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Living in Pioneer Square Seattle

Pioneer Square is the 2nd most walkable neighborhood in Seattle with 4,159 residents.

Pioneer Square has world-class public transportation and is very bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Downtown, International District, Yesler Terrace, First Hill, Belltown, Industrial District and South Lake Union.

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Walk Score of Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA

Pioneer Square is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

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Nord Alley

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Weller Street Bridge

Daily errands do not require a car in Pioneer Square Seattle.

Pioneer Square is the 2nd most walkable neighborhood in Seattle with a Walk Score of 98.

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

Pioneer Square Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Pioneer Square to other Seattle neighborhoods.




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1 Downtown 99 100 76 5,059
2 Pioneer Square 98 100 80 4,159
3 First Hill 97 99 77 9,294
4 Belltown 97 99 77 14,163

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 405 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Pioneer Square.

People in Pioneer Square can walk to an average of 88 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of Zeitgeist Coffee in Pioneer Square, Seattle

Zeitgeist Coffee

Photo of McCoy's Firehouse Bar & Grill in Pioneer Square, Seattle

McCoy's Firehouse Bar & Grill

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thumbnail for King Street StationBuilt from 1904-1906, this station was once Seattle’s primary transportation terminal. Check out the station’s old and grandiose features and book a trip on a train. #historicplace #architecture #trainstation Photo: Curtis Cronn

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on King Street Station

Transit Score of Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA

Pioneer Square is a Rider’s Paradise

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

Public Transit Routes

Pioneer Square has world-class public transportation and about 23 bus lines passing through it.

Transit Time

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

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Pioneer Square has about 3 car shares from RelayRides and Zipcar.

Bike Score of Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA

Pioneer Square is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.


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Crime in Pioneer Square

= Lowest Crime

Pioneer Square has more personal crime and more property crime per person than the Seattle average.

Pioneer Square Crime Rate

Compared to all Seattle neighborhoods.

How do you feel walking in Pioneer Square Seattle?



Photo of Pioneer Passage Alley in Pioneer Square, Seattle

Pioneer Passage Alley

Photo of Occidental Park in Pioneer Square, Seattle

Occidental Park

Photo of Pioneer Building in Pioneer Square, Seattle

Pioneer Building

Photo of Chief Seattle in Pioneer Square, Seattle

Chief Seattle

Photo of 589 Occidental South Building in Pioneer Square, Seattle

589 Occidental South Building

Photo of Sake Nomi in Pioneer Square, Seattle

Sake Nomi

thumbnail for Bill Speidel's Underground TourThis is Seattle's most unusual attraction: a stroll through subterranean passages that were once the main roadways and first-floor storefronts of old downtown Seattle, while guides share stories the pioneers didn't want you to hear.

Christina Olson
on Bill Speidel's Underground Tour

Photo of CenturyLink Field in Pioneer Square, Seattle

CenturyLink Field

Photo of Cafe Paloma in Pioneer Square, Seattle

Cafe Paloma

Photo of Waterfall Garden in Pioneer Square, Seattle

Waterfall Garden

Photo of The Berliner Doner Kebab in Pioneer Square, Seattle

The Berliner Doner Kebab

thumbnail for King Street StationTracks behind King Street Station. Serves Amtrak and Sounder commuter rail lines. On National Register of Historic Places.

on King Street Station

Photo of Glasshouse Studio in Pioneer Square, Seattle

Glasshouse Studio

Photo of Milepost Thirty-One in Pioneer Square, Seattle

Milepost Thirty-One

Photo of Via Tribunali in Pioneer Square, Seattle

Via Tribunali

Photo of Temple Billiards in Pioneer Square, Seattle

Temple Billiards

thumbnail for Nord AlleyNord Alley has regular First Thursday Art Walk events. Great alley to stroll through anytime to check out rotating art. In July the Tour de France was shown on a big screen. Pic from Tour d'Alley in Nord Alley. #walkaudit

Liz Stenning
on Nord Alley

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