The name of this neighborhood isn't hard to figure out: it sits on the eastern shore of Lake Union. Eastlake is a low-key, funky area of brightly colored homes and small businesses right by the water. For people looking for a totally unique lifestyle, you can live on one of the many houseboats here.
Dive bars and local restaurants make for a chilled out nightlife, so for anything more raucous you'll want to head outside this neighborhood.
It's easy to get to Seattle's Downtown so you'll find wealthy professionals living here (it costs to have a house with a view). And due to the easy commute to the nearby University of Washington, this neighborhood is also popular with students since there are still a few affordable (and rundown) housing options.
A major highway forms the eastern boundary of this neighborhood and homes close to this highway will have to deal with noise from the traffic.
Downtown Seattle: 3 miles / 10-25 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit / 20-25 minutes by bike
Bellevue: 8.3 miles / 20-35 minutes by car / 50 minutes by transit
Redmond: 16.3 miles / 25-40 minutes by car / 40-45 minutes by transit
Serafina opened its doors in 1991 as an intimate neighborhood restaurant located along Eastlake between the University District and Downtown Seattle. Its ochre walls, reminiscent of the Tuscan landscape, its intimate, sultry atmosphere, and its authentic Italian cuisine make it a favorite with diners from around the Puget Sound and beyond.