5.2 out of 10

9th Ave Northeast, Northgate

47.7109639415643 -122.319067208361
Great for
  • Schools
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids


3/5 rating details
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Schools 5/5

"Student housing south of 55th"

I mostly know 9th NE along the stretch from NE 55th down to the water. It's not an arterial, but it's well-traveled enough by locals that the city keeps trying new things to slow down the traffic. Even so, if you're a student not too sensitive to noise, it's a great location.

Easy access to NE 45th, I-5, and the UW, it also boasts one of Seattle's best movie theaters, the Metro, as well as a couple parks. There were days I would just walk up and down 9th Ave and find enough to do to fill the afternoon and call it a day well spent.

One drawback: with all the attention to the Stop signs and speed slaloms, the sidewalks have been neglected, offering some tripping hazards and making it tough for wheelchairs to maneuver.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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