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Living in University District Seattle

University District is the 10th most walkable neighborhood in Seattle with 26,712 residents.

University District has excellent public transportation and is very bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Portage Bay, Ravenna, Montlake, Roosevelt, Wallingford, Bryant and Eastlake.

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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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Ava U District

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Lothlorien Apartments

Daily errands do not require a car in University District Seattle.

University District is the 10th most walkable neighborhood in Seattle with a Walk Score of 91.

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

University District Seattle Apartments for Rent

University District Neighborhood Ranking

Compare University District to other Seattle neighborhoods.

Rank

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Name

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Population

8 Lower Queen Anne 91 70 58 10,241
9 Capitol Hill 91 72 82 29,310
10 University District 91 71 86 26,712
11 Central District 89 67 86 12,874
12 Ballard 87 51 75 17,010

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 307 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in University District.

People in University District can walk to an average of 14 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 Ava U DistrictFrom far away, this bright green and orange, ultra modern building catches your eye when walking through the University District. Ava U District Apartment building’s funky design with circular deck patios for many of the one to two bedroom studio apartments is located in the heart of “the Ave” as local University of Washington students call it. While AVA is only a step outside from the local 70 bus line to Downtown Seattle, the parking and bike shop with storage offers addition transportation options for residents.

Katie Rooney
on Ava U District

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 12 car shares from RelayRides and Zipcar.

Neighborhood Guides

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New Botany Greenhouse

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Liberal Arts Quad

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Rock Climbing Practice Facility

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Center for Urban Horticulture

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Conibear Shellhouse (CSH)

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

Conibear Shellhouse (CSH)

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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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Bike sharing is available from Pronto.

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Center for Urban Horticulture

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UW Waterfront Activities Center

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New Botany Greenhouse

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UW Art Building

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University of Washington

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Drumheller Fountain

thumbnail for Lothlorien ApartmentsOnly a walk across the street to the local Safeway and surrounded by restaurants, you won’t go hungry living in Lothlorien Apartments. This brick building offers a landscaped roof deck with a view of the Olympic Mountains. Lothlorien Apartments is only a minute walk to the bus line that takes you straight to Seattle companies such as Amazon, Boeing and Starbucks.

Katie Rooney
on Lothlorien Apartments

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Liberal Arts Quad

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Broken Obelisk

Photo of Rock Climbing Practice Facility in University District, Seattle

Rock Climbing Practice Facility

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Muriel's Landing

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

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The Corydon

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UW Cherry Blossom

Photo of UW Cherry Blossom in University District, Seattle

UW Cherry Blossom

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

Kelley B.
on Liberal Arts Quad

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