As a young professional, finding the right neighborhood to live in can be a daunting task. You want to be close to your job, have access to public transportation, and be near all the action. Then there is the obvious, housing affordability. Luckily, Seattle has a variety of neighborhoods that cater to the needs of young professionals. Here are five of the best neighborhoods in Seattle for young professionals and the median home price for each:
- Capitol Hill: Located just east of downtown, Capitol Hill is a vibrant neighborhood with a thriving nightlife. It’s a popular destination for young professionals due to its proximity to downtown and easy access to public transportation. Whether you’re looking for a trendy bar, a delicious restaurant, or a cozy coffee shop, Capitol Hill has it all.
- When we talk about housing, you will find a mix of condos near Volunteer Park and beautiful homes as you work your way east. The 3 Capital Hill zip codes include 98117, 98119 and 98112. The chart shows the median price of sold homes in the Capital Hill area. Due to the popularity and convenience of the area you may find the homes to be less affordable.
- South Lake Union: This neighborhood is home to Amazon’s headquarters and many other tech companies, making it a popular destination for young professionals working in the tech industry. In addition to its close proximity to work, South Lake Union also has plenty of dining and entertainment options, as well as easy access to public transportation.
- Although you will find mostly condos, they can be more affordable in SLU than in Capital Hill. The great news is that this area is close to everything with a more affordable price tag.
- Belltown: Located just north of downtown, Belltown has a lively atmosphere and is popular among young professionals due to its abundance of restaurants, bars, and nightlife. The neighborhood is also home to the iconic Space Needle, making it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.
- More condos right in the heart of downtown. I enjoyed living in Belltown because the Pike Place Market was important to me. I bought all of my fresh vegetables there. Another super great walking area. You will be purchasing a condo here but as you can see, you may be able to find affordable options in comparison to other areas.
- Queen Anne: This neighborhood is known for its beautiful Victorian-style houses and is popular among young professionals due to its proximity to downtown and easy access to public transportation. Queen Anne also has a variety of dining and entertainment options, as well as beautiful parks and views of the city and water.
- Queen Anne homes are my favorite. Lower Queen Anne will offer you the walkability and convenience of condos, upper Queen Anne offers the beautiful homes mentioned above. This community is a great choice as you look at your housing options in the heart of the city.
- Ballard: Located just northwest of downtown, Ballard has a small-town feel and is popular among young professionals due to its abundance of restaurants, bars, and breweries. The neighborhood is also home to the popular Ballard Farmer’s Market, which takes place on Sundays and features locally grown produce, artisanal products, and live music.
- Ballard will offer great homes, this will not be the most affordable option but still a very good option.
Overall, these five neighborhoods are all great options for young professionals in Seattle. It’s important to research and visit different neighborhoods to determine which one is the best fit for you.
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