Ultra lux sanctuary and balanced indoor & outdoor living along the waterfront & Art Museum Sculpture Park! Custom Tucker designer living space(s) mass...
Ultra lux sanctuary and balanced indoor & outdoor living along the waterfront & Art Museum Sculpture Park! Custom Tucker designer living space(s) massive private patio terrace to urban sprawl, garden, BBQ and WFH fashionably and in style. This home lives large- upgraded Dual-zone Ductless Mini-splits for heat/AC, walk-in closets, SS appliances (gas range), slab granite, upgraded en-suite Residential Belltown. Common areas upgraded 2020 - 24/7 concierge, rooftop, owners lounge, guest suite and dialed fitness center. Ferry & sunset views of Elliott Bay, Space Needle and adjacent Pike Place, SAM Park, Expedia, SLU & home to our new NHL Kraken! 2 side by side parking, low dues, no rent cap, super strong HOA & one incredibly rare opportunity!
ESCALA #2202 // Located at 1920 Fourth Avenue, the elegant, 31-story Escala is among Seattle's most exclusive addresses and redefined downtown living ...
ESCALA #2202 // Located at 1920 Fourth Avenue, the elegant, 31-story Escala is among Seattle's most exclusive addresses and redefined downtown living with its 269 grand condominiums. Unit #2202 features a private vestibule, expansive 1,600sf+ 2BR entertainer's floorplan, and 220sf west-facing patio framing Elliott Bay, sunset, and Space Needle views. Top of the line kitchen and appliance package, custom lighting, and dual sided fireplace complete the unit's refined personal touches. Amenities rival the most comprehensive hotels - full-time concierge, bar & lounge, full-service gym with pool and spa, theater, meeting rooms, plus a wine cave with storage. Two full size parking and one storage. Walk Score 99, Transit Score 100, Bike Score 81.
Spacious, Comfortable, Secure ~ this Lower Queen Anne, 2 bedroom, 2 full bath, corner unit in the Le Parc has a lot to offer! The large living room, w...
Spacious, Comfortable, Secure ~ this Lower Queen Anne, 2 bedroom, 2 full bath, corner unit in the Le Parc has a lot to offer! The large living room, with a cozy gas fireplace, has space for a desk/office area. There is a dining room area that can also be used for a work at home space as there is an eating bar near the kitchen. The owners suite has a 5-piece en-suite bathroom with a large walk-in closet. There is a private deck with views of Lake Union and downtown. Two parking spaces and an oversized storage unit in the garage round out this Amazing Home. Boutique building with a smart HOA. Close to cafes, restaurants, shops & minutes to Amazon, Facebook, Expedia and the Space Needle. Very Walkable, Very Bikeable and Excellent Transit!
You’ll love the quality of the craftsmanship in this Built Green certified, end-unit townhome. Beautiful millwork, slab granite, elegant tile & oak ha...
You’ll love the quality of the craftsmanship in this Built Green certified, end-unit townhome. Beautiful millwork, slab granite, elegant tile & oak hardwoods. Spacious main floor w/ balcony, gas FP, breakfast bar, pantry, SS appliances & 1/2 bath. Master bedroom upstairs w/ walk-in closet & 5-piece bath, + 2nd bedroom & laundry room. Office/3rd bedroom on ground floor w/ 3/4 bath. Extra large patio is a private oasis. 1-car garage w/ Electric Car Charger. Plenty of storage. Right around the corner from Ballard’s best micro-neighborhood; walk to Delancey, The Fat Hen, Frankie & Jo’s, Rosellini's, Take 5 Market, Barking Dog, Un Bien, & more! 2 blocks from the D Line to downtown. No HOA dues. Inspection & Sewer Scope available after showing.
Beautiful 1925 home with details of the past and modern upgrades, plus a licensed ADU, and $100,000 worth of plans and permits for an additional 1,000...
Beautiful 1925 home with details of the past and modern upgrades, plus a licensed ADU, and $100,000 worth of plans and permits for an additional 1,000 sqft. Original hardwood floors (newly refinished), leaded glass bookcases and windows, paned French doors between living room and dining room, all new appliances in main kitchen (including Bertazonni Duel Fuel stove), cabana-covered hand-tiled hot tub off main floor sunroom. Lower level ADU is ADA compliant. Permitted plans expand the existing floors and add another level (plans and permit cost seller $100,000). 1.2 miles from UW, 1/4 mile from Japanese Garden, plus easy access to 520, downtown and business center on Capital Hill. Bus stops just steps away. Location, location, location!
Amazing convenience! Beautiful 1-bed/bath in the Jackson Court Condo. Unit features abundant light, open kitchen, renovated bathroom, custom interior ...
Amazing convenience! Beautiful 1-bed/bath in the Jackson Court Condo. Unit features abundant light, open kitchen, renovated bathroom, custom interior doors, new lighting, a cozy fireplace, warm hardwood laminates, and space for a home office. Balcony with views of Lake Union and cityscape. Central location -- near your fav Cap Hill restaurants, grocery stores, cafes & short distance to Cap Hill Lightrail. Storage closet and deeded parking space, rooftop deck, fitness center and secured entry. A dog or cat allowed, no weight limits. No rent cap – live in it or rent it out! A great investment opportunity! Don’t miss this one!
Rowhomes by Steele Homes Inc. Enter to main floor with bright spaces, open concept floor plan and Euro style kitchen: gorgeous counters, fixtures, app...
Rowhomes by Steele Homes Inc. Enter to main floor with bright spaces, open concept floor plan and Euro style kitchen: gorgeous counters, fixtures, appliances. Up a floor to the guestroom and full bath. Upstairs is designer premier suite with spa style bath and access to terrific roof top deck with city views. Stylish simple design fitting for easy functional living. Centered right between Wallingford and Fremont neighborhoods your just a quick jaunt to the Fremont troll, PCC, Wallingford Center, tons of coffee, restaurants, shopping and parks.
Spacious light filled South facing one bedroom condo with office nook and city view in the heart of Belltown with floor to ceiling windows! This home ...
Spacious light filled South facing one bedroom condo with office nook and city view in the heart of Belltown with floor to ceiling windows! This home features, an open kitchen w/tons of cabinets, gas range, slab granite counters, large living & dining room with wood floors throughout as well as a deck to enjoy evening sunsets, BBQ & peek-a-boo view of Sound! Bedroom has 2 closets w/built-ins, spacious bath, in unit washer/dryer, assigned parking in secure garage & additional storage unit complete this home! Parc amenities include 24/7 concierge w/secure package receiving, fitness & club room, guest suite & rooftop deck with sweeping views. Close to Sculpture park, the waterfront & downtown. No rental cap & pet friendly! Walk score of 98!
Sunny townhouse with spacious bedrooms and a living area with room to sprawl out. A rare two-car garage townhouse, just steps from the park and all th...
Sunny townhouse with spacious bedrooms and a living area with room to sprawl out. A rare two-car garage townhouse, just steps from the park and all that Ballard has to offer. This tucked-in back-unit greets you with a private patio and covered entryway. The upstairs main living area features a large light and bright kitchen with loads of counter space + an eating bar, and oak floors flowing into the roomy dining and living rooms. Unwind upstairs in your primary bedroom featuring 2 closets, a spacious bathroom with dual vanity, and a 2nd sizeable bedroom. Updates include a gas tankless water heater and washer & dryer. NO HOA!
Only 2 units left! Are these the coolest townhouses in Seattle? With views & style like this, they could well be! Unobstructed 130 degree views of the...
Only 2 units left! Are these the coolest townhouses in Seattle? With views & style like this, they could well be! Unobstructed 130 degree views of the Puget Sound, ship canal & Olympics from the rooftop deck. Well-appointed with all of the amenities one expects, including rooftop entertaining! Super fun neighbors at the Woodland Park Zoo, directly across the street! Walk to restaurants, bars, markets, parks & breweries. This is some of the finest, affordable living in Seattle!
Pre-inspected, 2008 renovated charming Madrona Craftsman that is in a great central location steps away from neighborhood coffee shops/restaurants/bar...
Pre-inspected, 2008 renovated charming Madrona Craftsman that is in a great central location steps away from neighborhood coffee shops/restaurants/bars/grocery. Great open floor plan features high ceilings, an entertainers kitchen with cherry cabinets, quartz counters, bamboo floors & stainless steel appliances. Office with skylights & large 3/4 bath on main floor, and 2 bedrooms with 1/2 bath upstairs. Private backyard patio area for entertaining and garden space in the front. Dedicated off street parking in the back alley that could fit up to 3 cars. LR1 (M) Zoning - potential for DADU or two townhomes - buyer to verify.
Live the ultimate Seattle urban lifestyle in the historic Fix building. Sophisticated design-forward loft features exposed brick, sliding barn door & ...
Live the ultimate Seattle urban lifestyle in the historic Fix building. Sophisticated design-forward loft features exposed brick, sliding barn door & wood beams. A spacious open living area space offers a European style kitchen, dining area and inviting living room. French doors lead to a large private deck, perfect for sipping a cocktail and BBQing for an al fresco dinner. Second bdrm/office/flex space, in-unit W/D, storage unit, no rental cap (must occupy for 2 yrs) and pet friendly. Your “backyard” is soon-to-be Seattle’s world class waterfront with 26 blocks of bike lanes and landscaped pedestrian promenade. In the heart of iconic Pike Place market and steps to restaurants, shopping, bars, light rail & everything downtown has to offer.
15th floor immaculate design & upgrades at this spacious 2bd corner home at Coveted Escala, 1607 sf - 2parking, Enjoy designer finishes by Schucart D...
15th floor immaculate design & upgrades at this spacious 2bd corner home at Coveted Escala, 1607 sf - 2parking, Enjoy designer finishes by Schucart Dow. Over $200,000 of custom NW contemporary upgrades. Chefs kitchen, gas cooking, oversized island. Entertainers home, Huge masterbed with fireplace and waterviews..Large 2nd bed, perfect for home office or guest suite. Customized laundry room. Whole home has solid wood cabinets, master bed and 2bed/office have been customized for discreet and elegant storage. Abundant lighting added, customized column perfect for the art collector. Enjoy keeping a small garden on your 220sf balcony or add a fire table and barbeque .24/7 Concierge, world class building and location and amenities,
Funky, fresh, and dressed to impress! Sophisticatedly reimagined apartment in the San Remo Co-op offers a gorgeous new chef's kitchen with light tunne...
Funky, fresh, and dressed to impress! Sophisticatedly reimagined apartment in the San Remo Co-op offers a gorgeous new chef's kitchen with light tunnel, open yet private living area, high ceilings, and hardwood floors. Ample storage throughout the unit including a bedroom with two full-sized closets. Old-world charm with chic new bathroom. Check the weather to the east or west out of the bedroom or living room windows, then stroll wherever you'd like as soon as the rain lets up. Light Rail is just 4 blocks away. The world is at your fingertips! Laundry downstairs. Co-ops are a smart investment. HOA includes property taxes, water/sewer/garbage.
Experience the vibrancy of the Seattle waterfront in this beautifully updated condominium. Soaring 9 ft ceilings & tall windows bathe the home in natu...
Experience the vibrancy of the Seattle waterfront in this beautifully updated condominium. Soaring 9 ft ceilings & tall windows bathe the home in natural light. Spacious living room features a gas fireplace. Dining space highlighted by a modern chandelier. New wool carpet adds elegance to the living spaces that open to a private terrace. Newly remodeled kitchen features custom painted cabinetry, quartz countertops, subway tile backsplash & new gas range. Large bedroom & newly remodeled bath with quartz counters. Work from home in your dedicated office space. Stroll the waterfront, walk to Pike Place market & some of the city’s best shops & restaurants. Loaded with amenities including a 24 hr concierge, roof deck, gym, hot tub & club rooms.
Check out this outstanding Interbay townhome. The private, top floor en-suite bedroom, has vaulted ceilings and outstanding views of the mountains and...
Check out this outstanding Interbay townhome. The private, top floor en-suite bedroom, has vaulted ceilings and outstanding views of the mountains and bay from the private deck. The modern kitchen and living area on the ground floor has a very quiet, private patio. It has nice sized bathrooms and bedrooms, plenty of closet space, and a private one car garage. The neighborhood is an easy commute to downtown and the north side. No HOAs! Come see it today!
Luxurious living in Madison Valley. Uncompromising design & finishes with multiple decks & entertaining spaces, just ½ block to local eateries & bouti...
Luxurious living in Madison Valley. Uncompromising design & finishes with multiple decks & entertaining spaces, just ½ block to local eateries & boutique shopping. Main level has open living, well-appointed kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath & sauna. Master suite on private upper level with 5-piece bath and balcony. Lower level is perfect for an office, classroom, home theatre or studio. 2 fireplaces, radiant floors, A/C & 2 car garage make this house even more special. Direct walking access to Washington Park Arboretum & Playfields. Minutes to Denny Blaine Beach, Capitol Hill & UW with an 86 walk-score!
Designed by famed Space Needle architect John Graham Jr. in 1950 and renovated in 2007, this charming one bedroom condo in the historic Decatur buildi...
Designed by famed Space Needle architect John Graham Jr. in 1950 and renovated in 2007, this charming one bedroom condo in the historic Decatur building provides the perfect in-city locale. Convenient for all means of transportation and close to work, school or play (walk score of 98!). This unit shines with unique character throughout, highlighted by solid bamboo hardwood floors, a sizable bedroom, free laundry on each level, a deeded additional storage unit, and a lovely Northern outlook onto a tree-lined street. The recently replumbed building also upgraded elevators, added high speed google web pass, and has a newer roof (2013). No rental cap, pet friendly and an on-site building manager. Welcome home!
Move-in ready ground floor unit conveniently located across the street from Westwood Village. Short walk to groceries, banks, shops, restaurants, publ...
Move-in ready ground floor unit conveniently located across the street from Westwood Village. Short walk to groceries, banks, shops, restaurants, public transit & much more; 2 BR/2 Baths, large living room, updated kitchen, breakfast bar. Spacious patio with additional storage, another storage at the assigned carport. This unit has 2 entries -- one from the carport & the other from the street. Security cameras in the parking.
Private. Classic. Sophisticated. Relax and refresh in the lovely spaces of this 2 bedroom plus loft townhome on the west slope of Queen Anne. Custom d...
Private. Classic. Sophisticated. Relax and refresh in the lovely spaces of this 2 bedroom plus loft townhome on the west slope of Queen Anne. Custom design with warm, wood wrapped windows and doors, beautiful crown molding, and better, more functional space than your cookie cutter townhomes. Open kitchen and living areas on the main floor with fireplace with craftsman style built-in cabinetry — an amazing place to curl up on these long, dark winter days. Loft with vaulted ceilings on the top floor with a spectacular rooftop deck overlooking Magnolia, Elliott Bay, and the Olympics. Large bedroom with full bath on the lower level. Great design, beautifully maintained, and a location that can’t be beat. Two parking spaces.
Now available! Our largest end unit. St. James5 offers 5 modern, energy efficient 2 bed, 1.5 bath townhomes with bright & inviting interior spaces. 3 ...
Now available! Our largest end unit. St. James5 offers 5 modern, energy efficient 2 bed, 1.5 bath townhomes with bright & inviting interior spaces. 3 floor living at its finest plus 2 fabulous rooftop decks-ideal for entertaining. High end finishes and attractive fixtures throughout. Welcoming main living with lofty 2-story ceilings and many gorgeous windows, plus second story loft, great for a den or additional bedroom. Luxurious 3rd level owner’s suite. Ideally located close to DT Seattle. 85 Walk Score
Modernized to today's lifestyle with timeless appeal, this Historic Leschi home sits on a large corner lot with amazing outdoor entertaining space, pe...
Modernized to today's lifestyle with timeless appeal, this Historic Leschi home sits on a large corner lot with amazing outdoor entertaining space, perfect for summer gatherings. This Light filled open floor plan has 5 bedrooms, large walk-in closet, beautiful woodwork, upgraded appliances, Large partially finished basement, 2 car garage and an amazing window filled office looking toward the east. Take a leisure stroll to Lake Washington Blvd and enjoy the sunrise on the water, Close to light rail, bus stops & bike paths. This home is truly one that is out to impress.
Gorgeous and luxurious with the most expansive views of Lake Union, Downtown Seattle, Space Needle, and the Olympics. Just imagine the sunsets from yo...
Gorgeous and luxurious with the most expansive views of Lake Union, Downtown Seattle, Space Needle, and the Olympics. Just imagine the sunsets from your new private balcony! You cannot get closer to the water than this. 3 bedrooms, one of which is a master suite w/huge walk-in closet and fireplace. Updated throughout. New cooktop and subzero refrigerator. Lots of natural light. Panoramic views from the dining room, kitchen, and living room. The building was just completely renovated. New windows, siding, and decks. All paid for by seller. Outdoor pool that is built into a deck that jets out onto Lake Union. Convenient market/deli across the street. Five minutes to I5.
Enjoy working from home in your dedicated, light-filled office. Pick up a delicious sandwich from Manolin and pop down to Gas Works Park for a picnic....
Enjoy working from home in your dedicated, light-filled office. Pick up a delicious sandwich from Manolin and pop down to Gas Works Park for a picnic. Host friends on your rooftop deck, taking in downtown city views and a spectacular Seattle sunset. This stately three bedroom (PLUS office!) urban home wraps style, location and amenities all into one, beautiful package. Featuring A/C and on-demand hot water to create a comfortable environment. Live in a truly smart home: this bright, in-city dwelling is outfitted with app-controlled lights and Ring security system so you'll always have peace of mind whether at home or away! Placed perfectly in vibrant Wallingford with proximity to shopping, dining and green spaces. Striking. Smart. Engaging.
Unique modern 3bed townhouse in the desirable Eastlake neighborhood! Stunning lake view from Master Bedroom and roof-deck top. Beautiful Mountain and ...
Unique modern 3bed townhouse in the desirable Eastlake neighborhood! Stunning lake view from Master Bedroom and roof-deck top. Beautiful Mountain and city view from every level. Enjoy fantastic firework shows at home every July 4th and New Year Eve. Oversized garage and extra parking space on the driveway. Quiet, living area faces lake and stairs faces the highway. Minutes to downtown & SLU's tech hub. High-end finishes and SS appliances, custom window blinds. No HOA or rental restrictions. A Must-see!
Live amidst the Best of North Seattle's neighborhoods! Ballard, Fremont and Phinney Ridge amenities are within minutes of your front door. Functional ...
Live amidst the Best of North Seattle's neighborhoods! Ballard, Fremont and Phinney Ridge amenities are within minutes of your front door. Functional Cape Cod layout favors spacious, light-filled living and all the charming details that you love; picture windows, built-in storage and hardwood floors! The Large Lot offers garden spaces galore, attached carport and a detached garage with garden shed! Entertain and play in the fully-fenced, terraced backyard (don't miss the hidden patio atop the garage) and enjoy a cozy Spring evening by the outdoor fireplace! Imagine: summertime walking to breweries, restaurants and shops in any direction...bring-it-on 2021!
Panoramic Downtown views, 5 balconies & only one unit per floor in this one of kind boutique complex! Features include exceptional layout with open li...
Panoramic Downtown views, 5 balconies & only one unit per floor in this one of kind boutique complex! Features include exceptional layout with open living spaces, natural light, cozy wood burning fireplace, built-in bar & spacious owner's suite. Enjoy amazing nearby eateries & cafes and iconic Seattle landmarks like the Space Needle, Kerry Park & Pike Place Market. Centrally located bordering South Lake Union, Belltown, Magnolia, Fremont, Wallingford & Capitol Hill. Exterior of the building underwent a nearly $1M facelift in 2020 updating siding, windows, decks & so much more. Enjoy low HODs, parking and one of the best views in all of Seattle on the recently renovated, communal rooftop deck. Pet friendly and no Rental Cap!
Located on a quiet Capitol Hill street, this contemporary home has high ceilings and large windows that bring in the light and take advantage of the ...
Located on a quiet Capitol Hill street, this contemporary home has high ceilings and large windows that bring in the light and take advantage of the territorial mountain views. The living room opens onto the spacious deck, great for BBQ's with friends. The kitchen looks onto the dining area, brilliant for entertaining. The master suite with large walk-in closet is tucked away from the main living area. The fully fenced backyard makes for a quiet retreat, a wonderful space for pets and fun! Spacious 2 car attached garage. Close to shops, restaurants, bars, coffee houses and grocery stores. A quick commute to downtown Seattle, South Lake Union and a convenient commute to the Eastside. Zoned LR1 (M1)
Walden: Targeting 4-Star Built Green Community in Magnolia. 9 homes range from 1-2 beds w/ 1-2.25 baths & 764-1,160 sq. ft. Modern architecture, conte...
Walden: Targeting 4-Star Built Green Community in Magnolia. 9 homes range from 1-2 beds w/ 1-2.25 baths & 764-1,160 sq. ft. Modern architecture, contemporary finishes + the technology to meet today's lifestyle. 3 levels of living topped w/ spacious roof decks. Open the door to LDK w/ wide plank floors & Chef's kitchen w/ Bosch appl. pkg, slab quartz counters & USB ports. Addt'l feat. incl. spa-like baths, RING doorbell, mini-split heating/cooling, AeroBarrier Construction, Evoke flooring & so much more.
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NOTE: The Census Bureau definition of “nonfamily household” is a householder living alone (a one-person household) or where the householder shares the home exclusively with people to whom he/she is not related (AKA roommates).
76%Married couples (45,710)
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Thinking about moving to Seattle , WA? From the city's best neighborhoods to the lowdown on live music and food options, here's what you need to know about living in Seattle.
Why Move to Seattle, WA?
If you've been looking into moving to the West Coast, there's no doubt that Seattle should be top of your list. Seattle is one of the most progressive cities in the US, and is consistently ranked among the 10 best places to live in the United States by U.S. News. There's an exciting tech (it is home to Amazon HQ, after all!), food and cultural scene in the city, as well as plenty of outdoor adventures, so you'll never run out of things to do. The crime rate in Seattle is the lowest it's been in over a decade, and Seattle suburbs offer everything from welcoming family neighborhoods to creative hubs for young couples.
The cost of living in Seattle isn't low - it's one of the most expensive places to live in America. The costs for real estate, energy, wages and taxes in Washington only just trail behind New York City (Manhattan), San Francisco, and Brooklyn. However, a focus on STEM and tech jobs means that the average salary here is also high.
Population: 3.4 million
Average age: 35.5
Seattle average home price: $773,508
Seattle average salary: $100,000
Minimum wage in Seattle: $13.50 an hour
What's the Weather Like in Seattle?
Yes, it does rain here! The average annual temperature in Seattle is between 37°F to 79°F and is rarely below 28°F or above 88°F. You can expect the weather in Seattle to be warm and dry in the summer, and while winters do get relatively cold, snow is rare, with December experiencing the most rainfall. Seattle has an average of 152 rainy days a year.
Winter: 35.6°F to 48°F
Spring: 39°F to 64°F
Summer: 53.6°F to 73.4°F
Fall: 41°F to 59°F
Best Neighborhoods to Live in Seattle:
Whether you choose to move to the Seattle suburbs or stay within the main city area, here's some key neighborhoods to include in your dream home search:
Northeast of Downtown, Capitol Hill is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Seattle and is home to some of the city's best restaurants. Ideal for young couples and creatives, there's a variety of housing options for all budgets. It's also known as Seattle's LGBTQ+ capitol, with gay bars galore. Residents can enjoy strolls in Volunteer Park and community block parties.
If you want an affordable place to live in Seattle with beach access, West Seattle ticks all the boxes. It's quieter and low key, yet still has top notch dining and coffee options, with year-round farmer's markets. The heart of the neighborhood’s retail district is the 'Junction', which has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for vintage, vinyl, or locally made.
Seattle's famously bohemian neighborhood has it all: quirky coffee shops, eclectic restaurants, stellar views of Seattle’s skyline and public art. Fremont is a very walkable Seattle neighborhood and has a vibrant community feel. As an extra bonus, Fremont is also home to neighborhood events such as the Fremont Saturday Market and Oktoberfest.
Comprising Belltown, Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square and other iconic areas, life in Downtown Seattle is fast-paced. You'll never be bored living in Downtown as there's so much to do, from museums to markets. Housing prices here rise the closer you get to the waterfront but you have the benefit of no commute to the city. Don't bring a car - traffic is terrible and it's better to bike/walk.
Properties in Queen Anne are atop the highest hill in the city, so prepare to be wowed by beautiful views. Full of the finer things in life, you'll enjoy the area's independent stores, restaurants and boutiques. It's an affluent neighborhood that's popular with retirees as well as families. The commute to downtown is just 10 and 25-minutes by car and public transport links are also good.
Homes for sale in Seattle don't last long on the market, so take action sooner rather than later! 71% of listings are sold in less than two weeks. The average home sells in just 10 days, making Seattle one of the most competitive housing markets in the US. Seattle home prices are rising, with the second-fastest growth in the nation, at 10.1%, year-over-year. But with incredibly low interest rates, 2020-21 is a key time to take advantage of the inventory and buy.
How’s the Walkability, Bikeability, and Public Transportation in Seattle?
Seattle ranks among the most walkable cities in the US, and is also the nation's most bike-friendly city. This makes living in Seattle a breeze to get around without a car. In fact, we recommend you don't drive in Seattle as traffic can be heavy.Walkability: Seattle is the eighth most walker-friendly city in the country. Most errands can be done on foot and amenities are never too far spread out.Bikeability: Seattle is well known for being a bike-friendly city! From in-street Sharrows to fully separated Protected Bike Lanes and Multi-Use Trails, there are many options for people to travel through the city by bike.Public Transportation: King County Metro is Seattle's main method of public transportation and is the easiest way to get around Seattle if you don't want to walk or bike. There's also streetcars for neighborhood hops and Seattle’s extensive ferry system is both practical and scenic.
Essential Checklist for Moving to Seattle:
Voter Registration: When you move to a new city, you should make sure to get registered to vote as soon as possible. For info on registering in Washington, see here.
Driver’s License: It's also very important to change your driver's license. Find info on getting a license in Washington here.
Vehicle Registration: Are you bringing your car with you? Here’s where you can get new license plates.
Trash & Recycling: Get this organised from the get go! See here for how you can set up Seattle's trash and recycling services for your new home.
Outdoor activities: Seattle's nickname 'Emerald City’ comes from the lush evergreen forests just outside the city, so it's no surprise that outdoor adventures are plentiful here. From whale watching to scenic hikes and snowshoeing in Mount Ranier; kayaking at Alki Beach Park or cycling the Burke-Gilman Trail, there's lots to do outdoors.
Culture: Seattle boasts contemporary, hip cultural attractions as well as celebrating its diverse history and communities. You can discover the city's significant Asian influences in the Chinatown–International District, learn about Seattle’s Scandinavian settlers in the Ballard neighborhood and dive into Northwest Latino and African American communities at several museums and annual festivals.
Sports: Chant, sing, and cheer your way through all types of sporting events in Seattle. The only NFL franchise located in the Pacific Northwest, the Seattle Seahawks, draw large crowds, as does MLB baseball team the Seattle Mariners.
Seattle Food & Nightlife
Dining out in Seattle: Eat your heart out! Seattle has a delicious mix of cuisines to try, from classic Pacific Northwest cuisine (think: fresh, local seafood) to exciting pop-ups and Asian fusion fare. The coffee culture here is legendary, with a booming coffeehouse scene. Visit Pike Place Market to see one of the first Starbucks stores, as well as independent food and drink vendors.
Bars and nightlife in Seattle: The nightlife in Seattle ranges from grungy dive bars to swanky speakeasies and everything in between. The Belltown area has some great jazz and live music bars; check out The Crocodile, which is where Nirvana played, as well as R.E.M. and Pearl Jam.
Grocery shopping in Seattle: From large supermarkets to specialty stores, Co-Ops and bakeries, farmer's markets and everything in between, there's endless stores to get your groceries in Seattle. You can see which grocery stores deliver to any of our Seattle listings.