University District

Urban Charm and Coed Fun
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 establishments such as the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture or the Henry Art Gallery. Experience good food and great shopping on University Way, better known as ‘The Ave’. Explore the lush nature o fthe Emerald City while kayaking on Portage Bay or biking the Burke-Gilman trail.

Residents here are usually students at the University of Washington or associated with the school in some way. They love to be a part of the lively atmosphere and enjoy the urban charm.
What University District Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.0
value
7.0
amenities
7.0
social
6.5
management
7.0
Median rents in University District
Studio
$
1,600
1 Bedroom
$
2,100
2 Bedroom
$
2,850

Living in
University District

Close to Campus
Museums
Outdoor Activities
Supermarkets Nearby
Young and Fun
Public Transit
Cheap Food
Feels Unsafe
Convenient
University District — 7.4/10 Rating (based on 10 neighborhood reviews)
There are pretty good restaurants in the U district, a variety of grocery stores and easy access to UW.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Dolphin
Good food around and very close to campus but not much else to do and not actually a very clean or scenic area
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Stanford
Easy access to everything. Close to campus. Beautiful place.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Mercer Court
very safe and a lot of food.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Cedar Apartments, 1045 NE Campus Parkway
Close to campus, but the ave gets old
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
4106 Brooklyn Ave NE
Close to school, always people around, stuff going on, stuff open late, water and greenery and bus lines all nearby.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Silver Apartments
Love Seattle and everything that goes on there! Recommend living in Seattle instead of the suburbs.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Lightbox
Prohibitively expensive for students, but it feels safe.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Laurel Village
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.
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4
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Wilsonian
Overall safe, but not clean.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Lothlorien Apartments


Getting to Know
University District

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Surber Dr NE to I-5 Express
North to South Boundaries: NE Ravenna Blvd to Montlake Cut
dining
Blue C Sushi
Garam Masala
Mamma Mia Pizzeria
Motosurf
grocery
Safeway
Trader Joe's
convenience
7-Eleven
Walgreens
fitness
All That Racquet
Alpha Martial Arts
InsideOut Yoga
The Ballet Studio
parks
South Passage Point Park
coffee
Cafe Racer
Ly’s Donuts
Parnassus Cafe & Art Gallery
Seven Coffee Roasters
bus
372 (bus)
44 (bus)
542 (bus)
75 (bus)
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
University District includes zip codes 98105 and 98195
Rent vs Own
61
%
of University District residents are renters
Driving to Work
49
%
of University District residents drive to work
New Construction
12
%
of housing units in University District have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
70
%
<20 units
16
%
20-49 units
14
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
10
%
18 - 34
63
%
35 - 54
15
%
55+
12
%
Unit Mix
11
%
Studio
25
%
1 Bed
25
%
2 Bed
40
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
56
%
Undergrad Student
43
%
Grad Student
7
%
Unemployed
6
%
Retired
0
%

Best Apartments
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Studio $1,620
1 Bed $1,970
2 Beds $2,675

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1 Bed $1,670
2 Beds $2,180

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