Best neighborhoods in Seattle

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Sunset Hill

Sunset Hill
Ranked 1st best neighborhood in Seattle

"Portrait Of Serenity"

- hudsonite
From the Chittenden Locks to the sands of Golden Gardens, this place is a true oasis! Nestled in the middle lies a most coveted plot of land deemed Sunset Hill Park. Given as a gift over 100 years a...
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Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in Seattle

"A gem in the emerald city"

- JamesD1
The Magnolia Bridge and West Dravus Street are the only two roads that drivers can use to access Magnolia, which makes for a very quiet neighborhood. Magnolia is built on a hilly peninsula. The Puget...
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Ranked 3rd best neighborhood in Seattle

"Quaint, walkable, green, and...white"

- MarthaB1
Wallingford, aka “Wallyhood” is a combination of small-town vibe and big-city perks. A charming, walkable neighborhood full of green spaces, it has a vibrant downtown with a movie theater, restaurant...
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Ranked 4th best neighborhood in Seattle

"In the middle of everything - home to hippies to Google."

- JamesD1
Fremont is affectionately called the “center of the universe” and for good reason, it’s centrally located in Seattle and close to everything. The neighborhood is eclectic and has a mix of modern st...
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Ranked 5th best neighborhood in Seattle

"Sun Worshippers Apply Here"

- LukePhillips
The Alki area is a neighborhood centered around a two-and-a-half mile stretch of sandy, yielding coastline in stark contrast to some of Washington’s other pebbly beaches that are crowded with logs and...
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Ranked 6th best neighborhood in Seattle

"Access, Location and Beauty"

- hudsonite
Husky Stadium at the University of Washington is a coveted place in the Fall. Many will travel great distances to view the purple and gold. Imagine being able to walk just a few blocks to encounter...
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Ranked 7th best neighborhood in Seattle

"Quiet, Affordable, & Leafy Family-Friendly Neighbhorhood Tuc..."

- DavisR
Highland Park flies under the radar as far as Seattle neighborhoods go. Why? Well, first, the neighborhood itself can only tout a few bars, restaurants, and coffee shops--not even one brewpub... yet!...
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Ranked 8th best neighborhood in Seattle

"Inviting, Relaxing, and Quiet Place to Live"

- mchurchw1
Named for its location on the east side of Lake Union, Eastlake is one of the oldest and most inviting neigborhoods in the city. It is located beteen the University District and Downtown Seattle, givi...
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International District
Ranked 9th best neighborhood in Seattle

"Historic, Affordable, Delicious"

- LukePhillips
The International District (commonly known as Chinatown), is a historical and spectacular region of Seattle. More than half the residents are Asian, which ought not to be a surprise considering the n...
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Madison Park
Ranked 10th best neighborhood in Seattle

"An Affluent Community Nestled in Outdoor Beauty"

- hudsonite
A gorgeous neighborhood located in the extreme northeast corner of central Seattle (Area south of Union Bay). Its boundaries are Lake Washington Boulevard to the west, East Madison Street to the so...
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West Queen Anne
Ranked 11th best neighborhood in Seattle

"One of the most desirable residential areas in the city"

- mchurchw1
The Western slope of Queen Anne hill, bounded by 15th Avenue West on the western side, Queen Anne Ave N. to the east, and Alaskan Way to the south, is one of the most beautiful places to live in Seatt...
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Ranked 12th best neighborhood in Seattle

"A City Within Itself"

- LukePhillips
Ballard is a city unto itself. And I’m not exaggerating and I’m not saying this in that “nod to annexation” kind of way, I’m saying that there is a humorously subversive element that really demonstra...
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Pike Market
Ranked 13th best neighborhood in Seattle

"Historic, Iconic"

- LukePhillips
The Pike Place Market is a historic area that runs like a veritable, upscale fair every day. The market looks out Southwest toward Elliott Bay and sets the scene for the seaside soiree. It’s not eas...
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Laurelhurst / Sand Point
Ranked 14th best neighborhood in Seattle

"Coastal Neighborhoods with Smarts and Serenity"

- hudsonite
This review incorporates three neighborhoods-in-one (Laurelhurst, Windermere and Sand Point). The stretch from Magnuson Park ( to the tip of the Laurelhurst Peninsula is divers...
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Ravenna / Bryant
Ranked 15th best neighborhood in Seattle

"A Residential Community Of Professors And Graduate Students,..."

- hudsonite
Named after a city in Italy, Ravenna lies to the north of the University District and Laurelhurst. It's (Ravenna/Bryant) boundaries fall on Roosevelt Way and 20th Avenue NE in the west, NE 85th Str...
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East Queen Anne
Ranked 16th best neighborhood in Seattle

"Beautiful and Historic Residential Neighborhood- Great for r..."

- mchurchw1
East Queen Anne is one of the best residential neighborhoods Seattle has to offer. Though it's a bit pricey compared to other communities around the city, if you can afford it living in East Queen Ann...
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Columbia City
Ranked 17th best neighborhood in Seattle

"A Neighborhood That Oozes Character"

- hudsonite
A historic icon, spilling over with diversity. The infamous Columbia City is a sight to behold, especially on foot. Just taking in the sheer number of businesses and restaurants along Ranier Avenue...
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Broadway (Capitol Hill)
Ranked 18th best neighborhood in Seattle

"The Epicenter Of Seattle Culture"

- hudsonite
The Epicenter of Seattle Culture A place more commonly known as "Capitol Hill" (, Broadway is the most densely populated neighborhood in Seattle with a progressive culture....
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North Queen Anne
Ranked 19th best neighborhood in Seattle

"Quiet and safe neighborhood, great for families"

- mchurchw1
The north end of Queen Anne Hill is bordered by 15th Avenue West and Elliott Avenue West to the west and Aurora Avenue North (also known as Highway 99) to the east. The southern boundary of North Quee...
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University District
Ranked 20th best neighborhood in Seattle

"Youthful spirit, youthful residents"

- LukePhillips
University District is a diverse and vibrant neighborhood in all respects, but as the neighborhood’s name may suggest, it leans heavily toward accommodating the college-age residents. Centered on 45t...
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