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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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Drumheller Fountain

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Liberal Arts Quad

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 Neighborhood Ranking

Compare University District to other Seattle neighborhoods.

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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

See Walk Score rankings for all of Seattle.

Eating & Drinking

There are about 309 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in University District.

People in University District can walk to an average of 12 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 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

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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Rock Climbing Practice Facility

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Suzzallo Library

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UW Waterfront Activities Center

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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Broken Obelisk

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Rock Climbing Practice Facility

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Muriel's Landing

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UW Cherry Blossom

Photo of UW Cherry Blossom in University District, Seattle

UW Cherry Blossom

Photo of Suzzallo Library in University District, Seattle

Suzzallo Library

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

Kelley B.
on Liberal Arts Quad

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Burke Gillman Trail

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University Bridge

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

Conibear Shellhouse (CSH)

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

Conibear Shellhouse (CSH)

thumbnail for Rock Climbing Practice FacilityThis secret #parklet contains all-outdoor climbing walls where you can bolder or belay. Big parking lot. #uwcampustour

Kelley B.
on Rock Climbing Practice Facility

University District is Talking About...

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Lothlorien Apartments

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UW Waterfront Activities Center

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Pedestrian Road

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Theodor Jacobsen Observatory

thumbnail for Muriel's LandingLocated just one block from Muriel's Landing. Wing-it production is the home of Jet City Improv. This entertainment offers improv and comedy shows on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.

Shari G
on Muriel's Landing

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