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About Lake City

  • South lake union commuter options
  • Seattle crosswalk

There’s something for everyone in Lake City. The area’s main thoroughfare, Lake City Way, bisects the neighborhood and is the best place to go if you want a bustling atmosphere. Newly constructed condos and businesses mingle with the retro establishments from years gone by. Farther out, the feel is more residential and quiet. Even though it is one of the most populous and spread out neighborhoods in the city, the community is close and knows how to work together to solve issues.

About as far north as you can go and still be in Seattle proper, Lake City is a bustling and diverse livable neighborhood. With easy transit connections, close distance to UW and Lake Washington, Lake City is on the rise.

Lake City has seen many iterations of itself, going from sleepy logging and farming community known to some as “Little Germany” to a seedy destination for many city dwellers during the prohibition era. After World War II ended, young families flocked here and the population exploded. Currently, residents are rallying together to focus on environmental issues and on drawing visitors back to its refreshed (and significantly more reputable) business district.

Top 3-5 amenities include Diversity; a good neighborhood of families of all sizes; good for singles; all the german food; many beautification efforts


We are well known for an abundance of this amenity:

  • Grocery stores
  • Restaurants
  • Outdoor activities
  • Ethnic businesses
  • Farmers markets/access to local produce

Somewhat available (3+):

  • Arts/cultural centers
  • Educational facilities/centers
  • Health care facilities/centers
  • Police/fire/emergency department

Commute Tips

Get on the 522 Express into downtown! If you're down for a slightly longer ride, but still under 45 minutes, the 41 will take you through UW. The 65 will take you to the UW station.