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Good For
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Singles


What's around
  • 23 Restaurants
  • 4 Banks
  • 7 Grocery stores/markets
  • 5 Nightlife options
  • 19 Shops
  • 3 Schools
  • 9 Fitness options




Rainier Beach has an average violent crime rate and a low property crime rate for Seattle.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Rainier Beach LIKE?

Rainier Beach is an affordable, ethnically diverse neighborhood in south Seattle. Its residents take great pride in their diversity and sense of community and regularly host art walks and school fundraisers. You'll mostly find single-family homes here along with a few apartment buildings. While gentrification hasn't come yet to this residential area, given development in adjacent parts of the city it's only a matter of time.

Rainier Beach has a number of green spaces, including Be'ersheva Park, Kubota Garden, Lakeridge Park, Fred Hutchinson Playground and Deadhorse Canyon Natural Area.

This neighborhood is also home to a large family-owned farm so you're likely to see horses on the streets and in the lake.

Rainier Beach is bordered on the north by Columbia City, on the east by Seward Park and Lake Washington, on the south by Allentown, and on the west by Beacon Hill.


Downtown Seattle: 10 miles / 25-55 minutes by car / 50-60 minutes by transit
Bellevue: 14.3 miles / 30-55 minutes by car / 100 minutes by transit
Redmond: 21 miles / 35-60 minutes by car / 75-80 minutes by transit

Rainier Beach Seattle Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Rainier Beach LOCAL schools

St. Paul School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.02 mi
Amazing Grace Christian School
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Distance:0.13 mi
Emerson Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.25 mi
PK, 1-3, 6 GRADES
Children's House Montessori
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.41 mi
K-1, 3-5 GRADES
Rainier View
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.88 mi


Local Flavor   Rainier Beach Local Flavor

Pizzeria Pulcinella
Pizzeria Pulcinella 10003 RAINIER AVE S SEATTLE, WA 98178 MAP

Wood-Fired Neapolitan Pizza

Sunset Cafe
Sunset Cafe 8115 RAINIER AVE S SEATTLE, WA 98118 MAP

Local spot for Ethiopian cuisine. 

Kubota Garden
Kubota Garden 9817 55TH AVE S SEATTLE, WA 98178 MAP

Beautiful Japanese Garden is Seattle's hidden treasure. 

Photo Credits: Thanks to @kdtrouble, @maggie_do, @ceeceecad, @iamrandalls, @reesemcg, @auadesign, @kuow, @rehoward, @jenniferlaytee, @billmiller84, @felonwood_goods, @marsh_sutherland, @rodchips, @kukah_nn, @maddielafo, @im_agiraffe for your great photos of this neighborhood! 


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