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The main business district of Seattle is a vibrant, walkable neighborhood.
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  • Couples without kids
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles


What's around
  • 410 Restaurants
  • 71 Banks
  • 29 Grocery stores/markets
  • 88 Nightlife options
  • 621 Shops
  • 0 Schools
  • 53 Fitness options




Downtown Seattle has a high violent crime rate and a high property crime rate for Seattle.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Downtown Seattle LIKE?

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Seattle's compact downtown area is the heart of its business district and home to the famous Pike Place Market. Around the market and adjacent piers you'll find plenty of shopping and dining options, and the area is always full of tourists. Once you get a few blocks away from these sights you'll mostly find office buildings and the area can be quiet and empty at night.

For housing, take your pick of high rise condos and apartment buildings which will likely give you a great view of the surrounding mountains and waterways.

Downtown Seattle is bordered on the north by South Lake Union, on the east by Capitol Hill and First Hill, on the south by International District and Pioneer Square, and on the west by Puget Sound.


Bellevue: 10.2 miles / 20-35 minutes by car / 35-40 minutes by transit
Redmond: 15.4 miles / 20-50 minutes by car / 40-45 minutes by transit

Downtown Seattle Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Downtown Seattle LOCAL schools

Seattle Classical Christian School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.24 mi
Apex Learning High School
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Distance:0.36 mi
O'dea High School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.42 mi
The Northwest School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.56 mi
Spruce St. School
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Distance:0.67 mi


Local Flavor   Downtown Seattle Local Flavor

Piroshky Piroshky
Piroshky Piroshky 1908 PIKE PL SEATTLE, WA 98101 MAP

Russian style bakery blending traditional recipes with local flavor, their selection of Piroshkies offer a wide array of choices, both savory and sweet.

Storyville Coffee Company
Storyville Coffee Company 94 PIKE ST STE 34 SEATTLE, WA 98101 MAP

Storyville Coffee is a privately-owned, Seattle-based specialty coffee company with a mission to end human trafficking. Storyville has been shipping exquisitely roasted fresh coffee all around the US since 2006. 

Radiator Whiskey
Radiator Whiskey 94 PIKE ST STE 30 SEATTLE, WA 98101 MAP

Whiskey, Scotch, Rye, Bourbon, Beer, Wine, and Food. Nuf' Said. 

Pike Place Chowder
Pike Place Chowder 1530 POST ALY STE 11 SEATTLE, WA 98101 MAP

Pike Place Chowder first opened its doors in 2003 in Pike Place Market. In 2011 and 2012, Pike Place Chowder won the coveted People’s Choice Award at the West Coast Chowder Cook Off in Monterey, CA.

Pike Place Market Gum Wall
Pike Place Market Gum Wall PIKE ST SEATTLE, WA 98101 MAP

Literally, a wall covered in already chewed gum. Bring a camera, some gum and don't forget the hand sanitizer. 

Photo Credits: Thanks to @myles2run, @rj_jethwani, @frank87122, @cole2046, @annasf2108, @architecture_specific, @farah_sianipar, @downtownseattle, @phoebe_yui, @allensulingfeng, @abigailyuyuyu, @ivovle, @wcameronmartin, @aaaayyyxyaaaa, @cakenflour for your great photos of this neighborhood! 


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