Downtown Seattle

The Heart of the Emerald City
Downtown Seattle offers its residents rich history, tradition, and culture, as well as, abundant growth and exciting new experiences. Stop by the Pike Place Market, established in 1907, for tons of delicious food choices overlooking Elliot Bay. See a Broadway show at the 5th Avenue Theater, or shop in the heart of downtown at boutique shops or retail staples like the Nordstrom flagship store. The downtown waterfront also boasts a huge Ferris wheel and the Seattle Aquarium.

Renters here love being in the middle of all the action. While parking may be hard to find, coffee is always flowing, and new and unexpected revelries are always on the agenda. Though renters here are usually young professionals, the area's easy access to the University of Washington makes it a good option for students as well.
What Downtown Seattle Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.7
value
7.0
amenities
7.0
social
7.0
management
8.0
Median rents in Downtown Seattle
Studio
$
1,850
1 Bedroom
$
2,600
2 Bedroom
$
3,950

Living in
Downtown Seattle

Convenient
New Restaurants
New Construction
Close to Offices
Markets and Grocery Stores
Noisy
Safe
Shopping
Downtown Seattle — 8.4/10 Rating (based on 7 neighborhood reviews)
Next to Target, Pike Place Market, Belltown restaurants along 2nd Avenue, Benoroya Hall and other cultural venues. Very professional crowd during daytime. Can get quiet at night. Some tourists on weekends. Some homelessness.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
West Edge
Pros: super close to offices if you work downtown. There are a lot of great restaurants in downtown, Belltown within walking distance. Grocery shopping is surprisingly easy with city Target and Kress nearby.

Cons: Lots of homeless people around. While most of them are harmless, occasionally one or two may try to pester you. Stay away from 3rd ave. Also - you are pretty much guaranteed to smell people smoking pot on the street if you walk around here. Some people on 3rd even look like they can sell you some. Well - it's legal, but still, not something I want my baby to get accustomed to...
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Harbor Steps
We live on the outskirt of Belltown so we're a few blocks away from the action. This is a positive for us since it is relatively quiet but we're just a short walk from nightlife. The area is generally safe but I would avoid walking alone at night near Third and Bell.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Insignia
New restaurants are also popping up like Skillet, Marination, Potbelly. Again, close to my work and the bus lines. Very close to Whole Foods too so that's convenient.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Via 6
In the center of all of the Amazon buildings, so bars/restaurants/Whole Foods are full practically 24/7, but easy walk to the market, the stadiums, and convenient delivery services. I wouldn't recommend living here without a car.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Cirrus
Always somewhere great to eat or drink open, and tons of entertainment options. Not so great with a kid, but a wonderful place to live otherwise (or if you don't mind driving to expose your child/pet to greenery). Much better than living in core downtown, since there are so many more entertainment benefits.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Market Place North
This building is close to shopping and restaurants/ very safe area / there used to be minimum noise, however, there is construction of a building across the street, which is very noisy at night.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Olivian


Getting to Know
Downtown Seattle

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: I-5 Express to Elliot Bay
North to South Boundaries: Denny Way to 2nd Ave Ext S
dining
AQUA by El Gaucho
Homegrown
LoPriore Bros. Pasta Bar
Pike Place Chowder
grocery
Target
Whole Foods
convenience
7-Eleven
Rite Aid
Walgreens
fitness
Emerald City Pilates and Personal Training
Go Total Body Fitness
Gold’s Gym
Zum Fitness
parks
Freeway Park
Victor Steinbrueck Park
Waterfront Park
Westlake Park
coffee
Ancient Grounds
Daily Dozen Doughnut Company
Monorail Espresso
The Good Coffee Company
bus
101/150/255 (bus)
120/125/C Line (bus)
212/554 (bus)
301 (bus)
E Line (bus)
parking
Impark Parking
Republic Parking - Hillclimb Court Garage
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Downtown Seattle includes zip codes 98104, 98101, and 98121
Rent vs Own
73
%
of Downtown Seattle residents are renters
Driving to Work
32
%
of Downtown Seattle residents drive to work
New Construction
29
%
of housing units in Downtown Seattle have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
9
%
<20 units
17
%
20-49 units
75
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
3
%
18 - 34
41
%
35 - 54
29
%
55+
28
%
Unit Mix
30
%
Studio
46
%
1 Bed
21
%
2 Bed
3
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
61
%
Undergrad Student
9
%
Grad Student
4
%
Unemployed
4
%
Retired
21
%

Best Apartments
in Downtown Seattle


Studio $2,125
1 Bed $2,515
2 Beds $3,285

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1 Bed $3,317
2 Beds $3,909

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1 Bed $1,650

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Studio $1,952
1 Bed $1,794
2 Beds $3,246

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Studio $1,820
1 Bed $2,345
2 Beds $3,845

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