Seattle Real Estate Spotlight: Lake Union

Several neighborhoods surround Lake Union - Eastlake, Fremont, South Lake Union, and the east slope of Queen Anne Hill. Residential options range from predominately condos and apartments to a selection of single-family homes, many with spectacular views of the lake and Downtown Seattle. South Lake Union has boomed in popularity as a residential destination in the past decade, thanks to the


Lake Union received its name from Thomas Mercer, who chose the moniker because he believed it was only a matter of time before a canal would unite the lake with Puget Sound and Lake Washington (the Lake Washington Ship Canal would do this in 1934). South Lake Union was once home to primarily blue collar workers, and was a hub for timber and coal arriving by barge. Its industrial past has given way to today's tech industry.

Points of Interest

Lake union offers a variety of water activities such as paddle boarding, sailing lessons, and is home to the Center for Wooden Boats. The South Lake Union neighborhood has become a destination for dining and shopping thanks to rapid development over the past decade, and South Lake Union Park is a place for residents to retreat.


Lake Union Seattle
Median Household Income $35,659 $45,736
Single Males 32% 23%
Single Females 26% 18%
Median Age 37 37
Homes With Kids 2% 18%
Average Household Size 1 2
Average Commute Time (Minutes) 25 26
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New Seaplane Flights to Link Downtown Seattle to Vancouver via Lake Union

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September 20th, 2017 3:20pm

Two Firms Propose Plans for Necessary Office Space in SLU

By Sydney Parker Only 3.7% of office space and 1.3% of lab space is available fo...Read More

September 12th, 2017 2:24pm

Luxury Apartment Building Awarded LEED Silver

By Anca Gaguic Modera South Lake Union, a 294-unit community located at 435 Dext...Read More

September 6th, 2017 11:31am

Lake Union Events: Things to Do in September

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August 30th, 2017 7:52pm

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Average Price:

$1.16 M

Highest Listing Price:

$3.35 M

Lowest Listing Price:

$335 K

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