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Overview of Lake Union

Industry has changed Lake Union, but not in the way you think. While once this lake roiled with timber and transport, now the local industries are high tech, life sciences, and web-based business. This is where you’ll find Amazon.com’s headquarters, for example, in South Lake Union. The other neighborhoods that make up this district include Eastlake and Westlake. You’ll get to know each one’s distinct character if you’re lucky enough to live in a Lake Union apartment.

In 1882, the Lake Union and Lumber Company built a sawmill on the shore here. People built homes near the mill and, soon enough, other businesses came calling. Over the course of the 20th century, furniture making, shipbuilding, and other industries each took their turn. Elsewhere, the lakeshore remained more residential. Today, many of the older industrial buildings survive, but they’ve been converted to welcome today’s more modern crowd.

Lake Union Lifestyle and Entertainment

While many Lake Union neighborhoods are residential, South Lake Union prefers business. Luckily, workers need to eat and relax as well. You’ll find a growing contingent of restaurants and shops cropping up here, seemingly every day. In Eastlake and Westlake you can find cafes, corner stores, and other local shops. Lake Union Park, on the southern shore, is a good place to get outside. There you’ll find a model boat pond, trails, and historic vessels on display. There are numerous other smaller green spaces around as well.

Lake Union Info and the Rental Market

While South Lake Union used to have housing for industrial employees and owners, most of those original structures are gone. Instead, you’ll find newer high-rise apartments there. Other Lake Union neighborhoods, like Eastlake, are more likely to sport single-family homes. Many of those areas are preferred for raising kids. Rents vary as you move around the lake. The average South Lake Union apartment rents for around $1,950 a month. Prices are a bit cheaper in Westlake.

Commuting from Lake Union is relatively simple. The South Lake Union Streetcar takes you straight downtown and there’s good bus service as well.

Lake Union Resources

There’s no Lake Union branch in the Seattle Public Library system, but the Capitol Hill and Queen Anne branches aren’t too far off. There’s a United States Post Office Downtown, and another on Capitol Hill. City residents elect their mayor and nine city council members at large, i.e. without regard to neighborhood.

Lake Union Zip Codes

Zip codes serving Lake Union are 98102 and 98109.

KOI - Seattle, WA 98107
30

Seattle, WA 98107

$1317 - $2940

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Ballard, West Woodland)


$1317 - $2940

166 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

True North - Seattle, WA 98109
22

Seattle, WA 98109

$1655 - $4500

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Cascade, South Lake Union)


$1655 - $4500

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Varsity I Apartments - Seattle, WA 98115
25

Seattle, WA 98115

$1300 - $1600

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Seattle, WA (Northeast Seattle, Ravenna)


$1300 - $1600

21 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Centennial Tower and Court - Seattle, WA 98121
27

Seattle, WA 98121

$1377 - $4863

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$1377 - $4863

408 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Premiere on Pine - Seattle, WA 98101
33

Seattle, WA 98101

$1814 - $6860

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Seattle, WA (CBD, Downtown)


$1814 - $6860

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

The Weatherford - Seattle, WA 98102
17

Seattle, WA 98102

$1695 - $3200

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Broadway, Capitol Hill)


$1695 - $3200

42 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Union SLU - Seattle, WA 98109
19

Seattle, WA 98109

$1340 - $3190

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Cascade, South Lake Union)


$1340 - $3190

284 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle Urban Apartments - Seattle, WA 98109
21
(2)

Seattle, WA 98109

$1425 - $2025

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Seattle, WA (Lower Queen Anne, Queen Anne)

(2)

$1425 - $2025

173 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Volta - Seattle, WA 98121
21

Seattle, WA 98121

$1688 - $5000

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$1688 - $5000

34 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Leva on Market - Seattle, WA 98107
46

Seattle, WA 98107

$1236 - $2646

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Adams, Ballard)


$1236 - $2646

260 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Duo - Seattle, WA 98117
27

Seattle, WA 98117

$1215 - $1830

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Seattle, WA (Ballard, Whittier Heights)


$1215 - $1830

25 Units 0-1 Bed 1 Bath

AMLI Mark 24 - Seattle, WA 98107
23

Seattle, WA 98107

$1495 - $3048

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Adams, Ballard)


$1495 - $3048

304 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

CITIZEN - Seattle, WA 98122
30

Seattle, WA 98122

$1375 - $2300

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Seattle, WA (Central Area, Cherry Hill...)


$1375 - $2300

107 Units 0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Dexter Lake Union - Seattle, WA 98109
17

Seattle, WA 98109

$1096 - $2990

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Cascade, Westlake)


$1096 - $2990

201 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Corydon - Seattle, WA 98105
17

Seattle, WA 98105

$1346 - $2520

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Northeast Seattle, University District)


$1346 - $2520

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Summit at Lake Union - Seattle, WA 98109
12

Seattle, WA 98109

$1322 - $1881

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Cascade, Westlake)


$1322 - $1881

150 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Hudson - Seattle, WA 98109
27

Seattle, WA 98109

$1199 - $2599

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (East Queen Anne, Queen Anne)


$1199 - $2599

112 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Square One - Seattle, WA 98115
24

Seattle, WA 98115

$1196 - $2124

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Seattle, WA (Northeast Seattle, Roosevelt)


$1196 - $2124

112 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Three20 - Seattle, WA 98122
13

Seattle, WA 98122

$1563 - $2250

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Seattle, WA (Broadway, Capitol Hill...)


$1563 - $2250

134 Units 0-1 Bed 1 Bath

2300 Elliott - Seattle, WA 98121
16

Seattle, WA 98121

$1408 - $1823

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$1408 - $1823

92 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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