Northeast Seattle includes neighborhoods like Ravenna, Roosevelt, U Village, Northgate, Meadowbrook, Pinehurst, and Bryant.
What’s it like to live in Northeast Seattle? This area of Seattle is made up of several neighborhoods including U District, Bryant, Wedgwood, Ravenna, Roosevelt, Northgate, Meadowbrook, and Pinehurst. In more recent years, the Link light rail has been opening up stations in U-District and Northgate (for example), which has connected North Seattle to the rest of the city. If you want to buy a home in this area, the median price for a single-family home in Northeast Seattle is around $1.3 million.
In this comprehensive Northeast Seattle neighborhood guide, we are sharing information about transit, schools, real estate, and more.
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Seattle Neighborhood Guide: Northeast Seattle
Northeast Seattle is being transformed by the Link light rail station openings at the University of Washington, U-District, Roosevelt, and Northgate. For a long time, urban density planning was relegated to South Seattle and the areas that used to follow the discriminatory redlining areas of the more diverse neighborhoods. However, in later years there has been a considerable amount of effort to increase density in and around these stations here in North Seattle. Which is good for all of Seattle.
Map of Northeast Seattle
Northeast Seattle runs from the Montlake Cut in the south up through the U District and all the way north to the border of Shoreline at 145th. On the west, the neighborhood boundary is I-5. To the east, the boundary is Lake Washington.
Northeast Seattle Neighborhoods
A few of the better known urban villages in this area are:
And we have so much detail about these neighborhoods on our website, including the types of homes you can buy in the area and our favorite shops and restaurants.
My Favorite Things in Northeast Seattle
There’s a lot to love about this North Seattle area. But here are just a few of Rocky’s favorite places to check out when I’m in the neighborhood:
- Favorite Park: Magnuson Park
- Favorite Restaurant: Eight Row
- Favorite Coffee Shop: Cafe Javasti
- Shop Local Spot: City Peoples
The Link Light Rail stations opening up at Northgate and Roosevelt have been a total game changer for the area. Before, we were all dependent on the 70s bus lines, which were great. But having easy access to go from Northgate all the way to SeaTac International Airport and eventually to the eastside really changes so much for neighbors here.
Schools in North Seattle
Seattle has a lot of very dedicated school teachers and folx who are trying to make a difference in our community. North Seattle is known for its extremely well-funded PTAs, which have a huge impact on local schools. But once again, go beyond the school rating system and really get to know the specific school. I cannot emphasize this enough. Get involved in your local schools to help create equitable learning opportunities throughout the district.
Let’s chat about North Seattle real estate. Overall you will find a really good mix of housing styles up here. Everything from grand Craftsmans near the U-District, to mid-century view homes in Wedgwood. You also have pockets of condo developments that follow the light rail stations. And there are a few townhomes here and there.
What will it cost you to live in North Seattle?
- The median price for a single-family home in Northeast Seattle = $1.3 million
- The median price for a townhome in Northeast Seattle = $775,000
- The median price for a condo home in Northeast Seattle = $600,000
For more updated numbers check out our neighborhood page. We update the neighborhood guides once a year and it will give you a better idea of overall housing costs for each specific neighborhoods within Northeast Seattle.
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What’s it like to live in Northeast Seattle? This region is made of many neighborhoods, including U Village, Bryant, Wedgwood, Ravenna, Roosevelt, Northgate, Meadowbrook, and Pinehurst. Additional Link light rail stops in more recent years have really connected North Seattle to the rest of the city (and soon, the Eastside). If you’re interested in buying a home in Northeast Seattle, the median price for a single-family home in Northeast Seattle is around $1.3 million.
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