Seattle, Washington

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Belltown

Young Professionals

Our general neighborhood section references highlight several of the most popular young professional neighborhoods. Not surprisingly the closer you are to Downtown (the primary business district) the more young professionals congregate. Belltown and Capitol Hill are two of these perfect neighborhoods. They are a walk to work or to the train station, they have perfect apartment/condo loft spaces and tons of bars and restaurants for high walkscore socializing. Seattle is traditional in the sense that the closer you are to the center the more the Zoomers and Millennials congregate.

  • Belltown
  • Capitol Hill
  • Fremont
  • Lower Queen Anne

Capitol Hill

LGBTQ+

Capitol Hill is the city center for the LGBTQ+ community in Seattle with nearly 5% of the households same-sex couples. It's also home to one of the biggest entertainment districts, including those run by and supportive of the LGBTQ+ community. It's also a beautiful outdoor space with amazing city views for those who like to enjoy the outdoors.

  • Capitol Hill
  • Madrona
  • Vashon Island

Upper Queen Anne

Young Families

Seattle is pricey, particularly for young families, but if that doesn’t frighten you off then there are great neighborhoods here. Upper Queen Anne is one of the favorites. It is a perfect blend of urban and suburban if you’re hanging onto some city-lifestyle. It’s just north of the city center making it incredibly convenient for work and access to culture/downtown. It has a mix of beautiful Victorians but also townhomes and condos for anyone looking for smaller, less expensive purchase options. Greenwood is another great option. It’s more “budget-friendly” than other city neighborhoods with smaller Craftsmen and bungalow-style homes but still has access to top-rated schools. It also has a growing commercial district with boutique shopping and great restaurants and coffee shops.

  • Upper Queen Anne
  • Greenwood
  • Magnolia
  • West Seattle

Laurelhurst

Established Families

Big families in Seattle typically pop out to the suburbs as they expand. Big homes, yards and great public schools are of course the draw. Seattle though is blessed with some schmancy neighborhoods in the city for families that cling to city life in large part due to the proximity to the Lake. Laurelhurst is one of the preeminent of these “luxury” options. It is known locally as “a gated community without a gate”. Huge homes, both historic and modern, are surrounded by neighborhood parks, the University of Washington and Lake Washington, making this one of the most beautiful settings in the city.

  • Laurelhurst
  • Windermere
  • Denny-Blaine
  • Madison Park