3.5 out of 10

Eastlake Ave East, South Lake Union

47.6191012893052 -122.329114989281
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles


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

"Noisy, right under I-5 but close to REI & some good restaurants"

I lived at Carolina Court, the brick building with a little courtyard at the corner of Eastlake & Mercer. It's a nice building, well-maintained. The apartments are spacious. I had a one-bedroom with two walk-in closets and a walk-in pantry! The downsides to living there were: the noise from the street & the freeway, parallel parking on a one-way street (Mercer) on a hill, and it's a little isolated at night.

BUT, there are lots of upsides too:
- you can get to Capitol Hill or to downtown really quickly
- stumbling distance to the Lobo Saloon, Cafe Venus & The Mars Bar, and LoFi
- easy walk to REI & the ATM at the Evergreen Bank
- very close to I LOVE SUSHI and BluWater Bistro at the south end of Lake Union
- the buses run right along Eastlake Avenue
- it's easy to shoot right over the University Bridge to go to the U-District
- yummy places like Serafina, 14 Carrot Cafe, Louisa's Bakery, and Pazzo's are just a hop & a skip away
- if you row with Pocock Rowing Center or Lake Union Crew or go to school at Cortiva - Seattle (formerly Brian Utting School of Massage & Brenneke), they're all really close
- also very close to El Corazon (live music!)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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