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Living in University District Seattle

University District is the 14th most walkable neighborhood in Seattle with 26,501 residents.

University District has excellent public transportation and is very bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Ravenna, Portage Bay, Montlake, Roosevelt, Wallingford, Bryant and Broadmoor.

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Walk Score of University District, Seattle, WA

University District is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

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Ava U District

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Lothlorien Apartments

Daily errands do not require a car in University District Seattle.

University District is the 14th most walkable neighborhood in Seattle with a Walk Score of 91.

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

University District Seattle Apartments for Rent

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Rental info for Ava U District in the University District area
from $1,395
Studio
Walk Score 98
Rental info for Helix-Ellipse in the University District area
$1,360
Studio
Walk Score 100
Rental info for Identity in the University District area
from $1,149
Studio
Walk Score 98
Rental info for The Corydon in the University District area
from $1,425
Studio
Walk Score 80
Rental info for Lothlorien Apartments in the University District area
from $1,119
Studio
Walk Score 98
Rental info for Malloy in the University District area
from $875
Studio
Walk Score 98
Rental info for Ivy Ridge in the University District area
from $750
Studio
Walk Score 86
Rental info for Studio 7 in the University District area
from $830
Studio
Walk Score 95

University District Neighborhood Ranking

Compare University District to other Seattle neighborhoods.

Rank

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Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

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

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 307 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in University District.

People in University District can walk to an average of 11 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Herkimer Coffee

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Flowers Bar & Restaurant

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thumbnail for Ava U DistrictFrom far away, this bright green and orange, ultra modern building catches your eye when walking through the University District. Ava U District Apartment building’s funky design with circular deck patios for many of the one to two bedroom studio apartments is located in the heart of “the Ave” as local University of Washington students call it. While AVA is only a step outside from the local 70 bus line to Downtown Seattle, the parking and bike shop with storage offers addition transportation options for residents.

Katie Rooney
on Ava U District

Transit Score of University District, Seattle, WA

University District has Excellent Transit

Transit is convenient for most trips. Find University District Seattle apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

University District has excellent public transportation and about 35 bus lines passing through it.

Transit Time

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

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University District has about 13 car shares from RelayRides and Zipcar.

Neighborhood Guides

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New Botany Greenhouse

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Liberal Arts Quad

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Rock Climbing Practice Facility

Photo of Conibear Shellhouse (CSH) in University District, Seattle

Conibear Shellhouse (CSH)

Photo of Conibear Shellhouse (CSH) in University District, Seattle

Conibear Shellhouse (CSH)

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Pedestrian Road

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Bike Score of University District, Seattle, WA

University District is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Crime in University District

University District has average violent crime and average property crime per person compared to Seattle.

University District Crime Rate

Compared to all Seattle neighborhoods.

How do you feel walking in University District Seattle?

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UW Waterfront Activities Center

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New Botany Greenhouse

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UW Art Building

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Drumheller Fountain

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Liberal Arts Quad

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Broken Obelisk

thumbnail for Lothlorien ApartmentsOnly a walk across the street to the local Safeway and surrounded by restaurants, you won’t go hungry living in Lothlorien Apartments. This brick building offers a landscaped roof deck with a view of the Olympic Mountains. Lothlorien Apartments is only a minute walk to the bus line that takes you straight to Seattle companies such as Amazon, Boeing and Starbucks.

Katie Rooney
on Lothlorien Apartments

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Rock Climbing Practice Facility

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Muriel's Landing

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The Corydon

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UW Cherry Blossom

thumbnail for Drumheller FountainThis huge fountain is surrounded by beautiful old university buildings. One of the nicest spots in the UW campus.

Josh Zivot
on Drumheller Fountain

University District is Talking About...

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UW Cherry Blossom

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Ivy Ridge

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Helix-Ellipse

thumbnail for Liberal Arts QuadAdorable dog-toddler interaction. #kidfriendly #northwestbear

Kelley B.
on Liberal Arts Quad

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