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Ranked 1st 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, restaurants,...
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Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in Seattle

"Music venues for different tastes"

- AlejandroJ
So Fremont’s one of my top places to go out, especially in the summer. The bars are fun, there’s music, and lots of summer patios. Not so many tourists (at night) as other places, and less clubby th...
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Madison Park

Madison Park
Ranked 3rd best neighborhood in Seattle

"Quiet neighborhood feel in the heart of the city"

- DK2
Madison Park is an easy commute by bus or car to downtown and yet is a quiet, leafy neighborhood with its a thriving commercial district, terrific parks, and quiet streets. It is an easy place to fee...
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Portage Bay
Ranked 4th best neighborhood in Seattle

"Hidden Gem"

- brianh9
This small, tucked away neighborhood at the intersection of 520 and I-5 is truly a hidden gem. I was born and raised in the Seattle area and never considered moving here until looking a little over a...
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Ranked 5th best neighborhood in Seattle

"Mt.Baker is awesome if you work downtown or in Bellevue. Its..."

- mt-bakeriscool
It is fantastic. The city is really investing in the area. Ballard, Greenwood, Innerbay etc are very expensive and take a long time to get to work downtown. Mt.Baker has it's own metro that only takes...
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Sunset Hill
Ranked 6th 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 7th 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 8th 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 9th best neighborhood in Seattle

"Many children’s entertainment options"

- SaraX
Lower Queen Anne has many good family activities. We love going to the Children’s Museum. It is located in the “armory.” It is truly built for children with toys and exhibits that are designed well...
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Ranked 10th best neighborhood in Seattle

"The Central District—a friendly neighborhood"

- PritiA
This neighborhood is mislabeled on StreetAdvisor. Rather than “Minor,” it should be labeled either Central District, or Squire Park. The Central District encompasses several sub-neighborhoods on the...
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International District
Ranked 11th 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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Ranked 12th best neighborhood in Seattle
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Ranked 13th 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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Green Lake
Ranked 14th best neighborhood in Seattle

"City walk and good bookstore"

- SaraX
Green Lake is a busy place for a walk, but nice for a park in a city. It’s a long walk with a child, unless they have a bike or scooter or stroller. My daughter (4) likes to take her scooter. The p...
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Ranked 15th 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 16th best neighborhood in Seattle

"A Great Place to Go Out"

- TomH
Ballard is an awesome neighborhood on the northwest end of Seattle. It’s a really great spot for 20 to 30 somethings to hang out, eat, and drink. I think there are probably more than 10 breweries i...
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Ravenna / Bryant
Ranked 17th 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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West Queen Anne
Ranked 18th best neighborhood in Seattle

"Downtown living with the benefits of the ‘burbs"

- MarthaB1
West Queen Anne is a very popular place to live. It occupies that hard-to-achieve point where city perks like nightlife, lots of people, and nearby amenities, gently transitions into a quiet, residen...
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Ranked 19th best neighborhood in Seattle

"Strikes a good balance"

- SusyG
The Leschi neighborhood is one of those secret little Seattle gems that I love. I admit, I may want to move here one day. It’s away from all the hustle and bustle, has easy access to I-90, reasonab...
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Broadway (Capitol Hill)
Ranked 20th 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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