7.3 out of 10

Northeast 45th St, University District

Ranked 1st best street in University District
47.6612101608849 -122.295466581591
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5

"A great street to walk around, not so much to drive"

There are so many eclectic and fun little shops, and you might miss some hidden gem unless you're on foot. The neighborhood is safe and, depending on the time of year, has something for everyone. Starbucks, of course, has a nice big coffee shop with outdoor seating where you can sit and people-watch. Washington Husky Headquarters offers a great place to get apparel to support our college football team. You can also find bookstores, clothes stores, bike shops, an Apple store, pet store, grocery store and theater, as well as a number of local small business retailers. The trees that line the street make it feel like less of a concrete jungle, but there is plenty of side-street and lot parking to leave your car and hoof it to one of the many restaurants along the street.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

"Fresh out of construction"

While this street is located in a great part of Seattle (close to some good shopping, and work centers), it had recently undergone some some construction work which had caused some hassle for some people. Now that the construction period is over, people are able to enjoy a freshly completed and smooth pavement to drive on.
Recommended for
  • Singles

"Not many good places to live and the traffic can be terrible. It's what's within arms length that counts."

NE 45th starts at Interstate 5 and runs a couple of miles past the UW campus over to University Village. To the west (N 45th) lies the Wallingford area, a nice residential area with cool shopping. The most interesting features of NE 45th are it's intersection with University Way ("The Ave") where there is always something going on, especially early evening, and the entrance to the UW campus. NE 45th forms the northern border of the campus and at the entrance you'll find the Burke Museum of Natural History, a fine place to spend an hour or two. 45th also is the southern boundary of Greek Row if you're into girl or guy watching ( a stroll across campus is actually better for that, plus being much more scenic). At the east end of 45th is University Village, great shopping and some fine places to eat. It's a rather steep downhill trek from campus which means a steep uphill trek back so you might consider the car for this portion of your 45th Street adventure.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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