Welcome to Northeast Seattle
Discover relaxation in this quiet residential corner of Seattle
Northeast Seattle is where to look if you prefer a quiet suburban lifestyle just a few minutes from the bustle of downtown Seattle. The city's northeast quadrant shares the arboreal personality of Seattle but enjoys a more spacious layout with a larger percentage of roomy single-family homes. You will be surrounded by beautiful tree-lined streets and an eclectic mix of attractive home architecture.
The shops and restaurants of Northeast Seattle share the benefits of the big city, with a luxurious selection of international cuisine and trendy shopping districts. The neighborhoods of Northeast Seattle include Ravenna Hawthorne Heights, View Ridge, Wedgewood, Maple Leafe, Meadowbrook, and Northgate. The views from Northeast Seattle are amazing, but what the region is best known for is the University of Washington and its beautiful campus design.
What to Love
- Beautiful views of the ocean from quiet suburban homes
- Many local parks and outdoor recreation spots
- University of Washington campus, museums, and Medical Center
- Tree-lined arboreal Seattle-style neighborhoods
- Great schools and learning opportunities
Life in Northeast Seattle is quiet and relaxed. Only minutes from the busy downtown sector, this cozy neighborhood is known for its rolling neighborhoods and tree-lined avenues. The Pacific Northwest culture is inherently laid back and friendly. You will likely find that your neighbors are equally relaxed and welcoming and many are easy to meet during their daily dog walks.
Due to the University's proximity, there is also a thriving student culture with a rotating population and an abundance of student-friendly venues and housing.
You will find that Northeast Seattle represents the quintessential Pacific Northwest architectural style, favoring large windows that soak up the sun accented by exposed beams and a naturalist approach to industrial style. Architectural influences include Greek, Dutch, and modern contemporary, creating a unique look and feel.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
For delightful shopping in Northeast Seattle, explore the elegance and outlets at the University Village Mall. This beautiful shopping mall has a great selection of stores and a relaxing interior. However, the restaurants of Northeast Seattle are truly superb.
Enjoy classic Southern fare made with heirloom ingredients at JuneBaby, a delightful little cafe identified by the yellow sign of a blackbird on a branch. The interior is cozy, the portions are huge, and the food is delicious.
Portage Bay Cafe on Roosevelt serves a legendary breakfast, whether you're looking for thick slices of French Toast or a beautiful Rancher's full breakfast. Sweet or savory, you'll leave sated and ready to come back for more.
For a formal evening, take your guests to Din Tai Fung, a beautiful authentic Chinese restaurant with an exquisite menu and a specialty for steamed dumplings. The plating is stunning, and the flavors are unforgettable.
Things to Do
There are many beautiful places and things to do in Northeast Seattle. Start your explorations at Magnuson Park, the second-largest park in Seattle. Enjoy a bracing game of cricket, tennis, or baseball. Take a nature walk past the ponds, or bring your dog to the off-leash park. Catch a show at the amphitheater or set sail at the boat launch.
Football fans will enjoy the proximity to Husky Stadium, home of the Washington Huskies. The stadium has a beautiful waterside location and is often used for graduation ceremonies and other University of Washington special events.
Matthews Beach Park is one of Northeast Seattle's most popular summer recreation spots, with welcoming grassy shores and shallow, swimmable water. The beach has designated swim areas as well as relaxed waterside lounging up and down the coast. You will also find a beach playground and facilities for changing and showers.
You'll love the University District Farmers Market if you like buying local and supporting your fellow residents. This market meets on "the Ave" every Saturday to enrich the sales of local farmers and crafters.
Northeast Seattle is known for good quality local schools, but its greatest scholastic pride is the University of Washington. This excellent university takes up nearly a quarter of the Northeast Seattle neighborhood and enriches the entire community with students, art, history, innovation, and the medical center.