Best Seattle Neighborhoods

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Seattle Neighborhood Guide

Seattle has a couple dozen neighborhoods which are fantastic choices to move into when selecting where to purchase your real estate. Which neighborhood is best? Well that all depends on what you are looking for. We’ve broken it down so that you can quickly make a choice of which home is best. Listings in these neighborhoods can easily be found at Seattle Neighborhoods. Enjoy your quick guide to where Seattle neighborhoods!

Affordable Seattle Neighborhoods

  • Bitter Lake is a far north Seattle neighborhood. The highest end homes are typically $400K.
  • Delridge an affordable area not far from the city with several homes under $180K.
  • Georgetown is surrounded on all sides by opportunities for eomployment and is a very affordable place to live at the same time, being just underneath the King County International Airport.
  • Industrial District the name explains the type of work you will be doing if you work close to home. These are affordable homes which can save you on your commute time.
  • Jackson Park has both affordable condos and nice single family homes for sale.
  • Lake City is probably Seattle's most affordable waterfront area.
  • Lake Union if you're looking for a house boat, this is the place to buy one.
  • Northgate on the far end of the Seattle boundaries, North Gate is an affordable area.
  • Rainier Valley is one of Seattle's affordable and distant areas. These homes are just northeast of the Boeing Field-King County International Airport.
  • South Park is considered an undervalued area close to Seattle where homes range between $200K to $100K.
  • Middle Class Seattle Neighborhoods

  • Broadview is a far north Seattle which is also partially waterfront. The most affordable homes are as low as $200K, which is most common. But waterfront listings easily run into several million.
  • Columbia City is not far out of the main city area, and is one of Seattle's up and coming areas.
  • Fremont is an upper-middle class area on the north side of Lake Union.
  • Greenwood is just north of Green Lake, and similar to its neighbors down South has a nice variety of well kept homes in a nice neighborhood.
  • Haller Lake is an interesting area. The closer you get to the small lake in the center, the higher dollar the homes and nearby parks.
  • North Seattle has some of it all, so it's safest classification is "Middle Class."
  • Pinehurst is an innovative and clean neighborhood.
  • Ravenna is an upper-middle class neighborhood with great parks and schools nearby.
  • University District a convenient location for the scholarly. Home value is high here for what you get.
  • Wallingford homes are both large homes and nice condos with high prices, and at the same time the neighborhood has its share of low income housing.
  • West Seattle is upper middle class with some of the best views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains.
  • High Dollar Prestigious Neighborhood

  • Green Lake is a well maintained area, and could almost be considered waterfront, because technically these homes sit on Green Lake - a lake in the middle of suburban Seattle.
  • Harrison/Denny Blaine is an upper class waterfront neighborhood with several multi million dollar homes.
  • Madison Park is arguably one of Seattle's best neighborhoods. Large lots, waterfront homes, and fantastic golfing.
  • Queen has long been one of Seattle's most recognized areas. Homes sit along Lake Union or atop the hill overlooking both Puget Sound and Lake Union
  • Seward Park is full of gorgeous homes which have views of nearby Mercer Island.
  • View Ridge is both middle and upper class. Homes are around $200K until they suddenly jump to around $700K - it all depends on waterfront views or not.
  • Windermere is a waterfront neighborhood on the east side of Seattle. Homes here are typically right around $1,000,000.
  • Waterfront Neighborhoods

  • Alki is a long, skinny neighborhood right along the Puget Sound. Homes here are affordable, but packed in like sardines along the waterfront.
  • Ballard has both high end and low end homes along Salmon Bay. Of course, the high end homes are the ones which will have the waterfront views.
  • Bellevue is very similar to Ballard, but is on the east of Seattle. This area has received lots of attention as one of America's best areas to live. These homes are along the Meydenbauer Bay.
  • East Seattle has many waterfront homes available, and inland further is considered more a middle class neighborhood.
  • Magnolia beautiful multi million dollar homes line the waterfront in this highly coveted area.
  • City Center Neighborhoods

  • Atlantic is arguably one of Seattle's best areas to live if you are looking for a good deal which is close to the city. These homes will typically be between $300K - $200K.
  • Broadway Broadway is just outside of the city center, and has its own share of classy homes in luxuriously built and maintained buildings.
  • Capitol Hill and Broadway are often times considered one in the same.
  • Central District is the very heart of the city. Most if it is hardly residential, but there are some housing opportunities available for purchase and rent.
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