4.4 out of 10

East Union St, Minor

Ranked 6th best street in Minor
47.6129033203541 -122.309917265539
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 3/5

"Quaint neighborhoods with direct downtown access"

East Union Street is one of the main thoroughfares that intersect downtown Seattle, Capitol Hill and Madrona. The homes are fairly nice, the neighborhoods are friendly in a "community" sense and there are a few schools, grocery stores, businesses and restaurants along the way. Seattle is a very pedestrian-friendly city, and those walking along E. Union take full advantage, not letting drivers get away with not yielding to them. Speed limits along this street are typically pretty slow because of the pedestrian traffic and may cause some congestion throughout the day.

The Madrona Elementary School and Madrona Playground make for great places to let kids play close to home. Being so close to Capitol Hill, one of the most popular residential neighborhoods in Seattle, home prices can be a bit high, but the neighborhoods are generally quiet and friendly. The street winds around to Lake Union, which doesn't have beach access per se, but does offer some nice views of the lake from the large Madrona Park.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

"Nice Neighborhood But a Terrible Terrible Place to Drive"

I’m kind of afraid to drive on East Union Street, which is kind of a problem because it connects downtown to Capitol Hill if you’re going through the Virginia Mason Medical Center. It just seems that everyone who drives here is crazy, and the pedestrians are worse. It’s even poorer than the cobblestone side streets it crosses like Summit Avenue because it has more twists and turns. The street is residential and the houses are nice, but I wouldn’t want to live here because of the driving safety issue.

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