Find Apartments for Rent in Chinatown, in Seattle, Washington
The heart of the Asian-American community lies in Seattle's Chinatown, formally referred to as the Chinatown-International District. Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Filipino communities are well represented around here. Chinatown is located just outside of Downtown Seattle with easy access to the interstate system and the industrial district, including the SoDo neighborhood.
Attractions in Chinatown, Seattle
Seattle's Chinatown showcases a multi-ethnic selection of dining and shopping options. The pai-lau, or traditional Chinese gate, located at the intersection of South King St. and Fifth Ave South, marks the entrance to the neighborhood. The gate evokes images of majestic Chinese palaces and really sets the tone and atmosphere for this eclectic corner of Seattle.
The Wing Luke Asia Museum is a repository of Asia-Pacific history. This Smithsonian-affiliated museum was named after the first Asian-American who held public office. If you decide to rent an apartment in Seattle's Chinatown, you'll be in a hot spot for museums and galleries with a culturally diverse selection of works.
Finally, Uwajimaya is renowned for its extensive selection of Asian groceries and traditional supplies including rice cookers and decorative items inspired by the Asian culture. It is the largest Asian grocery in this region.
The Lunar New Year is a major event that takes place every January that includes parades and pageantry, like the traditional lion dance. Bon Odori is a Japanese festival held to honor ancestors with a celebration of music, dancing and food. The Moon Festival is celebrated in August each year.
The Night Market draws huge crowds during the summer months while the Summer Festival is a two-day street fair held in July that brings together live performances, contests and vendor booths supported by the local community.
Apartments for Rent in Chinatown Seattle WA
There are many apartment choices in Seattle's Chinatown and you can find them by searching on Apartment Guide. Use the search function to set your preferences, which may include the number of rooms, location, rental rates and community amenities. The mapping function makes it possible to focus the search on properties that are within accessible distance to schools, shops and restaurants.