Welcome to Northeast Seattle
Cozy collegiate haven lined with cafes and local parks
Settled west of Lake Washington, Northeast Seattle is a scenic suburb tucked along Interstate 5 and known for its tree-lined neighborhoods. It is home to the University of Washington Campus, favored by students, young professionals as well as families with children. Aside from the immaculate landscaping upon which homes are meticulously crafted, and access to quality education, locals are drawn in for the robust sense of community, ample recreational opportunities with access to nature, open green spaces, sports fields, and an atmosphere of tranquility. Historic charm blends with modern sophistication in the streets of Northeast Seattle, where vintage homes dating as far back as the 1920s are interspersed with sleek modern condominiums featuring elegant furnishings and incredible window views.
What to Love
A conglomeration of distinct neighborhoods, Northeast Seattle epitomizes small-town living with proximity to amenities that ease daily life. Ideal for residents looking for a peaceful slice of quiet, and young adults who desire a fast-paced roster of activities find a lot to indulge in after flocking over to Northeast Seattle, which has its own shopping center, and many charming restaurants. Strewn with green parks and trails looped through the neighborhood, locals can often be found engaging in various outdoor activities, from picnics to volleyball, hiking, biking, or jogging.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
U-Village bubbles with a unique mix of local and high-end restaurants, bars, fashion, and other retail stores. A one-stop for all retail needs, residents need not drive all the way into downtown to get their shopping done, whether you choose to go for trendy footwear at Sole Food, buy a necklace at Something Silver, or prefer a drink at Mr. West Cafe Bar, their Mr. West breakfast specials are a local favorite and made with freshly sourced vegetables. They also have an impressive menu of cocktails, delicate teas, and coffees.
Settle in for Sunday brunch at Portage Bay Cafe, serving organic farm-to-table breakfast specials. Its menu includes meals crafted to accommodate kids' tastes with fare like pancakes, grilled cheese, and granola yogurt. Kickstart your mornings with espresso from Santo Coffee in Roosevelt, a family-owned establishment serving premium Colombian coffee blends, sourced directly from farms, with unique flavors of red fruits, sugar cane, blueberry, and caramel. Kids and adults alike can enjoy delicious cookies at Hello Robin Cookies or even sign up for baking classes.
Things to Do
UVillage is the hub of activities for residents in Northeast Seattle—an open-air complex for shopping, dining, and entertainment all in one spot. The outdoor shopping center has an impressive amount of 120 stores for all your retail needs. Starbucks is conveniently located here for that extra kick of energy while shopping, and if you have kids, you can distract them with a Milkshake from Shake Shack or an Ice Cream from Molly Moon's Ice Cream, or just enjoy a family dinner after shopping at Eureka.
Do you need that morning run? Then head over to the Burke Gilman Trail and start off with other hikers and bikers taking advantage of the 27-mile trail. More trails await at Magnuson Park, the second largest park in Seattle, with lush evergreen landscapes, natural fields, and a host of other areas to catch some fun. Concerts are held in the park in the summertime, with concertgoers enjoying the natural breeze from the unending lines of trees or a picnic in the grassy field. Swim or sunbathe at Matthew’s Beach Park, and bring your kids for a fun time on the playground at Bryant Park, or go for a quick softball or basketball match at View Ridge Park.
Northeast Seattle is served by some of Washington’s top-rated schools, renowned for their innovative academic programs and outstanding extracurricular activities. Top educational opportunities include: