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Living in Downtown Seattle

Downtown is the most walkable neighborhood in Seattle with 5,059 residents.

Downtown has world-class public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Belltown, Pioneer Square, First Hill, Yesler Terrace, South Lake Union, International District and Westlake.

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Walk Score of Downtown, Seattle, WA

Downtown is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

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Photo of Pike Place Market in Downtown, Seattle

Pike Place Market

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Metro Transit

Daily errands do not require a car in Downtown Seattle.

Downtown is the most walkable neighborhood in Seattle with a Walk Score of 99.

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

Downtown Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Downtown to other Seattle neighborhoods.

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Name

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Transit Score

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Population

1 Downtown 99 100 67 5,059
2 Pioneer Square 98 100 62 4,159
3 First Hill 97 98 74 9,294

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 798 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Downtown.

People in Downtown can walk to an average of 80 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of Elliott's Oyster House in Downtown, Seattle

Elliott's Oyster House

Photo of Le Pichet in Downtown, Seattle

Le Pichet

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thumbnail for Seattle Central LibraryThe curtain wall at the downtown SPL was engineered specifically for this unique building by Rem Koolhaas | OMA. The perforated sheet metal creates static louvers that allow light in from some angles and not others to keep heating and cooling the building efficient. I highly recommend a tour of this fascinating building! #architecture #architectural-tour #donotmiss

Mahalie
on Seattle Central Library

Transit Score of Downtown, Seattle, WA

Downtown is a Rider’s Paradise

World-class public transportation. Find Downtown Seattle apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Downtown has world-class public transportation and about 51 bus and 4 ferry lines passing through it.

Transit Time

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

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Downtown has about 17 car shares from Zipcar.

Bike Score of Downtown, Seattle, WA

Downtown is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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Crime in Downtown

= Lowest Crime

Downtown has average personal crime and less property crime per person than the Seattle average.

Downtown Crime Rate

Compared to all Seattle neighborhoods.

How do you feel walking in Downtown Seattle?

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Photo of Washington State Convention Center in Downtown, Seattle

Washington State Convention Center

Photo of bebe Pacific Place in Downtown, Seattle

bebe Pacific Place

Photo of Seattle Central Library in Downtown, Seattle

Seattle Central Library

Photo of Columbia Center Sky View Observatory in Downtown, Seattle

Columbia Center Sky View Observatory

Photo of Pike Place Market in Downtown, Seattle

Pike Place Market

Photo of Rachel in Downtown, Seattle

Rachel

thumbnail for Pike Place Market Gum WallI don’t know who started this trend but the idea stuck, literally. Check out the pounds of used gum on this colorful wall and add some of your own to it. #publicart Photo: Zorlone

Kelley B.
on Pike Place Market Gum Wall

Photo of Regus, Two Union Square - Downtown Seattle, WA in Downtown, Seattle

Regus, Two Union Square - Downtown Seattle, WA

Photo of Harbor Steps in Downtown, Seattle

Harbor Steps

Photo of Post Alley in Downtown, Seattle

Post Alley

Photo of Ye Olde Curiosity Shop in Downtown, Seattle

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

thumbnail for Westlake ParkNo grass; trees are more of a decoration than anything. Seattle's Westlake Park is more of a plaza than a park. Still, if some major event is happening in the city, this is likely the central place to be.

Tony T.
on Westlake Park

Photo of Piers 62-63 Park in Downtown, Seattle

Piers 62-63 Park

Photo of Ivar's Fish Bar in Downtown, Seattle

Ivar's Fish Bar

Photo of Seattle Central Library in Downtown, Seattle

Seattle Central Library

thumbnail for Pike Place MarketSeattle's Pike Place Market is getting ready for the holiday season with lights, decorations, and Christmas trees. Pike Place Market is the place to buy live Christmas trees.

Tony T.
on Pike Place Market

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