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Columbia City

Columbia City is both homespun and urban. The resurgent star of a proud restoration movement, a dedicated civic effort has renovated and populated this charming turn-of-the-century Rainier Valley area. The small downtown, along Rainier Avenue South, is filled with family-owned businesses, old brick buildings and awning-laced storefronts.  There are cafes, restaurants, retail shops and a population of locals out strolling and socializing.

Residences here include gentle ramblers, two-story shingled and box homes and bungalows. The yards vary from being modest and minimalist to sprouting wild gardens. Streets are lined with tall leafy trees and rugged bushes.  Along with a vibrant ethnic mix, is the sound of children playing in the streets.

Columbia City’s effort to encourage community was demonstrated in something residents began over ten years ago: nightly Òdog walks.Ó The purpose was to reacquaint neighbors and keep the streets safe. Nowadays, Wednesdays are dedicated to a Farmer’s Market. Other proud features include a beautiful colonial library, a new movie theater and venues that host reading series and live music.

POPULATION: 5,000

DEMOGRAPHICS: Married couples, singles and families.

TYPES OF HOMES: Ramblers, Two-story Shingled and Box Homes,  Bungalows

COMMUNITY BLOG: Columbia City SeattleColumbia City: Rainier Valley

LIBRARY: Seattle Public Library Columbia Branch located at 4721 Rainier Ave. S. Seattle , WA 98118, Tel.206-386-1908

FARMERS MARKET: Columbia City Public Market, Wednesdays, April 27 through October 19, from 3pm to 7pm, on Edmunds Street between 37th and the alley at 36th (just off of Rainier in the heart of Columbia City).

FAVORITE RESTAURANTS: Geraldine’s CounterLa MedusaThe Spice Room

FAVORITE COFFEE SHOPS: Columbia City BakeryEmpire Espresso

Our Blogs About Columbia City

$2,000,000 for Our Neighborhoods

Feb 10, 2017
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People on People on People

Feb 11, 2016
Seattle is now the #10 U.S. city for density. Density isn’t what usually comes to mind when most people think of ou [more]
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Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance

Jul 02, 2015
Do you know the new rental licensing requirement, SMC 22.214 (Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance)? The Re [more]
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Photo Contest: Seattle Bloomin’

May 13, 2015
It’s springtime in Seattle! For May’s photo contest, send us pictures of nature in bloom. Step 1: Take [more]
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What does your zip code say about you?

Oct 23, 2014
  Age? Check. Income? Check. Neighborhood? Check. Overall lifestyle? Check.     It’s creepy, but onc [more]
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Beat the Seattle Commute

Oct 14, 2014
The commute, the dreaded commute! Bumper-to-bumper for miles, moving down I-5 slower than you backed out of your dr [more]
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Of Parks and Pianos

Jul 29, 2014
Seattle is known for many things. Music, coffee, rain. Good scenery and great parks. And this summer, you can combi [more]
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Our Listings in Columbia City

4603 42nd Ave S

$ 725.000
Contemporary style, bathed in light. This home is perfectly located across from Genesee Park. Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, large two-level living room with recessed lighting, fireplace, and  [more]
Contemporary style, bathed in light. This home is perfectly located across from Genesee Pa [more]
43.25 2.380 ft2full info

2612 S Ferdinand St

$ 550.000
Eclectic is the best way to describe this home. It’s a cool place. A multi-level home with diverse, open, and flexible spaces. Entry foyer to living area, separate dining room, open kitchen. Large mas [more]
Eclectic is the best way to describe this home. It’s a cool place. A multi-level home with [more]
22.5 2.540 ft2full info

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