Keller Williams Greater Seattle, Ben Kakimoto, Seattle Condo Agent


Seattle is Washington’s largest city and the economic center of Pacific Northwest. Within its hour glass shape and bounded by water and emerald green hills, over 550,000 people call Seattle home. While many residents, particularly those who move here, share common interest (e.g. environmental, political, recreational, etc.), Seattle is city distinguished by its neighborhoods.

The city core neighborhoods cater to the urbanites who wish to live where the action is. The condos and lofts located in the downtown area provide residents with an abundance of livability, employment/business and entertainment choices. The downtown core is home to corporate leaders such as Starbucks, Amazon and Zillow, as well as cultural attractions like the Seattle Art Museum, the symphony, ballet and Seattle’s world famous Pike Place Market. Neighborhoods within the downtown core include Belltown, the West Edge, Capitol Hill, First Hill, Pioneer Square, the International District, South Lake Union and Queen Anne. Surrounding areas include Beacon Hill, Georgetown, Eastlake and Magnolia.

North of the city core, separated by the Ship Canal that physically splits Seattle in half, is a menagerie of neighborhoods and lifestyles. Anchoring the north end are the University of Washington and the sprawling Northgate retail village. For the most part, you’ll find diverse residential neighborhoods and a quieter, suburban lifestyle. North Seattle is also home to most of the city’s popular recreational spots – Green Lake Park, Magnuson Park, Golden Gardens/Shilshole Marina, Burke-Gilman Trail and Carkeek Park – providing residents with an abundance of activities including jogging/walking/rollerblading/cycling paths, ball fields, dog parks, wind surfing and rowing areas and even sandy beaches. Most condos in North Seattle tend to be located in the Ballard, Fremont, Green Lake, Greenwood, University District, Roosevelt, Lake City and Northgate neighborhoods.

East of city core are predominately residential neighborhoods, a mixture of transitional and working class districts along with upscale, gated communities. For the most part, you’ll mostly single family homes and townhouses in Seattle’s eastside neighborhoods. However, there are a number of condominiums in the Madison Park, Leschi and Central District neighborhoods.

West Seattle, which is actually southwest of the city core, provides an eclectic mix. The “founders” of Seattle originally settled at Alki Point in 1851. Now, rows of condos line Alki Avenue offering magnificent views of Puget Sound and beyond. On the hill above, spanning the length of West Seattle, is a rich urban village along California Ave that offers its residents everything they need. Though condos are located throughout West Seattle, most are concentrated around Alki, Admiral, Alaska Junction district and Delridge neighborhoods.

Downtown Seattle

Pioneer Square / International District


Uptown (aka Lower Queen Anne)

Queen Anne

South Lake Union /
Denny Triangle

Capitol Hill

Madison Park



Green Lake

Wallingford / Fremont

Greenwood / Phinney

Central Seattle

Northeast Seattle

West Seattle

South Seattle