University of Washington Off Campus Apartments
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The University of Washington is often called U Dub or just the U, and is located in a scenic section of Seattle. With a campus sitting along the Portage and Union Bays and views of both the Cascades and the Olympic Mountain ranges, it is one of the most scenic schools anywhere. Your University of Washington apartment will be a walkable extension to campus life. University Way is known as 'the Ave' and you'll quickly find that is the main area for living.
The area around the campus is a vibrant mix of ethnic, student and upscale places for drinking, dining and shopping. On 'the Ave', you'll find mostly student places and many chain places. Grabbing a late night meal is easy at Memo's Mexican where you can eat late for low prices. Get great dogs and subs at Shultzy's too. Combine good meals and some nightlife at the College Inn Pub, Earl's on the Ave with its strongest drinks in town, or have a bigger night out with the bands at Liquid Lounge at EMP. Seattle is a great party town and much of it will be in the neighborhood near your University of Washington apartment.
As a Husky, you'll not only get a great education but you'll have a lot of fun getting it.
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Seattle, Washington, 98102
Seattle, Washington, 98102
Studio/1 Bedroom$1,250 - $2,000
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Seattle, Washington, 98105
Studio/1 Bedroom$1,390 - $2,535
2 Bedrooms$2,265 - $3,190
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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!