Moving to International District, made easy

Get housing costs, school ratings, safety rankings, walkability scores,
and more with our ultimate International District guide.

The beating heart of Seattle's Asian population.

Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles


What's around
  • 0 Schools
  • 117 Restaurants
  • 16 Fitness options
  • 5 Banks
  • 14 Grocery stores/markets
  • 11 Nightlife options
  • 72 Shops




International District has a high violent crime rate and a high property crime rate for Seattle.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN International District LIKE?

Previously known as Seattle's Chinatown, the International District (or just "ID" to locals) is still the heart of the city's Asian American culture and cuisine. In addition to a Chinese presence, today you'll find Vietnamese, Japanese, Malay, Filipino, Cambodian stores and restaurants as well. This neighborhood is now also home to Japantown and Little Saigon. 

This cultural hub has attractions like the Wing Luke Asian Museum, a Smithsonian-affiliated institution that hosts exhibitions on the Asian American experience, or the Uwajimaya market, which includes an Asian grocery store, food court, bookstore, and restaurants.

This neighborhood can be a bit rough around the edges but investment is pouring in...sometimes controversially as long-time residents fear it will drive up prices. Apartment and condo buildings provide most of the housing stock.

ID is bordered on the north by First Hill and Downtown Seattle, on the east by Central District, on the south by Beacon Hill and Industrial District, and on the west by Pioneer Square.


Downtown Seattle: 0.9 miles / 5-15 minutes by car / 10 minutes by transit / 15 minutes by foot / 10 minutes by bike
Bellevue: 9.6 miles / 15-40 minutes by car / 30-40 minutes by transit
Redmond: 17.6 miles / 25-45 minutes by car / 40-45 minutes by transit

International District Seattle Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   International District LOCAL schools

6-12 & ungraded GRADES
Puget Sound Community School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.18 mi
Gatzert Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.39 mi
Apex Learning High School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.51 mi
O'dea High School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.72 mi
Giddens School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.74 mi


Local Flavor   International District Local Flavor

Harbor City Restaurant
Harbor City Restaurant 707 S KING ST SEATTLE, WA 98104 MAP

Where you can find great Chinese food available for delivery or takeout. 

Uwajimaya 600 5TH AVE S SEATTLE, WA 98104 MAP

International grocery store where you will find the freshest selections of produce, seafood and meats alongside a large assortment of quality Asian gift and grocery items. 

Jade Garden
Jade Garden 424 7TH AVE S SEATTLE, WA 98104 MAP

Available for take out or delivery. 

Oasis Tea Zone
Oasis Tea Zone 519 6TH AVE S SEATTLE, WA 98104 MAP

Not just serving coffee and tea but juices and bubble tea as well. 

Photo Credits: Thanks to @eunicedo, @dapdef, @garyxu2018, @huntingkitty, @christopher5205, @thegoddamnbeard, @balloon_designers, @rebedebuen, @brookedowney, @finkst3r, @almaali.ces, @iheartid for your great photos of this neighborhood! 


Do you have photos you'd like to share? Send 'em in to

Move here from anywhere.

Get free quotes from awesome international movers.
Compare all your quotes in one place. Book the right mover for you.

You might also like...
Or get personalized neighborhood recommendations from our Neighborhood Explorer
have anything to add? Are you a local expert? We're always looking for the best intel on neighborhoods, so send us a message if you have any tips
Desktop Version

© 2021 GoodMigrations LLC. All rights reserved.

The GoodMigrations logo and the Cost/Time/Condition metric are service marks of GoodMigrations LLC. Terms  Privacy Policy