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

"A Neighborhood That Oozes Character"

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 and Martin Luther King Jr. Way (MLK) can make any head spin. Located between Hinds Street (north) and Kenyon (south), with MLK and Ranier squeezing in tight on the south side. In the northern half, it spreads eastward along Alaska Street.


Formerly a dense conifer forest, named with... Full review
  • Fascinating architecture
  • Ethnically diverse
  • Good parks
  • Interesting historic sites
  • Proximity to downtown
  • Unique dining choices
  • Further access from Interstate
  • Limited accommodations
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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