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Living in Seattle

Seattle is rapidly becoming a world-class walkable city. SoundTransit’s new light rail line connects the city and to the airport. People are relocating to Seattle for jobs at companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Starbucks.

Seattle is ringed by the Olympic and Cascade mountains and surrounded by Lake Washington and Puget Sound. Seattle neighborhood architecture ranges from single family homes in Wallingford to high-rise downtown apartments.

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Walk Score of Seattle, WA

Seattle is Very Walkable

Most errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Dragons on Lampposts

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Lake Union Park

Seattle is the 8th most walkable large city in the US with 608,660 residents.

Seattle has good public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

Find apartments in Seattle's most walkable neighborhoods: Downtown, Denny Triangle and Pioneer Square.

Seattle Apartments for Rent

View all Seattle apartments on a map. The average rent is $1,795 and the average home price is $463,880.

Rental info for Summit at Lake Union in the Seattle area
from $1,206
Studio
Walk Score 77
Rental info for Archstone Elliott Bay in the Seattle area
from $1,394
Studio
Walk Score 89
Rental info for Moda in the Seattle area
from $1,205
Studio
Walk Score 97
Rental info for Centennial Tower and Court in the Seattle area
from $1,203
Studio
Walk Score 95
Rental info for Olympus in the Seattle area
from $1,423
Studio
Walk Score 88
Rental info for Aviara in the Seattle area
from $1,310
Studio
Walk Score 72
Rental info for Muriel's Landing in the Seattle area
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Walk Score 98
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100+ listings in Seattle

To view Seattle homes for sale sorted by Walk Score, visit Trulia.com.

Seattle Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Downtown 98 100 66 7,675
2 Denny Triangle 98 100 86 3,402
3 Pioneer Square 97 100 76 1,190
4 First Hill 97 97 76 11,336
5 South Lake Union 97 98 86 1,388
6 International District 96 100 69 3,230
7 Belltown 96 97 79 10,538
8 Cascade 95 91 83 2,046
9 Waterfront 94 97 69 541
10 Yesler Terrace 94 99 69 1,886
11 Ballard 91 51 75 8,147
12 Central 91 65 80 3,821
13 Uptown 91 73 67 4,312
14 University District 91 70 86 26,501
15 Lower Queen Anne 90 69 52 5,438
16 Capitol Hill 90 75 82 29,347
17 Minor 89 76 88 7,832
18 Roosevelt 89 59 89 2,529
19 Northgate 85 58 71 3,382
20 Garfield 84 61 91 2,116
21 East Ballard 84 53 74 6,879
22 Greenwood 83 52 69 15,953
23 Madison Valley 82 56 62 4,367
24 Whittier Heights 82 50 71 4,946
25 Wallingford 82 59 82 15,788
26 Fremont 82 58 78 11,667
27 Madrona 81 54 64 3,676
28 Judkins Park 80 64 87 3,305
29 Jackson Place 80 74 76 1,155
30 Columbia City 80 58 54 7,573
31 East Queen Anne 80 67 63 7,472
32 Phinney Ridge 80 48 72 9,564
33 Hillman City 79 54 53 3,659
34 Westlake 78 69 70 3,182
35 Atlantic 78 67 82 1,026
36 West Queen Anne 77 59 51 6,446
37 Green Lake 77 53 77 8,635
38 Ravenna 75 54 71 10,510
39 Junction 75 50 52 5,868
40 Bryant 75 47 75 5,199
41 Crown Hill 74 52 65 3,042
42 Fairmount Park 73 52 59 5,170
43 Loyal Heights 72 47 73 7,997
44 North College Park 72 57 62 6,654
45 Genesee 72 55 61 3,517
46 Dunlap 71 57 66 5,782
47 North Queen Anne 69 60 63 10,440
48 Maple Leaf 69 56 65 10,951
49 Brighton 69 60 56 7,448
50 Leschi 69 55 72 5,311
51 North Beacon Hill 69 70 70 11,311
52 Cedar Park 68 50 61 5,303
53 Eastlake 68 62 70 5,039
54 Mt. Baker 66 61 66 4,203
55 Madison Park 66 35 58 3,773
56 Admiral 66 43 54 11,276
57 Wedgwood 66 46 67 10,434
58 Pinehurst 66 51 57 5,374
59 Holly Park 65 60 72 4,611
60 South Delridge 65 52 54 6,226
61 Olympic Hills 64 46 56 8,002
62 Roxhill 63 51 55 4,230
63 Victory Heights 63 53 60 5,313
64 Bitter Lake 63 49 63 7,747
65 Sunset Hill 63 43 77 6,745
66 Denny - Blaine 62 49 46 831
67 Lakewood 62 39 54 2,857
68 Interbay 60 52 61 2,095
69 Seaview 60 47 49 4,520
70 South Park 59 37 68 3,760
71 Montlake 59 62 69 4,321
72 Beacon Hill 59 56 57 13,486
73 Georgetown 58 47 72 1,309
74 Gatewood 57 47 53 6,549
75 Industrial District 57 60 63 516
76 Portage Bay 57 68 77 1,366
77 Olympic Manor 56 49 52 2,330
78 Meadowbrook 56 47 56 3,363
79 Magnolia 55 40 49 18,207
80 North Delridge 55 51 47 4,229
81 Haller Lake 54 50 55 8,126
82 Hawthorne Hills 54 43 64 1,763
83 High Point 53 47 44 6,581
84 Highland Park 51 45 47 6,219
85 Alki 50 36 41 7,086
86 Laurelhurst 50 43 58 4,885
87 Seward Park 48 47 42 3,042
88 Fauntleroy 44 46 33 4,854
89 View Ridge 43 41 57 5,109
90 South Beacon Hill 40 59 52 5,135
91 Rainier Beach 40 48 38 6,714
92 Broadview 39 45 40 8,086
93 Matthews Beach 38 41 52 6,169
94 Broadmoor 37 46 55 799
95 Riverview 36 43 49 4,117
96 Blue Ridge 35 45 30 2,009
97 North Beach 34 43 42 2,456
98 Windermere 33 40 54 2,542
99 Arbor Heights 29 42 24 5,428
100 Rainier View 17 40 19 3,676

Eating & Drinking

There are about 3,443 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Seattle.

People in Seattle can walk to an average of 2 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Pacific Science Center

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Tower Building

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thumbnail for Cal Anderson ParkHipster filter for a hipster sport. Friday night Bike Polo is a regular event at Cal Anderson Park. Check out http://seattlebikepolo.com/ for more details.

Tony T.
on Cal Anderson Park

Transit Score of Seattle, WA

Seattle has Good Transit

Many nearby public transportation options. Find Seattle apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Seattle has good public transportation and about 150 bus, 2 light rail and 10 ferry lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Seattle on public transit.

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Seattle has about 158 car shares from RelayRides and Zipcar.

Neighborhood Guides

Thinking of renting an apartment or buying in Seattle? Ask our neighborhood guides a question.

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Center for Urban Horticulture

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Fremont Bridge

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Ross Park

Mahalie

Beacon Hill has some great parks and a growing number of eating choices including an awesome food truck and the most authentic and fresh Indian cuisine to be had in all of Seattle.

Ask Mahalie about Seattle

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Full Tilt Ice Cream

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Columbia City Farmers Market

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Columbia City Station

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Bike Score of Seattle, WA

Seattle is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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Crime in Seattle

= Lowest Crime

Each year in Seattle, 8 violent crimes and 60 property crimes occur per 1,000 people.

Use our crime maps to find an apartment for rent in a safe Seattle neighborhood.

Pick a neighborhood to see crime maps or type an address to see the Crime Grade for that location.

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Lake Union Park

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King Street Station

Photo of Denny Blaine Lake Park in Seattle

Denny Blaine Lake Park

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The Center for Wooden Boats

Photo of Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Photo of Bill Speidel's Underground Tour in Seattle

Bill Speidel's Underground Tour

thumbnail for Cal Anderson ParkThe fountain has water flowing from mountain to river to lake

Jesse Kocher
on Cal Anderson Park

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Victory Heights Playground

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Elliot Bay

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Fairmount Park

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Metro Transit

thumbnail for Walk ScoreAs Seattle's sky turns purple, most of the Walk Score team rushes to the window with their cameras, to take a shot of our glorious office view. This one is mine.

Tony T.
on Walk Score

Seattle is Talking About...

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Giant Red Popsicle

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Ltd. Art Gallery

thumbnail for International DistrictTake a walk through this downtown district and its mix of Asian-ethnic cultures. Find unique gifts, specialty groceries, festivals, Asian art and good-eats within the various shops located here. #historicplace #kidfriendly #architecture Photo: shaggyshoo

Walk Score Team
on International District

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