

SIZE – 87,000 residents in District 1 (including South Park)

HOUSING – Mid-Century Modern, NW Contemporary, Craftsman, Tudor, new construction, townhomes, and condos