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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.

AVA U District - Seattle, WA 98105
42
(155)

Seattle, WA 98105

$1610 - $3010

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Northeast Seattle, University District)

(155)

$1610 - $3010

283 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Wharfside Pointe - Seattle, WA 98119
40

Seattle, WA 98119

$1440 - $2610

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Queen Anne)


$1440 - $2610

146 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lightbox - Seattle, WA 98105
29
(96)

Seattle, WA 98105

$1397 - $11945

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Seattle, WA (Northeast Seattle, University District)

(96)

$1397 - $11945

162 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

The Kennedy Building - Seattle, WA 98105
16

Seattle, WA 98105

$1753 - $4608

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Northeast Seattle, University District)


$1753 - $4608

125 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

Seattle, WA 98121

$1639 - $2039

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

(50)

$1639 - $2039

137 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Collins On Pine - Seattle, WA 98122
32

Seattle, WA 98122

$1450 - $3705

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Broadway, Capitol Hill)


$1450 - $3705

76 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Viktoria Apartments - Seattle, WA 98101
51

Seattle, WA 98101

$1695 - $5547

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$1695 - $5547

249 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Bernard - Seattle, WA 98109
15

Seattle, WA 98109

$1388 - $2493

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Seattle, WA (Lower Queen Anne, Queen Anne)


$1388 - $2493

63 Units 0-1 Bed 1 Bath

2900 on First Apartments - Seattle, WA 98121
23
(216)

Seattle, WA 98121

$1564 - $4557

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Seattle, WA (Belltown, Denny Regrade...)

(216)

$1564 - $4557

135 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Lothlorien Apartments - Seattle, WA 98105
23
(3)

Seattle, WA 98105

$1269 - $2399

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Seattle, WA (Northeast Seattle, University District...)

(3)

$1269 - $2399

138 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Cue - Seattle, WA 98122
33

Seattle, WA 98122

$1689 - $3016

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$1689 - $3016

90 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Nine and Pine - Seattle, WA 98101
8

Seattle, WA 98101

$1591 - $3383

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$1591 - $3383

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Helix-Ellipse - Seattle, WA 98105
10

Seattle, WA 98105

$1360 - $2410

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Seattle, WA (Northeast Seattle, University District)


$1360 - $2410

150 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

1611 on Lake Union - Seattle, WA 98109
16

Seattle, WA 98109

$1275 - $3000

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Cascade, Westlake)


$1275 - $3000

55 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Belroy Apartments - Seattle, WA 98102
11

Seattle, WA 98102

$1195 - $2975

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Seattle, WA (Broadway, Capitol Hill)


$1195 - $2975

113 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

LaVie at Queen Anne - Seattle, WA 98109
11

Seattle, WA 98109

$1300 - $2900

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Lower Queen Anne, Queen Anne)


$1300 - $2900

58 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Centre Court - Seattle, WA 98109
3
(3)

Seattle, WA 98109

$2195 - $3495

2-3 Beds 2-3 Baths

Seattle, WA (Lower Queen Anne, Queen Anne)

(3)

$2195 - $3495

18 Units 2-3 Beds 2-3 Baths

On the Park - Seattle, WA 98107
6

Seattle, WA 98107

$1300 - $3000

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Adams, Ballard)


$1300 - $3000

268 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Cornelius - Seattle, WA 98121
25

Seattle, WA 98121

$1204 - $3276

0-1 Bed 1-2 Baths

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


$1204 - $3276

137 Units 0-1 Bed 1-2 Baths

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