Lake Union Waterfront Real Estate
Lake Union is the city of Seattle's most central waterfront. The shores of the lake house some of the best parks, dining, and entertainment in the city. The real estate on the waterfront ranges from small, inexpensive houseboats to large, luxurious homes with views of the city skyline and the water. The lake is almost always being used by sailboats, kayakers, recreational boaters and even the occasional seaplane. Boat traffic speeds are heavily regulated, so the lake is fairly calm.
Lake Union connects Lake Washington and Portage Bay in the East to the Ballard locks and Puget Sound in the West. The water level is regulated year-round through management of the locks. The houseboat communities of Lake Union are some of Seattle's most-famous real estate, with the "Sleepless" in Seattle houseboat being a favorite tourist attraction. There are plenty of daytime-use docks for boaters to tie up and have dinner at one of the waterfront restaurants. There are numerous boating events throughout the year, and the fireworks display on the lake is watched from Gas Works Park by hundreds of neighborhood residents every year. With its close proximity to downtown Seattle and perfect city views, Lake Union real estate is highly sought-after and priced accordingly.
Lake Union is bordered by Westlake/Queen Anne, Wallingford in the North, Eastlake/Montlake, and South Lake Union.
Seattle Waterfront Real Estate