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University District

Ah, the U-District! This is a community that is always in motion, just like any college town. The residents here, for the most part, are a lively mix of students, faculty and employees of the University of Washington.

Life in the U-District (as it’s commonly called) ranges from multi-story gracious homes on shaded avenues with green meridians, to condominiums, apartments, and well-worn bungalow homes that are temporary residents to cycles of students. There is also a Greek system here,  nestled in across the street from the north entrance of campus.

The University District is flanked by the greenbelt of Ravenna and the open shopping center of the University Village. The main collegiate attraction here is University Way, aka, The Ave, which has the standard-issue array of cheap eats and international fare, used bookstores, unique boutiques, cafes, music stores and plenty of curiosity shops. Students stock up at the University Book Store, which is also a popular venue for author readings. From spring through fall, there’s a Farmer’s Market on the north end of University Way.

The U-District is beautiful and bucolic in the fall, and famous for its cherry blossoms in the spring.


DEMOGRAPHICS: students, couples, singles, families with children

TYPES OF HOMES: Condos, Apartments, Bungalows

COMMUNITY BLOG: U District Daily

LIBRARY: Seattle Public Library University Branch, located at 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105, Tel. 206-684-4063

FARMERS MARKET: U District Farmers Market, open every Saturday year-round, 9am to 2pm, located at the corner of UniversityWay & NE 50th, Seattle, 98105, in the playground of the University Heights Center for the Community

FAVORITE RESTAURANTS: Aqua Verde CafePortage Bay CafeAraya’s Vegetarian Place 

FAVORITE COFFEE SHOPS: Chaco Canyon Organic CafeCafe Solstice,Trabant Coffee & Chai

Our Blogs About the University District

$2,000,000 for Our Neighborhoods

Feb 10, 2017
In March, project development teams in each district will evaluate ideas received based on need/impact/feasibility [more]
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How Racist Real Estate Shaped Seattle

Nov 08, 2016
We all know the “bad” neighborhoods. We all know the “rich” neighborhoods. So, too, did 193 [more]
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ST3 Light Rail–The Good, the Bad, and ...

Apr 11, 2016
The Good: Light rail lives! The new Capitol Hill and Husky Stadium stations are operational and successful, and rid [more]
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North Seattle Home Prices Rise 42 Percent

Mar 15, 2016
Home prices are up. Way up. Central Seattle and Beacon Hill both saw their median home price climb nearly 40 percen [more]
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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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Be Heard, U District Commuters!

Jan 14, 2016
Rejoice! Rejoice! University Link and Capitol Hill light rail stations are nigh! Six months ahead of schedule and $ [more]
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Noisy Neighbors

Oct 26, 2015
Quiet neighbors and a peaceful environment often influence our clients’ home-buying decisions. At some point or ano [more]
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Prime Now, Wine Now

Aug 27, 2015
Seattleites, booze has never been more convenient. …for some of us. Amazon just launched—for the first time e [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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Our Listings in the University District


808 NE 56th St

$ 950,000
Beautifully updated Tudor bathed in natural light with tons of charm. Hardwood floors throughout, gas fireplace, dining room, immaculate modern kitchen with huge island and remodeled main bathroom. Cu [more]
Beautifully updated Tudor bathed in natural light with tons of charm. Hardwood floors thro [more]
31.75 2,310 ft2full info