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A diverse neighborhood with a tightknit community.

Median Home Rent (PER MONTH)

Studio / 1 BR
49% Complete


2 Bedrooms
68% Complete


3 Bedrooms
83% Complete


4 Bedrooms
100% Complete


Median Home Price

Studio / 1 BR
52% Complete


2 Bedrooms
71% Complete


3 Bedrooms
97% Complete


4 Bedrooms
100% Complete


Good For
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles


What’s around
  • 44 Restaurants
  • 2 Banks
  • 8 Grocery stores/markets
  • 17 Nightlife options
  • 35 Shops
  • 0 Schools
  • 22 Fitness options





Columbia City has a below average violent crime rate and an average property crime rate for Seattle.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Columbia City LIKE?

Columbia City is a diverse (over 60 languages spoken!) neighborhood in south Seattle. As one of Seattle's eight historic landmark districts it has retained its unique character despite increasing development here. So while you will find brand new condos and apartments, there are still quaint neighborhood shops and elegant homes that can make this feel like a small town with all the benefits of urban living – residents often talk about the community pride here.

As you'd expect of a diverse neighborhood, there are dining options here to suit every taste – Ethiopian, Thai, American, Mexican, Caribbean, Japanese, and others. The unique vibe extends to its mom-and-pop stores, boutiques, bookstores, and toy stores. During the summer months a famous Farmers Market attracts residents from other parts of the city.

Many residents don't require a car given its great walkability and access to public transit.

Columbia City is bordered on the north by Mount Baker, on the east by Seward Park, on the south by Rainier Beach, and on the west by Beacon Hill


Downtown Seattle: 4.7 miles / 15-40 minutes by car / 30-35 minutes by transit
Bellevue: 12 miles / 25-45 minutes by car / 65-85 minutes by transit
Redmond: 18.5 miles / 30-50 minutes by car / 60-70 minutes by transit



Local Flavor   Columbia City LOCAL schools

Torah Day School Of Seattle

Parent Rating:

Distance:0.13 mi

Zion Preparatory Academy

Parent Rating:

Distance:0.34 mi

Maxine Mimms High School

Parent Rating:

Distance:0.42 mi

Orca (Columbia)

Parent Rating:

Distance:0.5 mi

Hawthorne Elementary School

Parent Rating:

Distance:0.51 mi


Local Flavor   Columbia City Local Flavor

Geraldine’s Counter

Geraldine’s Counter 4872 RAINIER AVE S SEATTLE, WA 98118 MAP

American style diner serving all the best traditional cuisine for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. 

Island Soul Restaurant

Island Soul Restaurant 4869 RAINIER AVE S SEATTLE, WA 98118 MAP

Island Soul Rum Bar & Soul Shack is a family-run restaurant featuring a full bar and Caribbean-inspired Soul Food. Located in the heart of historic Columbia City for more than a decade.

The Royal Room

The Royal Room 5000 RAINIER AVE S SEATTLE, WA 98118 MAP

With permanent backline, recording and video, a grand piano and a generous stage, the venue has been designed to serve the musicians and artists who will be performing. The restaurant and bar has a comfortable neighborhood feel that welcomes patrons of all ages and varied tastes.

Ark Lodge Cinema

Ark Lodge Cinema 4816 RAINIER AVE S SEATTLE, WA 98118 MAP

Local cinema showing all the latest and greatest movies. 

Full Tilt Ice Cream

Full Tilt Ice Cream 5041 RAINIER AVE S STE 105 SEATTLE, WA 98118 MAP

Full Tilt Ice Cream makes all natural ice cream and frozen desserts with as much creativity and local ingredients as possible. Their retaill outlets feature new and vintage arcade and pinball machines, an eclectic mix of sodas, an amazing mix of music on our stereos, and some of the finest beers the Northwest has to offer.

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