Seattle University Off Campus Apartments
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Seattle University is quite a small school by nationwide standards, but is consistently ranked in the top schools that offer a full range of degree programs. The Jesuit-run school has separate colleges for Arts and Sciences, Law, Nursing and Humanities and Teaching.
Best in the Northwest
Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest, and has a little-known nickname (outside the city itself) of The Emerald City. However obscure, the name is appropriate. The streets are filled with evergreens, and an extremely rainy climate means that lush gardens thrive. Urban attractions and outdoor recreation (as long as you rug up!), are said to be perfectly blended here.
Walk - But With an Umbrella!
Seattle is considered one of the most walkable cities in the world, and the area around Seattle U is no exception. It scores 95 out of 100 for walkability ... and the only negative aspect to that is the fact that there are more rain days here than any other major city in the country!
Neighborhoods for Sleeping in Seattle
Why not take advantage of Seattle's walkability and look for an apartment rental close to school? You'll be looking at the Downtown, Madrona, Capitol Hill and Stevens neighborhoods to be within easy reach of Seattle U. The Downtown area is of course busiest, being closest to the Central Business District - and also has a strange imbalance of males to females, with a 60-40 ratio! Look to Capitol Hill and Stevens for best affordability and lower living density.
Seattle Apartment and Housing Choices
For quite a large city (the Northwest's largest!), Seattle housing and rental prices are quite affordable. Even students have quite a range of apartments to choose from, with prices starting at $550 per month, and the average price close to $750 per month.
Celebrating in Seattle
Despite poor weather, festivals are popular in Seattle. The Seattle Pride Festival and Gay Pride Parade, the International Film Festival and a Kids Festival are all extremely popular. Club Motor, Chop Suey and the Cuff Complex are also host to some big nights out.
You can also make dining more of an event than an everyday occurrence, with ideas like the cooking courses on offer at Poppy Restaurant, among others, and the Dine with your Dog brunch!
Average Apartment Rent in Seattle
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Seattle, Washington, 98122
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Seattle, Washington, 98122
Studio/1 BedroomUp to $2,450
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I'm moving to Seattle without a car--are there any particularly walkable neighborhoods where I should look for an apartment?
Close to the heart of Seattle's primary business district, downtown Seattle and Pioneer Square (the historic area) are among the city's most walkable neighborhoods. Belltown is a hip neighborhood that's pretty walkable, so look at apartments there. Capitol Hill, arguably Seattle's hippest neighborhood, is also a good bet for walking apartment-dwellers. One other note: Seattle natives don't jaywalk!
I would like to know if you have any information about the deaf community in Seattle?
If you're moving to Seattle, you might want to check out the resources available online from Washington Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (http://www.dshs.wa.gov/hrsa/odhh/) and the Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center (http://www.hsdc.org/). Good luck on your Seattle apartment hunt!
How far is Tacoma from Seattle?
Tacoma is just over 30 miles from Seattle--about a 35-minute drive if there's no traffic. Many people commute from Seattle apartments to Tacoma.
I want a car-independent affordable neighborhood near downtown Seattle. What will be some good options?
Thankfully, Seattle is one of the most walkable cities in the country. If you're looking for an apartment near downtown Seattle, check out Pioneer, Square, the International District, Belltown, and Lower Queen Anne, as these are all highly walkable neighborhoods.
I have a two year old child. I want a neighborhood with some good pre-school options near downtown Seattle. Please suggest some affordable options.
There are lots of pre-schools in downtown Seattle, including some highly-regarded Montessori schools. Check out apartments in any of the downtown neighborhoods, like Pioneer Square, Capitol Hill, Central District, or First Hill.
We are moving to Seattle with a 1 yr old. Are there any kid friendly neighborhoods around. My workplace is in Seattle downtown, and we have 2 cars. Please suggest any area in Seattle or nearby suburbs
Seattle is affectionately referred to by it's mayor as a city of neighborhoods. This is mostly in virtue of the fact that Seattle proper has expanded to include neighboring towns. The Seattle metro area is a pretty compact areal; for example, Bellevue, a rapidly growing town is only 5 miles away, though it can be classified as suburban in regards to housing type and neighborhood feel. Mercer Island, east of Seattle as well, is also a suburb from which many people commute to downtown Seattle.
I am relocating to Seattle from Los Angeles and don't know anything about the city, but want to be in the middle of all the action. Do you have any suggestions?
Fremont is one of the Seattle's liveliest neighborhoods. It is called “the Center of the Universe." Located north of the Ship Canal that connects Lake Union to Puget Sound, this neighborhood is famous for its artsy air and lively mix of bistros, bookstores, boutiques and coffee shops.
I am a 39 yr old, profl, single mother who is considering relocating from Cheyenne, WY to Seattle, WA with two young chikdren, 5 and 8. I grew up back East and miss culture
A lot of families end up living outside Seattle, since suburbs like Bellevue and Mercer Island are very close to downtown Seattle, but if you would like a more downtown experience, we recommend either Fremont or Green Lake, located North of Downtown, or Queen Anne Hill, located south of Downtown and Lake Union. If you want to be a bit further from downtown, check out the Fauntleroy district.
What areas of Seattle are safe for walking around at night?
Queen Anne is a great Seattle neighborhood with a low crime rate and several amenities nearby, including grocery stores, cafes, bars, and restaurants. Ballard is another safe Seattle neighborhood, but housing prices tend to be a little bit higher in this area. Some other safe neighborhoods in Seattle include the pedestrian-friendly Greenlake, Greenwood, Capital Hill, and Fremont.
What do people do for fun in Seattle?
As the birthplace of Starbucks and many independently-owned joints, coffee shop culture prevails in Seattle. Pike Place Market, an open-air shopping haven and Seattle institution, is a must-see and a great place to pick up fresh fish. Also the nexus of the nineties grunge scene, Seattle continues to be home to excellent musicians as well as host to visiting artists. Every Labor Day weekend the Bumbershoot music and arts festival occurs in the Scity center, featuring dozens of local and world-class musical acts. To take advantage of the great green outdoors in these parts, cycling, hiking, boating, and camping are all popular pastimes in the King County area.
Are there local sporting events in Seattle?
Yes. Seattle has three major professional sports teams: The National Football League's Seattle Seahawks, Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners, and Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders FC. The Seahawks and the Sounders both play at Qwest Field while the Mariners play at Safeco Field. Seattle is also home to the Seattle Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association, who play at the KeyArena. And, given its location on the Puget Sound, Seattle plays host to various regattas throughout the year.
Do most people in Seattle rely on public transportation?
Most people in Seattle don't rely on public transportation, but many do. In fact, close to 20 percent uses mass transit to commute to work on a daily basis. Although this might not seem like a lot, this number is 637 percent greater than the Washington average and 851 percent greater than the national average, indicating that Seattle's public transit system is very well developed. There are three public transit systems that serve the city: King County Metro, which provides local bus service; Sound Transit, which provides express bus service, as well as two Sounder commuter rail lines and a Central Link light rail line; and Washington State Ferries.
how far is Ranier Beach from the University of Washington, Seattle?
Rainier Beach is about 13 miles by car from the University of Washington -- about a half hour drive.
I am a prospective graduate student at the University of Washington, could you please suggest good neighborhoods near UW that i could get affordable housing?
U-District is very close to the UW campus, and is popular among undergraduate students. Because of the neighborhood's proximity to UW and campus amenities, rents here may be a little higher than you'll find in some other neighborhoods. If you want a quieter, more residential feel, check out Greenlake or Wallingford -- both are an easy walk or bus ride from campus. If you want a more vibrant, happening scene, try Capitol Hill or Fremont, which are also both close to UW. For additional help finding apartments near UW, check out our off-campus housing page at http://www.mynewplace.com/student-housing/off-campus-university-of-washington-seattle-campus-apartments!