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Living in South Lake Union Seattle

South Lake Union is the 8th most walkable neighborhood in Seattle with 4,054 residents.

South Lake Union has excellent public transportation and is very bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Westlake, Belltown, Downtown, East Queen Anne, First Hill, Eastlake and Lower Queen Anne.

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Walk Score of South Lake Union, Seattle, WA

South Lake Union is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

Photo of The Center for Wooden Boats in South Lake Union, Seattle

The Center for Wooden Boats

Photo of Lake Union Park in South Lake Union, Seattle

Lake Union Park

Daily errands do not require a car in South Lake Union Seattle.

South Lake Union is the 8th most walkable neighborhood in Seattle with a Walk Score of 92.

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

South Lake Union Seattle Apartments for Rent

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Rental info for Alcyone in the South Lake Union area
from $1,676
Studio
Walk Score 96
Rental info for Cascade in the South Lake Union area
from $1,760
Studio
Walk Score 98
Rental info for Carolina Court in the South Lake Union area
from $1,125
Studio
Walk Score 94
Rental info for Union SLU in the South Lake Union area
from $1,635
Studio
Walk Score 83
Rental info for True North in the South Lake Union area
from $1,625
1 bed
Walk Score 88
Rental info for Cascade Terrace in the South Lake Union area
from $1,795
1 bed
Walk Score 79
Rental info for Rollin Street Flats in the South Lake Union area
from $2,370
1 bed
Walk Score 99
Rental info for One Lakefront in the South Lake Union area
from $2,120
1 bed
Walk Score 81

South Lake Union Neighborhood Ranking

Compare South Lake Union to other Seattle neighborhoods.

Rank

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Name

Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

6 Yesler Terrace 94 98 72 4,126
7 Lower Queen Anne 92 69 56 10,241
8 South Lake Union 92 86 72 4,054
9 Capitol Hill 91 73 69 29,310
10 University District 91 71 85 26,712

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 376 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in South Lake Union.

People in South Lake Union can walk to an average of 13 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Starbucks

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Cuoco

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thumbnail for The Center for Wooden BoatsOne of the treasured places in Seattle, the Center of Wooden Boats has collections of historical wooden boots. The two charming floating boathouses are a museum preserving the maritime history of the Pacific Northwest area of the United State.

ChaoChao Wong
on The Center for Wooden Boats

Transit Score of South Lake Union, Seattle, WA

South Lake Union has Excellent Transit

Transit is convenient for most trips. Find South Lake Union Seattle apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

South Lake Union has excellent public transportation and about 1 bus lines passing through it.

Transit Time

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

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South Lake Union has about 8 car shares from Zipcar.

Neighborhood Guides

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Victory Lounge

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Lunchbox Laboratory

Photo of Lunchbox Laboratory in South Lake Union, Seattle

Lunchbox Laboratory

Bike Score of South Lake Union, Seattle, WA

South Lake Union is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Crime in South Lake Union

= Lowest Crime

South Lake Union has less personal crime and less property crime per person than the Seattle average.

South Lake Union Crime Rate

Compared to all Seattle neighborhoods.

How do you feel walking in South Lake Union Seattle?

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Lake Union Park

Photo of The Center for Wooden Boats in South Lake Union, Seattle

The Center for Wooden Boats

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South-Lake Union

Photo of Lake Union Park in South Lake Union, Seattle

Lake Union Park

Photo of Lake Union Park in South Lake Union, Seattle

Lake Union Park

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The Center for Wooden Boats

thumbnail for Lake Union ParkBeautifully designed pedestrian bridge as part of South Lake Union Park.

Jocelyn
on Lake Union Park

Photo of The Center for Wooden Boats in South Lake Union, Seattle

The Center for Wooden Boats

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Moss Bay

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Chandler's Cove

Photo of Chandler's Cove in South Lake Union, Seattle

Chandler's Cove

thumbnail for Lake Union ParkTables with chairs and sunshades, sprinkler fountain and large grassy areas. Run down fun water feature to cool off on a hot day. Watch out for goose poop!

Renee
on Lake Union Park

Photo of Lake Union Park in South Lake Union, Seattle

Lake Union Park

Photo of Lake Union Park in South Lake Union, Seattle

Lake Union Park

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Brave Horse Tavern

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Victory Lounge

thumbnail for The Center for Wooden BoatsGreat place for families with sailing lessons for kids and adults.

Jocelyn
on The Center for Wooden Boats

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