Photo: David Newman

Seattle Neighborhoods

Sophisticated. Tech-savvy. Free-spirited. Historic, creative, eclectic. Each Seattle neighborhood has a distinct personality. From a bustling urban core to quiet waterside communities, quaint historic districts to high-energy centers for nightlife, everyone will find a place to belong in Seattle.

Explore the City

  1. Bainbridge/Bremerton
  2. Ballard
  3. Bellevue/Eastside
  4. Belltown
  5. Capitol Hill
  6. Chinatown-International District
  7. Columbia City
  8. Downtown Seattle
  9. Fremont
  10. Pioneer Square
  11. Queen Anne
  12. SoDo & Georgetown
  13. South Lake Union
  14. University District
  15. Wallingford & Greenlake
  16. Waterfront
  17. West Seattle
  18. Woodinville
Bainbridge Island


Charm, natural beauty and rural character in the heart of Puget Sound.

Ballard Farmers Market


A little bit maritime-centric enclave, a little bit hip foodie hotspot.

Bellevue Newcastle


Just a short drive across Lake Washington, along the longest floating bridge in the world, Bellevue is a green wonderland with nearly 100 parks dotting its landscape between Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish, offering a downtown neighborhood with plenty to do.

Belltown Seattle


Just north of downtown, a mix of high-rise condos and trendy dining and shopping spots, Belltown is a neighborhood where being bored isn’t an option.

Noguchi Needle Seattle

Capitol Hill

This expansive district contains a mix of tree-shaded streets flanked by some of Seattle’s loveliest century-old mansions and commercial thoroughfares.


Chinatown-International District

It’s all here to eat, smell, touch, and see in the delightfully diverse International District.

Columbia City Seattle

Columbia City

This “neighborhood of nations” occupies one of the country’s most diverse zip codes, where descendants from European settlers, East African immigrants, Orthodox Jews, and other cultural groups make for a true melting pot.

Downtown from Seattle's Space Needle

Downtown Seattle

There aren’t many other cities in America with spotless views of mountains and waterways from the heart of downtown, but Seattle delivers on both natural wonders and world-class attractions all in one spot.

Photo: Sal Celis


As the self-proclaimed “Center of the Universe,” this artsy neighborhood on the north shore of the Lake Washington Ship Canal thrives with its bohemian vibe and quirky claims to fame.

Pioneer Square Totem

Pioneer Square

Seattle’s original downtown is getting its groove back, with shops popping up left and right along the historic sidewalks.

Kerry Park View from Queen Anne

Queen Anne

With bustling bars, restaurants, and attraction-heavy Seattle Center in Lower Queen Anne and historic houses, quaint shopping streets, and quiet parks high up on a hill in Upper Queen Anne, this distinct neighborhood has something for everyone.

Safeco Field

SoDo & Georgetown

Industrial turns trendy in two Seattle neighborhoods.

Lake Union

South Lake Union

Close to downtown—it’s easily accessible by foot, bus, and streetcar—the recently revitalized South Lake Union neighborhood offers peekaboo glimpses of the Space Needle and floatplane sightings on Lake Union.

Suzzallo Reading Room

University District

Surrounding the University of Washington, the University District is an eclectic mix of urban shopping areas; historic homes and architecture; and great cafes, pubs, restaurants, and theaters.

Gas Works Park with Concrete Art

Wallingford & Greenlake

Wallingford & Greenlake

Seattle skyline, waterfront and Great Wheel across Bell Harbor Marina, WA, USA


Join the summer and fall crowds that pack the piers to drink in the seemingly endless sunshine, just steps from the downtown core.

Alki Beach with Driftwood

West Seattle

Seattle’s largest neighborhood is a unique mix of residential streets and charming commercial hubs filled with colorful consignment shops, restaurants, and bakeries.



Just a 30-minute drive from Seattle, more than 100 wineries and tasting rooms are a wine lover’s dream.



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