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Living in Montlake Seattle

Montlake is the 71st most walkable neighborhood in Seattle with 4,321 residents.

Montlake has good public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Portage Bay, Broadmoor, Capitol Hill, University District, Madison Valley, Eastlake and Central.

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Walk Score of Montlake, Seattle, WA

Montlake is Somewhat Walkable

Some errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Montlake Bridge

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Lynn street

Some errands can be accomplished on foot in Montlake Seattle.

Montlake is the 71st most walkable neighborhood in Seattle with a Walk Score of 59.

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

Montlake Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Montlake to other Seattle neighborhoods.




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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

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 26 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Montlake.

People in Montlake can walk to an average of 1 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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thumbnail for Awful Bike LaneThe downhill bike lane here is dangerous. It's typically overgrown with shrubbery and covered in sticks and broken glass. Worse, it's along a windy downhill road so you have no time to react to any obstructions. There are also giant cracks on the road that your bike tire can get stuck in. Safer to stay in the middle of the road!

on Awful Bike Lane

Transit Score of Montlake, Seattle, WA

Montlake has Good Transit

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

Public Transit Routes

Montlake has good public transportation and about 22 bus lines passing through it.

Transit Time

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

Bike Score of Montlake, Seattle, WA

Montlake is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.


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Crime in Montlake

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

Montlake Crime Rate

Compared to all Seattle neighborhoods.

How do you feel walking in Montlake Seattle?



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Fuel Coffee

Photo of Montlake Narrow Shared Path in Montlake, Seattle

Montlake Narrow Shared Path

Photo of Montlake Bicycle Shop in Montlake, Seattle

Montlake Bicycle Shop

Agree. Intersection at Lynn and 24th needs a light and crosswalk.

on Fuel Coffee

The crossing of Lynn is scary. It's the widest spot on the entire corridor which is totally unjustified. The whole section of 24th between Fuel and the Library should be a safe walk zone and crossing. A second light at Lynn coordinated with the library light would do wonders for the entire business district.

Lionel Job
on Fuel Coffee

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