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Overview of South Lake Union

South Lake Union was once one of Seattle’s industrial hubs. It still is, in a modern fashion. Since the city got started, timber mills here gave rise to furniture makers and they in turn stepped aside for Boeing’s first airplane factory. Today, the local movers and shakers are more high tech. South Lake Union is where Amazon.com has consolidated its offices. Joining that behemoth are life science firms, web startups, and all the whiz kids they can keep busy. Old industrial streets here now hold cutting edge industries, and new South Lake Union apartments stay full of Gen Y geniuses.

If you’re renting a South Lake Union apartment, you’ll live in a progressive neighborhood—even by Seattle standards. Development here is fast paced and so is the pace of life. That doesn’t mean it’s loud and up all night, however; it means South Lake Union is on the move and you better keep up.

South Lake Union Lifestyle and Entertainment

With all the offices opening in South Lake Union, the neighborhood has become rich in cafes, restaurants, and coffee shops. The lunch trade is particularly booming, with everything from tacos to bratwurst on order. There are a handful of bars around, but it’s not a major nightlife area. Shopping in South Lake Union ranges from furniture to fine art. If you’re looking for a new pair of socks or a tub of ice cream, you may need to wander farther afield. For a taste of nature, Lake Union Park has a model boat pond, trails, and historic vessels on display. Denny Park on the edge of Downtown is also a good place to picnic.

South Lake Union Info and the Rental Market

South Lake Union’s old employee housing has mostly slipped into history. Instead, you’ll find modern high-rise apartments and some other interesting rentals around here. South Lake Union is increasingly with popular with young professionals and singles. There are some families living in the neighborhood, but most tend to feel more fulfilled elsewhere. The average South Lake Union apartment rents for around $1,950 a month.

Commuting from South Lake Union is a piece of cake. The South Lake Union Streetcar takes you directly downtown. There’s good public bus service along these streets as well. South Lake Union’s north-central location keeps travel times to a minimum.

South Lake Union Resources

There’s no Seattle Public Library branch in South Lake Union, but there are branches on Capitol Hill and in Queen Anne. 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.

South Lake Union Zip Codes

The zip code serving South Lake Union is 98109.

Balfour Place Apartments - Seattle, WA 98101
21

Seattle, WA 98101

$889 - $1400

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Seattle, WA (Cascade, Eastlake...)


$889 - $1400

200 Units 0-1 Bed 1 Bath

The Cornelius - Seattle, WA 98121
25

Seattle, WA 98121

$1278 - $2083

0-1 Bed 1-2 Baths

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


$1278 - $2083

137 Units 0-1 Bed 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

Panorama Apartments - Seattle, WA 98101
12

Seattle, WA 98101

$1900 - $4495

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Downtown, First Hill)


$1900 - $4495

179 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Premiere on Pine - Seattle, WA 98101
33

Seattle, WA 98101

$1764 - $6466

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Seattle, WA (CBD, Downtown)


$1764 - $6466

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Axis - Seattle, WA 98109
15

Seattle, WA 98109

$1658 - $3766

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Lower Queen Anne, Queen Anne)


$1658 - $3766

116 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cascade Terrace - Seattle, WA 98109
9
(6)

Seattle, WA 98109

$1707 - $3065

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (East Queen Anne, Queen Anne)

(6)

$1707 - $3065

144 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexicon - Seattle, WA 98102
8

Seattle, WA 98102

$1525 - $3295

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Broadway, Capitol Hill)


$1525 - $3295

38 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Centennial Tower and Court - Seattle, WA 98121
27

Seattle, WA 98121

$1559 - $4608

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$1559 - $4608

408 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Stockbridge - Seattle, WA 98101
23

Seattle, WA 98101

$1225 - $2249

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Seattle, WA (Downtown, First Hill)


$1225 - $2249

76 Units 0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Three20 - Seattle, WA 98122
22

Seattle, WA 98122

$1628 - $2650

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

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


$1628 - $2650

134 Units 0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Summit at Lake Union - Seattle, WA 98109
12

Seattle, WA 98109

$1508 - $1931

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Cascade, Westlake)


$1508 - $1931

150 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Moda - Seattle, WA 98121
25

Seattle, WA 98121

$1534 - $2001

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

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


$1534 - $2001

251 Units 0-2 Beds 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

Cue - Seattle, WA 98122
1

Seattle, WA 98122

Contact for Pricing

1 Bed 1 Bath

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


Contact for Pricing

91 Units 1 Bed 1 Bath

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

Stream Uptown - Seattle, WA 98109
34

Seattle, WA 98109

$1490 - $2475

1 Bed 1 Bath

Seattle, WA (Lower Queen Anne, Queen Anne)


$1490 - $2475

118 Units 1 Bed 1 Bath

Stream Belmont - Seattle, WA 98102
19

Seattle, WA 98102

$1114 - $2950

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Broadway, Capitol Hill)


$1114 - $2950

70 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Joule Apartments - Seattle, WA 98102
21

Seattle, WA 98102

$1634 - $3394

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Broadway, Capitol Hill)


$1634 - $3394

295 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Taylor 28 - Seattle, WA 98109
13
(70)

Seattle, WA 98109

$1487 - $3351

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

(70)

$1487 - $3351

203 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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