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Overview of Central Waterfront

The Central Waterfront neighborhood—set along Puget Sound in Downtown Seattle—definitely draws tourists. It also, for many of the same reasons, reels in a selection of lucky residents. This strip of the city thrives with restaurants, shops, parks, and recreation. Olympic Sculpture Park even features a beach. From a Central Waterfront apartment, you’ll be a stone’s throw from Downtown shopping, Puget Sound attractions, and some of Seattle’s finest scenery.

In years past, the Central Waterfront served as the hub of all maritime activity for the city. That changed in the 1960s when a new port to the south took over Seattle’s shipping. This stretch Downtown shifted to receive tourists and cruise ships. Old piers welcomed new restaurants and shops. From Pioneer Square up to Olympic Sculpture Park, the Central Waterfront continues to blossom with development.

Central Waterfront Lifestyle and Entertainment

A boom in retail and recreation has brought an excellent lifestyle to those living along the Central Waterfront. While there are no official boundaries to the neighborhood, within the vicinity you’ll find Pioneer Square, Pike’s Place Market, and a slew of other entertainment options. Waterfront Park and Olympic Sculpture Park are just two choices if you’re looking to take in some fresh air. You can stroll along the piers to find shopping and dining, stop in at the Aquarium, or catch a ferry all the way to Victoria, British Columbia.

Central Waterfront Info and the Rental Market

Hotels claim most of the bedrooms found along the Central Waterfront. This is where cruise ships dock, and it’s a major tourist mecca. There are some apartments and other modern rentals to be found in the neighborhood, however. You can find signs of the way things used to be as well, but those older units are growing scarcer. A two-bedroom Central Waterfront apartment averages around $1,600 a month in rent.

Living along the Central Waterfront is great if you’re commuting by ferry. It’s also conveniently close to Downtown public transportation options. Parking and driving, however, are not so hot here.

Central Waterfront Resources

The closest library to the Central Waterfront is the Central Library of the Seattle Public Library system, on 4th Avenue Downtown. There’s a United States Post Office on Union Street, a few blocks up from the water. City residents elect their mayor and nine city council members at large, i.e. without regard to neighborhood. You can catch a ferry to Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Vashon Island, or West Seattle from the terminal on Pier 50. Other ferries will take you farther afield.

Central Waterfront Zip Codes

Zip codes serving the Central Waterfront are 98101, 98014, and 98121.

Metropolitan Park - Seattle, WA 98104
25

Seattle, WA 98104

$1100 - $2300

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Central Waterfront, Chinatown...)


$1100 - $2300

83 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Tower 801 - Seattle, WA 98101
39
(2)

Seattle, WA 98101

$1151 - $4041

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Seattle, WA (CBD, Central Waterfront...)

(2)

$1151 - $4041

173 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Post Alley Court - Seattle, WA 98101
14

Seattle, WA 98101

$1075 - $1735

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Seattle, WA (Central Waterfront, Denny Regrade...)


$1075 - $1735

59 Units 0-1 Bed 1 Bath

N Habit Belltown - Seattle, WA 98121
22

Seattle, WA 98121

$1595 - $1675

1 Bed 1 Bath

Seattle, WA (Belltown, Central Waterfront...)


$1595 - $1675

49 Units 1 Bed 1 Bath

Berkshires On Elliott - Seattle, WA 98121
44

Seattle, WA 98121

$1355 - $4187

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Belltown, Central Waterfront...)


$1355 - $4187

236 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Fountain Court - Seattle, WA 98121
25

Seattle, WA 98121

$1383 - $2887

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Belltown, Central Waterfront...)


$1383 - $2887

320 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Taylor 28 - Seattle, WA 98109
13
(70)

Seattle, WA 98109

$1583 - $3311

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Belltown, Central Waterfront...)

(70)

$1583 - $3311

203 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Annaliese - Seattle, WA 98109
29

Seattle, WA 98109

$1811 - $2319

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Seattle, WA (Cascade, Central Waterfront...)


$1811 - $2319

56 Units 0-1 Bed 1 Bath

The Audrey at Belltown - Seattle, WA 98121
15
(50)

Seattle, WA 98121

$1515 - $4210

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Belltown, Central Waterfront...)

(50)

$1515 - $4210

137 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Dimension Apartments - Seattle, WA 98121
93

Seattle, WA 98121

$1495 - $3865

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Belltown, Central Waterfront...)


$1495 - $3865

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Skye At Belltown - Seattle, WA 98121
26

Seattle, WA 98121

$1235 - $3763

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Belltown, Central Waterfront...)


$1235 - $3763

359 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Cornelius - Seattle, WA 98121
25

Seattle, WA 98121

$1229 - $2160

0-1 Bed 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Belltown, Central Waterfront...)


$1229 - $2160

137 Units 0-1 Bed 1-2 Baths

Quintessa - Seattle, WA 98104
20

Seattle, WA 98104

$907 - $973

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Seattle, WA (Central Waterfront, Downtown...)


$907 - $973

132 Units 0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Oxford Apartments - Seattle, WA 98101
25

Seattle, WA 98101

$950 - $1615

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Seattle, WA (Central Waterfront, Denny Regrade...)


$950 - $1615

49 Units 0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Metropolitan Tower - Seattle, WA 98101
80

Seattle, WA 98101

$1415 - $5355

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Belltown, Central Waterfront...)


$1415 - $5355

366 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Shelby - Seattle, WA 98121
29

Seattle, WA 98121

$1270 - $2895

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Belltown, Central Waterfront...)


$1270 - $2895

98 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Elliott Pointe - Seattle, WA 98121
21

Seattle, WA 98121

$1275 - $2245

0-2 Beds 0 Baths

Seattle, WA (Belltown, Central Waterfront...)


$1275 - $2245

64 Units 0-2 Beds 0 Baths

The Cedars - Seattle, WA 98121
25

Seattle, WA 98121

$1200 - $2200

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Seattle, WA (Belltown, Central Waterfront...)


$1200 - $2200

60 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

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