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University District, 4545 8th Ave NE | Seattle
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  •  Cat friendly
  •  Covered Parking  
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Minimum Lease Term  
  •  Private Balconies
  •  Quartz Countertops
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Short Term Rentals  
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Sun Deck
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

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About this Location

Trader Joe's
7 min walk
Woodland Park
24 min walk
44 (bus) - 2 min
512 (bus) - 2 min
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 
updated 6 hrs ago

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,524+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,758+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$2,409+
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
    •  Smoke-Free Community
  • Convenience

    •  Package Receiving
  • Entertainment

    •  Grilling Station
    •  Resident Lounge
    •  Sun Deck
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Microwave
    •  Quartz Countertops
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Laundry

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Minimum Lease Term  
  • Living Room

    •  Central A/C
    •  Large Windows
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Covered Parking  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat fee  
    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog fee  
    •  Dog friendly
    •  Max Pets Limit  
    •  Pet deposit for cats  
    •  Pet deposit for dogs  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  Controlled Access
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available
  • View

    •  Amazing Views
    •  Private Balconies
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Beware of Scam

We were 2 summer interns who decided to live in Seattle instead of in the suburbs like had done the prior summer. We liked the Lightbox apartment and location. The problem is, they have a history of scamming you after you vacate the premises. There are many reviews out there just like ours that attest to our experience. They do this especially to out of state students. Once you leave and go back home they hit you with made up and unsubstantiated charges like smoke damage and having to paint the entire apartment and ceiling twice! They can't supply pictures or receipts for the repair work. The comical aspect, if there is one, is that during our 3 month stay, we did not cook and we do not smoke. They know that the amount they charge is not high enough to expend the money necessary to retain an attorney, fly out for court appearances, and fight them, so in the end, after you try to reason with them, you end up begrudgingly giving them the $1100 they require just to make the situation go away. We did so because of their threat to go to collections and ruin our credit. The irony, we couldn’t pay online or mail them a check. We had to give the thieves our credit card number over the phone. As college students, bad credit is a big concern of ours and we were told if we didn’t pay that day over the phone it was going to collections. This was a horrible situation and we were so taken advantage. I've learned a great lesson the hard way. Before moving into my next apartment I will read reviews first, check with the local police department, and force a final walk-through prior to leaving. Thank you for allowing me to share my experience.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 18 Recs

Pizza Pi Vegan Pizzaria
Taste of India
Portage Bay Caf & Catering
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grocery 2 Recs

Trader Joe's
Safeway
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convenience 1 Rec

Walgreens
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fitness 22 Recs

YMCA of Greater Seattle - Univer...
Hopelandic Yoga
The Ballet Studio
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parks 3 Recs

Meridian Playground
South Passage Point Park
Woodland Park
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coffee 16 Recs

Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe
A Muddy Cup
WOW Bubble Tea
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About University District

The University District neighborhood has a lot to offer its residents. As it surrounds the University of Washington, residents are in tune with the young and thriving vibes radiating from the campus. Residents have access to history and culture with the area’s historic architecture and close by esta...
Museums
Cheap Food
Convenient
Feels Unsafe
Young and Fun
Public Transit
Close to Campus
Median rents in University District
Studio
$
1,600
1 Bedroom
$
2,100
2 Bedroom
$
2,850

Getting around University District


Parking at Lightbox

Covered Parking

Reserved spaces available

Parking Near Lightbox

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University District Reviews

9 reviews
Crime and Grime. TONS of property crime and a constant risk of being mugged or worse. Be prepared to dodge needles, rogue homeless people, and a variety of drunks. Only good thing about the neighborhood is the cheap food nearby, and the short walk to campus.
Good food around and very close to campus but not much else to do and not actually a very clean or scenic area
Close to school, always people around, stuff going on, stuff open late, water and greenery and bus lines all nearby.
Overall safe, but not clean.
Easy access to everything. Close to campus. Beautiful place.
Not a great area to live in general. Only real upsides are being close to UW campus and close to basic necessities like supermarkets, bus lines, etc.
Love Seattle and everything that goes on there! Recommend living in Seattle instead of the suburbs.
Prohibitively expensive for students, but it feels safe.

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