Discover Seattle’s natural beauty, diverse neighborhoods, noted restaurants, area attractions and more. It is the Pacific Northwest’s most sought-after city and offers a history rich in entrepreneurial spirit, culture and is a respected leader in the global marketplace.Known as the “Emerald City”, Seattle is enveloped by natural beauty from sea to sky. Centered between two mountains, Seattleites enjoy panoramic vistas as an everyday occurrence; notably Mount Rainier, the awe-inspiring peak situated 14,410 feet above sea level. Landlocked, the city is surrounded by large bodies of water including Elliott Bay, the Puget Sound and Lake Washington, which is the 2nd largest lake in Washington State with some of the most prized waterfront in the world. It’s this diversity of landscapes and natural splendor that defines Seattle’s true beauty.
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Living in a neighborhood with a top Walk Score® is more than a sidewalk-lined street. When your favorite coffee shop is just around the corner, the grocery store is nearby when you run out of milk, and on a sunny day you can skip your way to the park – you’ve found yourself a walkable neighborhood.
For some, the call to live life at water's edge is undeniable: The sunshine reflecting upon the water’s surface, boats or ferries passing by, birds soaring overhead, the glimmer of a wavy sunset. From boating and beachcombing to kayaking and birdwatching—find these activities along the shoreline.
Even if there's a wait at one good restaurant, another great restaurant is nearby. That's what it means to live in a neighborhood known for its food. There are options to please discerning gastronomes and picky foodies alike. For those who feel they "don't belong" in the kitchen but love a great meal.
Montlake is regarded for its community-minded residents, who are civically engaged and come together to host a range of annual events. It is situated between Portage Bay and Capitol Hill, providing an ideal location for those heading into the downtown core or across the Montlake Cut to the University of Washington. The neighborhood is primarily composed of single-family homes built in the early 1900s in the craftsman, bungalow and tudor styles, giving the area a nostalgic feel. A business district on 24th Avenue allows for easy access to all of the amenities one needs for an easy lifestyle.
In Capitol Hill and the surrounding communities, residents indulge in an eclectic mix of local restaurants, boutique shops, art galleries and recreation, all only minutes from the heart of the city. Parts of “the Hill” earmark a moment in time heralding the founders of Seattle, as it was popularly referred to as “Millionaires Row” in the early 1900s. While history is evident all over Capitol Hill, the area is also poised to the future, with never before seen accessibility from the LINK light rail.
Known originally for great Downtown Seattle skyline views, this gem of a neighborhood has blossomed since the new Light rail station arrived. Now a hub of energy filled with diversity, great little culinary delights and a more chillax pace. Jefferson Park is one of the newest renovated parks in Seattle with a golf course, tennis courts, skate park, wading pool and community garden area.
Treeline boulevards, sprawling water-views, great Parks, a community Center next to an eclectic series of shops and business and just up the street from the Mt Baker Rowing and Sailing Center. Known for some beautiful Craftsman-style homes you will find now find some modern infill homes as well. The Mt Baker Light-rail station is filled with art and will whisk you to either downtown Seattle or south to the airport making this jewel of a neighborhood one of my favorites
Located just east of Downtown Seattle, Leschi is among the city’s best-kept secrets, from its quaint business district to the harbor and general casual atmosphere. It affords seamless access to downtown living but is also home to its own set of premier dining options and cafes. Leschi is a great recreation destination, with boat moorage, hiking trails, and playgrounds at Leschi and Frink Parks.
The Central District was originally the soul of the City filled with culture and history. Now, as it dances through the gentrification process you find a blend of culture, art, infill homes dotted in neighborhoods filled with homes built in the early 1900's. You can still find a classic Victorian or Arts and Crafts home and original high density homes at Pine Street Cottages built in 1916 that are filled with the charm of the era. Also known for it's emerging food scene and the performances at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, the Central District has it all!
Is a quiet neighborhood on the shore of Lake Washington with homes ranging from bungalows or mansions. It has a great business hub filled with great restaurants, shops, wineries and assorted businesses. Located on Lake Washington, Madrona Park has a fabulous beach and is great for gatherings of all sorts! They have a great swim area for triathlon training to get you ready for those open water swims!
An upscale in-city neighborhood flanked by Lake Washington to the east and Capital Hill to the west, is both quiet and rich with history. It features early 20th Century mansions on large lots along with some newer view homes dotted along the ridge with amazing view of Lake Washington. A sweet quiet residential community that is minutes to downtown Seattle and home to several multi-acre parks and the Seattle Tennis Club.
In Madison Park, stately vintage estates and charming tree-lined streets hearken to the city’s rich historical past yet live for today with vibrant shops and restaurants. Breathe in the fresh air and revel in the lush greenery that makes this elegant neighborhood feel like it’s a small town hidden away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Seattle—although the center of the city is really only a quick ride away.
Seward Park sits on a small peninsula of southeast Seattle, adjacent to Lake Washington. Named after William Seward in the early 1900's, this treasure of Seattle boasts the scenic Seward Park, filled with trails and trees, swimming areas, boat launches, and playgrounds. Waterfront homes line the Eastern edge of this established neighborhood. Historic homes, a tight-knit community, strong local businesses, and a safe neighborhood make this an ideal place to call home.
Founded in the late 1800s as a popular spot for settlers, this eclectic and diverse neighborhood invites a wide range of boutiques, restaurants & bars, bakeries, shops and entertainment options. A strong sense of community pride and historic roots binds together this charming enclave of Seattle. And, proximity to the Sound Transit Link Light Rail station makes this a convenient location for commuters, with trips into Seattle's Westlake Center totaling only 20 minutes.
The Arboretum neighborhood is located just west of the Washington Park Arboretum. This community has 230 acres of park at their doorstep, where the spring is marked by azaleas along “Azalea Way,” contrasting with the park’s wild and heavily canopied areas. At the arboretum’s southern end you’ll find the Seattle Japanese Garden, one of the oldest of its kind in North America, and regarded as one of the most authentic Japanese Gardens in the United States. Washington Park Arboretum is a joint project between the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department and the University of Washington. With its close location to campus, this neighborhood boasts a similar residential feeling to its neighbors in Montlake and Madison Park.
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