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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About South Lake Union Seattle

Architecture is very old and special. Lots of great local restaurants and no chain food in my neighborhood.

A lot of bars are here. Multiple parks right next to each other. Lake Washington is beautiful!!!a lot of shopping couple malls

I love the combination of charm and convenience of my neighborhood. I am within 10mins of the downtown core, but feel like I am in a surburban neighborhood with tree lined streets, beautiful homes and a family-friendly feel. While I have a car and frequently travel outside my immediate neighborhood, the neighborhood itself has so much to offer within walking distance. I regularly frequent the nail salons, coffee shops and grocery stores on the main street.

My neighborhood is pretty walkable with my dogs. A park is close by if I want to take my dogs swimming and there great grocery stores.

There is near by lake where all the people enjoy for going and some company offers rental equipment for kayaking etc.there are so many restaurants bars which are pretty good and affordable .Also there is mini golf to where I can take the family and friends

There is a lake and lots of local businesses near by. My favorite restaurant are local small scale restaurants.

Who Lives Here

South Lake Union Seattle Demographics

Education

High School

13%

Associate's

17%

Bachelor's

40%

Master's

26%

Doctorate

4%

Family Size

2 people

80%

3 people

11%

4 people

9%

5 people

0%

6+ people

0%

Household Income

0-50k

28%

50-100k

19%

100-150k

25%

150-200k

12%

200k+

16%

Age

0-10

2%

10-20

2%

20-45

71%

45-65

16%

65+

8%

Affordability

How expensive is it in South Lake Union Seattle?

Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
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Feb '24$2002$3100$4883$10918
Jan '24$1972$3147$5245$10931
Dec '23$1802$3085$5182$11245
Nov '23$1906$2968$4962$10877
Oct '23$2132$3012$5091$9053
Sep '23$2115$3067$5159$9254
Aug '23$2243$3149$5035$7978
Jul '23$2112$3196$4501$7462
Jun '23$1997$3170$4546$7435
May '23$1914$3047$4546$7618
Apr '23$1927$3099$4603$7654
Mar '23$1847$3099$4571$9459

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around South Lake Union Seattle

South Lake Union Seattle Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

34%

15-30 Mins

43%

30-40 Mins

14%

40-60 Mins

7%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 9595

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Percentage: 7979

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Percentage: 8989

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 6 of 6 renters

Need A Car

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Top Scores: Parks, Health, Pet

Things To Do In South Lake Union Seattle

Top Score

Parks

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll be living the park life in South Lake Union Seattle.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 97% more parks than average
  3. 78% more parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We'd be gym buddies with South Lake Union Seattle.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. 96% more gyms than average
  3. 70% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's pawsible that your pets will fall in love with South Lake Union Seattle.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 93% more pet facilities than average
  3. 49% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

South Lake Union Seattle has the right frame of mind for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 97% more fine art centers than average
  3. 79% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 92% more restaurants than average
  3. 35% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 94% more coffee shops than average
  3. 22% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in South Lake Union Seattle.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 86% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 25% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Childcare

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

South Lake Union Seattle is taking baby steps toward having ample childcare options.

  1. A high number of daycares per resident
  2. 80% more daycares than average
  3. 7% fewer daycares than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not exactly a Tilt-a-Whirl, but there's fun to be had.

  1. Few amusement parks per resident
  2. 89% more amusement parks than average
  3. 67% fewer amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Hospitals

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

South Lake Union Seattle gets the all clear for hospitals.

  1. Few hospitals per resident
  2. 93% more hospitals than average
  3. 33% more hospitals than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in South Lake Union Seattle doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 84% more medical facilities than average
  3. A standard number of medical facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. An average number of grocery stores
  3. A standard number of grocery stores compared to areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in South Lake Union Seattle.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. An average number of shops
  3. A standard number of shops compared to areas of a similar size

Theaters

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Hiding in the dressing room? South Lake Union Seattle has a quiet theater scene.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. 82% more theaters than average
  3. Far fewer theaters than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 40% more gas stations than average
  3. Far fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

South Lake Union Seattle Features

Busy Streets

No

Say 6 of 6 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 6 of 6 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Near Schools

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

South Lake Union Seattle Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in South Lake Union Seattle

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Seattle, WA

Right in the heart of Seattle, your South Lake Union apartment for rent will grant you and your family instant access to the exciting hustle and bustle of your new hometown.

For relaxing afternoons you can head to Lake Union Park, which sits right on the southern tip of the glistening body of water. The paved walkways are ideal for strollers and the well-kept grassy area is great for sitting as you watch the boats embark and dock at the nearby seaport. If you enjoy the open waters, then you may want to join the local Sailing Hertiage Society, whose headquarters is just a stone's throw away from your South Lake Union apartment.

For a great social environment, you can head to the Victory Lounge on Eastlake Avenue. There you'll be able to sip a craft cocktail as you chat with Seattle natives. Right down the street is Mars Bar and Cafe Venus, which offers a lively atmosphere, an extensive drink selection and fun live performances.

To get in shape, you may want to become a member of the local Pro Sports Club. There, you'll have myriad fitness opportunities like an aquatics center, indoor soccer, cardio and weightlifting equipment as well as personal training.

Your little ones can run and play as they meet their new neighbors at the nearby Cascade Playground. You may also want to bring your canine companion with you to enjoy the seasonable Northwestern weather. For all of your four-legged friend's medical needs you can take him or her to the Lake Union Veterinary Clinic on Republican Street.

If you're looking to travel and explore the rest of Washington, then you can make an easy escape with Interstate 5 just a stone's throw away.

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