"Great access to the U"
This is a great street for access to the U district, to many of the building associated with UW, and to the water. There are a lot of cafes and coffee shops along NE Pacific Street as it is a primary hub to the university. Lots of businesses are found along the street and traffic can get congested but keeps moving consistently. I've spent a lot of time strolling along Burke-Gilman Trail and entered just about every building on the UW campus. Lots of college students are found in the area and it is a great hub for other seattle destinations, especially in the U district.