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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
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"I love living here"

My husband and I bought a house in Columbia City about a year and a half ago and we love it here. We are a ten minute walk from the light rail, five minute walk to all the shops, restaurants and farmers market and a 20 minute walk to Seward park. Not everything is perfect here as we live closer to MLK than Rainier and to the south but we have an overly alert dog and alarm system so we feel pretty safe.
In the summer evenings we like to walk down to Full Tilt ice cream which is phenomenal and general hang out for people with and without children. It seems like every couple months we get a new restaurant or shop and a new environmentally friendly apartment complex is currently being built.
All in all Columbia City is an ideal place to live if you are looking for a house (prices are much more affordable than anywhere else in the city that we looked at) or reasonably priced apartment. We take the light rail to work and enjoy the neighborhood events. Transitional is the best word to describe the area but it is transitioning into something great. Within a 5 block radius you can eat something from almost every corner of the world. Who doesn't love that?
  • Lots of great food
  • Reasonable home prices
  • Ethnically diverse
  • Good parks
  • Proximity to downtown
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters


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