Welcome To

Southeast Seattle

Considered a low-key neighborhood that maintains a chill vibe despite the incredible density of every city block.

Welcome to Southeast Seattle

Picturesque diverse neighborhoods and lakeside beach parks
 
Southeast Seattle is among the most diverse regions in an already international port city. Located on the western shores of Lake Washington, this region is defined by Rainier Beach, giving it the name Rainier Valley. The neighborhood spans the entire west side of Lake Washington, from beautiful Madison Park down to Lakeridge Park. Along the way, there are a dozen opportunities to stop and lounge by the water or enjoy recreation with the glittering lake in view.
 
Southeast Seattle is considered a low-key neighborhood that maintains a chill vibe despite the incredible density of every city block. Architectural styles tend to reflect a cozy contemporary, with a preference for large windows to catch the northern sun but roots in mountainside cottage charm. Southeast Seattle offers a seemingly endless grid of quiet single-family homes and locally owned businesses.

What to Love

  • Beautiful parks and green spaces
  • International selection of nearby restaurants
  • Big and small single-family homes in eclectic styles
  • Oasis of calm in the city bustle
  • Friendly neighborhood with tons of outdoor recreation

Local Lifestyle

Life in Southeast Seattle has been described as remarkably calm and low-key for its proximity to downtown Seattle and other bustling districts. With a larger percentage of homes and parks to business and shopping districts, many residents love Southeast Seattle because of its quiet nature. Seattle is a beautiful city dripping with greenery from end to end, but neighborhoods like Madison Park take the cake for beauty and grandeur.
 
Homes in Southeast Seattle are often large, stunning, and reflect traditionally elegant styles. Delight in the magnificence of the Washington Park Arboretum's natural vistas, and enjoy lavish venues or bask in the summer sun on the shoreline of Madison Park. Further south, you will find the Rainier Valley neighborhoods with a simpler charm, including the Japanese Kubota Garden and small but varied restaurants to explore.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

There are some truly delicious and delightful restaurants to explore in Southeast Seattle, from Madison Park to Seward Park. Start your cuisine tour at the adventurous Cactus, a Tex-Mex establishment of the highest order. The decor is a festive view of Texas through a California lens, but the food is authentically amazing.
 
For a romantic dining room with a unique menu, you can't miss Grappa, a Mediterranean restaurant where every dish and cocktail is a hand-crafted artisanal beauty.  The reviews are excellent, and the menu is worth trying a few dozen new things.
 
For a taste of French cuisine, catch a table at the pocket-sized L'Oursin. This bright, quaint space features sustainable food, natural wine, and French-inspired dishes in a delightfully fresh bistro-style venue.
 
Monsoon Seattle is one of the best places for Vietnamese cuisine in a picture window cafe on 19th Avenue. There's something beautifully plated and delectable for everyone, whether you have a favorite Vietnamese dish or are trying the cuisine for the first time.

Things to Do

You will never be bored living in Southeast Seattle, as there are always events and festivals nearby. Kick up your heels at the Capitol Hill Block Party, a three-day music festival held each July in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle.
 
You can also find all-year entertainment at the beautiful Madison Park, sharing the public shoreline on the glittering Lake Washington. Further down the coast, you'll find the picturesque Madrona Park with a swimming dock and boat launch, where many locals enjoy light water sports, hiking green trails, or lounging on the grassy slope.
 
One of the area's greatest attractions is the Washington Park Arboretum. This vast, sprawling green space lined with breathtaking mini-lakes and beautifully landscaped trails was designed as a free asset for Seattle locals to enjoy wildlife in all its beauty. Within its grounds, you will find the Japanese Maples, the Memorial Gates, Rhododendron Glen, an abundance of walking trails, and a unique little spot called Duck & Ball Island.

Schools

Southeast Seattle is also the proud home of Seattle University, the largest independent university in the Northwestern U.S. The university's many students offer the neighborhood rich access to their many performances and student services, including the Pigott Auditorium, the School of Nursing, and the Pacific Northwest Research Institute.

Overview for Southeast Seattle, WA

726,054 people live in Southeast Seattle, where the median age is 35.3 and the average individual income is $68,836. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

726,054

Total Population

35.3 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$68,836

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Southeast Seattle, WA

Southeast Seattle has 337,361 households, with an average household size of 2.08. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Southeast Seattle do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 726,054 people call Southeast Seattle home. The population density is 8,656.42 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

726,054

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35.3

Median Age

50.7 / 49.3%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
337,361

Total Households

2.08

Average Household Size

$68,836

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

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Single
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Commute Time

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15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Southeast Seattle, WA

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The following schools are within or nearby Southeast Seattle. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Broadview-Thomson K-8 School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Greenwood Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Hamilton International Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Ingraham High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Laurelhurst Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Lawton Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
North Beach Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Northgate Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Olympic Hills Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Roosevelt High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Sacajawea Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Whittier Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Salmon Bay K-8 School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Sand Point Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
McDonald International School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Viewlands Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Cedar Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Robert Eagle Staff Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Bishop Blanchet High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
University Child Development School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
Our Lady Of The Lake School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Licton Springs K-8
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Daniel Bagley Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
B F Day Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Eckstein Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Green Lake Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Thornton Creek Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
View Ridge Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
West Woodland Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Jane Addams Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Seattle Area German American School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Pacific Crest School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Chelsea House Montessori Preschool/Kdgn
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Menachem Mendel Seattle Cheder Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
North Seattle French School
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Assumption-St Bridget School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Fairview Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
Adams Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Ballard High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Bryant Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Loyal Heights Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Nathan Hale High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Middle College High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Christ The King School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Kapka Cooperative School
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
John Rogers Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
John Stanford International School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Olympic View Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Wedgwood Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Whitman Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Stephen Decatur Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Concordia Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Seattle Waldorf School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 3rd
No rating available
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
Alki Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
John Hay Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Madison Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Queen Anne Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Seattle Skills Center
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Lake Washington Girls Middle School
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Puget Sounds Community School
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Seattle Preparatory School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
The Lake And Park School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Interagency Programs
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
McGilvra Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
John Muir Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Stevens Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Catharine Blaine K-8 School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Thurgood Marshall Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Cascade Parent Partnership Program
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Hamlin Robinson School
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Morningside Academy
PRIVATE
3rd - 9th
No rating available
Our Lady Of Fatima School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Seattle Amistad School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Kimball Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Lowell Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
McClure Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Madrona K-5 School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
West Seattle High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Residential Consortium
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Magnolia Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
5th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
The Northwest School
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Emerald City School
PRIVATE
4th - 8th
No rating available
Interagency Detention School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Garfield High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Summit Public School: Sierra
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
Beacon Hill International School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Frantz Coe Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Bailey Gatzert Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Lafayette Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Leschi Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Montlake Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Washington Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Private School Services
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Edmonds S. Meany Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Bright Water Waldorf School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
St Therese Catholic Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
Rainier Valley Leadership Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 10th
1/5
Dunlap Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Highland Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Wing Luke Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
South Shore Pk-8 School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Fairmount Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
St George Parish School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Our Lady Of Guadalupe School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Sterling West Seattle Campus
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Southwest Youth and Family Services
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Arbor Heights Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Mercer International Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Concord International School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Alan T. Sugiyama High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Torah Day School Of Seattle
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Amazing Grace Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Summit Public School: Atlas
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Pathfinder K-8 School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Dearborn Park International School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Gatewood Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Maple Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Rainier Beach High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Genesee Hill Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Aki Kurose Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Rising Star Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Hope Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Seattle Urban Academy
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Derech Emunah Dba Seattle Jewish Girls High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Chief Sealth International High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Cleveland High School STEM
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Emerson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Graham Hill Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
West Seattle Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Roxhill Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Sanislo Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
David T. Denny International Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Orca K-8 School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Hawthorne Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Rainier View Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Louisa Boren STEM K-8
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
Makkah Islamic School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
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