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An up-and-comer with serious musical credentials.

Good For
  • Families
  • LGBTQ
  • Professionals
  • Singles

 

What's around
  • 47 Shops
  • 0 Schools
  • 77 Restaurants
  • 37 Fitness options
  • 2 Banks
  • 10 Grocery stores/markets
  • 20 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITGood

WALKABILITYGood
Safety

Central District has an average violent crime rate and a below average property crime rate for Seattle.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Central District LIKE?

Once home to Jimi Hendrix and Quincy Jones, the Central District is an up-and-coming area that is – no surprise – centrally located in Seattle. The Central District has historically been an African-American neighborhood but gentrification has driven up property prices and pushed out many long-time residents. Apartment buildings have replaced many of the single-family homes to accommodate the influx of people.

Besides some spillover from the vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood next door, there is not much of a commercial area here, but there are a good number of restaurants and you're close to other neighborhoods with more excitement. It also has easy access to major highways which makes getting around (or out of) the city fairly simple.

Central District is bordered on the north by Capitol Hill and Madison Valley, on the east by Madrona and Leschi, on the south by Atlantic, and on the west by the International District and First Hill.

 

Commute:
Downtown Seattle: 2.1 miles / 10-25 minutes by car / 25-30 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by bike
Bellevue: 8.6 miles / 20-30 minutes by car / 50-60 minutes by transit
Redmond: 14.9 miles / 25-40 minutes by car / 50-60 minutes by transit

Central District Seattle Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Central District LOCAL schools

9-12 GRADES
Garfield High School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.17 mi
9-12 GRADES
Nova High School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.38 mi
K-5 GRADES
Leschi Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.39 mi
PK-6 GRADES
First Place Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.42 mi
5-8 GRADES
Seattle Girls' School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.44 mi

 

Local Flavor   Central District Local Flavor

Canon
Canon 928 12TH AVE SEATTLE, WA 98122 MAP
canonSeattle.com

The western hemisphere's largest spirit collection at 3,500 labels and counting.

Tougo Coffee Co
Tougo Coffee Co 1410 18TH AVE SEATTLE, WA 98122 MAP
tougocoffee.com

Tougo Coffee Company & Central Share – Is a new Creative coworking space for photographers, Designers, Cooking Classes, or Dinner Parties.  Remote workers are also welcome.   

Pony
Pony 1221 E MADISON ST SEATTLE, WA 98122 MAP
http://www.ponyseattle.com/

Seattle’s most popular gay dive bar is a tribute to the great West Village and Castro bars of the 1970s.

Ezell’s Famous Chicken
Ezell’s Famous Chicken 501 23RD AVE SEATTLE, WA 98122 MAP
Business website ezellschicken.com

Ezell's Famous Chicken has been bringing Seattle its best fried chicken for over 30 years. With a recipe right out of America's South and a genuine dedication to quality.

Photo Credits: Thanks to @squireparkseattle, @ashulk86, @aileenmcgraw, @twroten5_loe, @emtormey, @mama_brooks33, @warrentanner, @klc_seattle, @ligaya.aline, @mjcruzrodriguez, @cheska_later, @phillipbelenky, @evneub, @runsarahsea, @dandyycandyy, @emlala, @markyboy77, @freightyard for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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