South Seattle

Welcome to South Seattle

If you’re seeking a quiet suburban neighborhood to call home but want to live close to the city center, South Seattle is a fantastic choice. Just minutes from Seattle’s most notable attractions, including the Space Needle and the Seattle Aquarium, residents of this neighborhood get to enjoy the best of both city and suburban life.
 
In the immediate area, locals have quick and easy access to nearby shopping and dining, Interstate 5, and Lake Washington. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a day off or effortlessly commute to work, South Seattle is an outstanding location. The majority of the community is residential, which puts distance between this neighborhood and the busyness of downtown living.
 
Those who are looking to stretch their budget in costly Seattle will definitely want to explore properties in this area. While you can find high-end homes in nearly every part of the city, South Seattle offers exceptional value. Houses here are gorgeous with unique character yet fetch a lower price than those in the middle of the city.
 

What to Love

  • Quiet residential areas
  • Jefferson Park
  • Convenient access to Interstate 5
  • Minutes from Downtown Seattle
  • Exceptional value
 

People & Lifestyle

South Seattle is best described as diverse, vibrant, and full of character. Many of the homes here were built in the 1950s and 1960s, which gives the neighborhood an eclectic and vintage feel.
 
Although it’s situated minutes from the hustle and bustle of city life, South Seattle maintains the coziness and charm of any suburban community. Living here, you’d never know you were just minutes from Seattle’s top attractions and employers.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Prefer frequenting shops and restaurants close to home? South Seattle has an excellent selection of establishments located steps away.
 
Need to run a few errands in the neighborhood? Close by, you can find almost every kind of store you’ll ever need. Check out the items available at Urban Feed and Garden (an eclectic pet and garden store), Fou Lee Market & Deli (Asian grocery store), MacPherson’s Fruit & Produce, Columbia City Farmers Market, Pcc Natural Markets (organic and natural products), and Seattle Super Market. Also, be sure to check out other neighborhood highlights, including Chrysanthemum, Andaluz, and Third Place Books.
 
Dining in South Seattle is an absolute treat. This part of town features a unique blend of cuisines and flavors that you won’t find elsewhere. Experience the neighborhood to the fullest by eating at Cafetal Quilombo Cafe, Breezy Town Pizza, Super Six, Geraldine’s Counter Restaurant, Donburi Station Seattle, Conscious Eatery, and Smarty Pants.
 

Things to Do

There is always ample to do and see in South Seattle. This community is home to several charming parks and is located minutes away from top area attractions.
 
In the center of South Seattle, you’ll find sprawling Jefferson Park. Here, locals enjoy access to a community center, skatepark, a playground, mountain views, and the nine-hole Jefferson Park Golf Course. A short distance away, you can also spend time at Genesee Park and Playfield. Genesee Park rests along with Lake Washington and features a dog park, rowing and sailing center, walking trails, and spots to enjoy a picnic.
 
Around South Seattle, you’ll encounter even more fun. Just outside of the immediate area, you can spend the morning or afternoon at Seattle Children’s PlayGarden, Lake Washington Boulevard Park, Cheasty Boulevard Trail, Maple Wood Playfield, and Mt. Baker Beach.
 

Schools

South Seattle is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
 
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