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Columbia City

Locals we surveyed describe the neighborhood as “family-friendly, diverse, and walkable.”

  • what you’ll fall in love with

    People love the historic charm of the neighborhood and its gorgeous, sprawling parks.

  • market

    Lots of single-family homes and newer townhomes.

  • What to expect

    “You have everything within a short walk: light rail, lake, parks, shops, restaurants.” - Noam S.

  • real talk

    "It’s kind of silly, but it seems like in Columbia City, the closer a home is to Geraldine’s Counter (an amazing restaurant!), the more expensive it will be."

welcome to Columbia City

Tucked away in south Seattle, Columbia City is a diverse, historic district of Seattle. This neighborhood is filled with unique places to explore, from restaurants and bars to shops and parks.

“Our farmer's market, plus the summer activities like movies at the park (pre-COVID), make our neighborhood great for our toddler.” - Hana

STATS & LOCATION

Median Home Price

Commute Times

  • 12mto Amazon Spheres

  • 34mto Amazon Spheres

  • 20mto Microsoft Redmond

  • 73mto Microsoft Redmond

From the Neighbors

“The historic district has a bakery, diner, butcher shop, toy store, etc.!”

Hana

Happy at Home Client

“You have everything within a short walk: light rail, lake, parks, shops, restaurants.”

Noam S

Happy at Home Client

“Phase Two Interiors is a wonderfully curated consignment home furniture store.”

Hana

Happy at Home Client

WHAT TO EXPECT

Like most neighborhoods, Columbia City has a mix of homes: there’s lots of new construction, modern townhomes, and a few great new construction developments underway. Townhomes are typically amazing and styled, and there are plenty of mid-century modern homes, mid-century homes, turn of the century homes, and craftsmans.

Columbia City experienced most of its initial development in the mid-1900s. Anything east of Rainier is most likely to be turn of the century or modern, while anything far east is likely to be mid-century.

GETTING OUT & ABOUT

There are many things that local residents especially love about Columbia City: there’s a butcher and a bakery right next to each other, people love meeting up at Columbia City Ale House, and Geraldine’s Counter offers one of the best breakfasts in Seattle.

Columbia City is also home to some beautiful parks, including Genesee Park that stretches from Rainier to 46th. You could walk in a park all the way from Rainier to Washington and not step on a street. If you have a dog or enjoy running, you even run along Lake Washington all the way to Capitol Hill!

LOCALS SHARE THEIR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS

“Geraldines, La Medusa, Super Six, Sam Choy, Olympia Coffee, Columbia City Bakery, PCC.” - Hana

“Island Soul, Tutta Bella, Geraldines, Sam's Poke. Also Empire Espresso. Great place to do work, great music, good food options.” - Noam S.

“Empire Espresso. Great place to do work, great music, good food options.”

FIND A HOME in Columbia City

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