Central District

Close to Colleges & Very Walk-Able
Central District is known as one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Seattle. It is one of the oldest surviving neighborhoods in the entire city - and recently has been experiencing a boom in new construction and development. The town was founded in the mid-1800’s and was always known as an ideal spot to live, thanks to its close proximity to the business district of Seattle. Seattle University and Seattle Central College are also right outside of town, which makes Central District a popular spot for students who want an easy commute to class.

Scattered throughout town are plenty of choices for great food and drinks. Restaurants include Adey Abeba, Ezell's Famous Chicken, Ras Dashen Restaurant, and Shodai Teriyaki. Bars for socializing with friends on a night out include Neighbor Lady, Madison Pub, Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, Hopvine Pub, and Rachel’s Ginger Beer. Central District is a great spot to call home for those craving to be near the heartbeat of Seattle’s energy and city-life.
What Central District Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.0
value
7.0
amenities
6.7
social
7.0
management
8.0
Median rents in Central District
Studio
$
1,600
1 Bedroom
$
1,850
2 Bedroom
$
2,700

Living in
Central District

New Construction
Nearby Grocery Stores
Easy Access to Transit
Quick Walk to Coffee Shops
Central Co-Op
Central District — 8.6/10 Rating (based on 7 neighborhood reviews)
Quiet and not far from Capitol Hill. Easy bus ride to UW PACCAR on the 48 route. Small restaurants, Safeway, Grocery Outlet within walking distance.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
East Union
I have loved living in this area, close to my favorite bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. It is growing quickly and getting increasingly busy with new residents and increasing amounts of traffic. It is fantastic to live so close to the Central co-op and Trader Joe's though!
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Madison Court Apartments
There is a lot of construction happening around this area, from condos to tear downs of old homes that are being replaced with modern cube town homes.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1121 17th Ave
nice views,bus stop out front, close to freeways, close to Int'l District/Capitol Hill/Beacon Hill, grocery stores nearby, road noise from Jackson St.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Squire Park Plaza
Great location. On 13th ave, it feels safe and gives you a very neighborhood feel. Lots of beautiful trees and gardens along the road. 1-2 blocks away from tons of great restaurants, bars and coffee shops yet you don't get the noise of all that. Very close to Seattle U. Only thing that's a bit of a walk is a large grocery store, but easy drive if you have a car.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
913 13th Ave
This house is right in between Cap Hill, Central District, Madison Valley and Madrona Park. Because of this you can go in any direction and have a completely new experience. There is always something to explore!
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
2406 E Pine st
This side of Cap Hill used to be bad. But thanks to the construction of a retirement home across the street and replacing empty run down buildings with new construction, the area feels much better and more aligns with the higher end feel of the adjacent Madison Valley neighborhood. Its certainly a more quiet side of Cap Hill. More than one bus takes you to downtown. I just hope for more restaurants/bars in walking distance, since the local Thai is meh.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Summit at Madison Park


Getting to Know
Central District

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: MLK Way to 12th Ave
North to South Boundaries: E Madison St to Rainier Ave S
dining
Cascina Spinasse
Katy’s Corner Cafe
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Tamarind Tree
Tougo Coffee Co
grocery
Walgreens
convenience
Trader Joe's
parks
Foundation CrossFit
Mode of Fitness
coffee
Tougo Coffee Co
bus
48 (bus)

Best Apartments
in Central District


Studio $1,450
1 Bed $2,050
2 Beds $2,980

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Studio $1,691
1 Bed $1,886
2 Beds $2,338

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Studio $1,375
1 Bed $1,880
2 Beds $2,649

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