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Great views come easy in Eastlake.
Studio / 1 BR
43% Complete
2 Bedrooms
66% Complete
3 Bedrooms
100% Complete
4 Bedrooms
0% Complete

Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students


What's around
  • 34 Restaurants
  • 3 Banks
  • 2 Grocery stores/markets
  • 7 Nightlife options
  • 23 Shops
  • 1 Schools
  • 33 Fitness options




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


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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.

Eastlake is bordered on the west and north by Lake Union, on the east by Portage Bay and Capitol Hill, and on the south by South Lake Union.


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

Eastlake Seattle Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Eastlake LOCAL schools

Tops K-8
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.09 mi
Bertschi School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.29 mi
Seattle Preparatory School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.36 mi
Game Design Schools
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.58 mi
Bright Water Waldorf School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.67 mi


Local Flavor   Eastlake Local Flavor

Serafina 2043 EASTLAKE AVE E SEATTLE, WA 98102 MAP

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.

Voxx  Coffee
Voxx Coffee 2245 EASTLAKE AVE E SEATTLE, WA 98102 MAP

Since 2008 they have been striving to offer the highest quality espresso beverages to be found anywhere.

East Zoo Tavern
East Zoo Tavern 2301 EASTLAKE AVE E SEATTLE, WA 98102 MAP

Music, food, beer and all the bar games you love. 

Daniel’s Broiler
Daniel’s Broiler 809 FAIRVIEW PL N SEATTLE, WA 98109 MAP

Located on the shores of South Lake Union, guests enjoy nightly live music and waterfront dining with stunning views of Lake Union, Gasworks Park and Queen Anne.

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