The greater Seattle metro consists of several cities and dozens of neighborhoods. You'll find urban living, waterfront enclaves, suburban bliss, and everything in between.
And while the influx of technology companies has driven up prices here, there are still semi-affordable up-and-coming neighborhoods to be found.
But don't take it from us:
"Whenever I have spare time, I go out and choose a different neighborhood to discover. There is always something to enjoy: a long walk along the Puget Sound at Alki Beach, a charming coffee shop or a fancy boutique in Madison, a hipster bar in Capitol Hill, a wander along the numerous stairways in Queen Anne, a visit to an art gallery followed by a food truck lunch in Pioneer Square, an exhibit at the Frye Museum or the Henry Art Gallery, a farmers' market in Ballard, or simply a beautiful viewpoint, and Seattle has so many!"
-Anne-Francoise, Moved from France
Fortunately, we're here to help you narrow down which 'hoods to consider. Check out the different regions below and get detailed neighborhood profiles, including cost of housing, safety ratings, amenities, local school performance, and more! And if you're not even sure where to begin, use the Neighborhood Explorer to filter neighborhoods based on home size and cost, who lives there, amenities, and location.