Seattle Area Neighborhoods and Districts
Welcome to our page on the Seattle area's neighborhoods and districts, including Downtown, Pike Place, Pioneer Square, Waterfront, Seattle Center, International District, Capitol Hill, Central District, U District, Queen Anne, Magnolia, Fremont, Ballard, Wallingford, Greenlake, Phinney Ridge, Crown Hill, Greenwood, and more.
Seattle Area Neighborhoods (General) - Specific Neighborhoods (Specific) - Other Areas & Regions - Neighborhood Walking Tours
General Seattle Neighborhood Resources
- Webtowns by the Seattle P-I. A guide to neighborhoods around the Sound.
- SeattlePI.com's Neighbors. The Neighbors project was published weekly in the P-I from 1996 to 2000. Some of the info may be dated, but there is also lots of great info on the different neighborhoods of the Seattle area. For more up-to-date info on Seattle-area neighborhoods, see Webtowns.
- Northwest Culture: A Place to Sample the Local Flavor of the Northwest. Includes guides to many Northwest city districts, small towns, and islands.
- See Seattle Walking Tours & Events -- Offers Seattle Walking Tours, Mystery & Scavenger Hunts, Seattle Scrambles, Sound Rallies, Public Art Walking Tours, International District Walking Tours with Dim Sum or Tatami, and Student Walking Tours. Explore Pike Place Market, the waterfront, Pioneer Square, the
International District and more.
Seattle Neighborhoods (Specific)
- For info on Alki, see the P-I's Neighbors: Alki page.
- The University District: Caught on the Car. Early history of the University District is recounted, with historical photos.
- The Fall (and Rise?) of the 'Ave' by Jon Marmor.
- University District: Young, vibrant, hard to peg down from the Seattle P-I's "Neighbors" series.
- WebTowns: University District.
- For info on Alki, see the P-I's Fremont (Seattle, WA): AKA "Center of the Universe." A directory of Fremont restaurants, pubs, stores, and other businesses.
- The Independent Colony of Ballard -- A page dedicated to the, only half unserious, insurrectional notion that Seattle's 1907 annexation of Ballard was illegal and that Ballard should become "an independent colony of Norway."
- Wallingford Network informing & connecting the Wallingford Neighborhood.
- WestSeattle.com: Official Community Portal.
- FederalWay.com: Official Community Portal.
- WhiteCenter.com: Official Community Portal.
- DuckIsland.com: The Premier Portal for the Pacific Northwest. Named for the isle off the northwest shore of Green Lake, especially favored by the lake's ducks, of course. Includes an excellent collection of "OldTime Town" pics of local kitsch icons, past and present, as well as a discussion board.
- MyEastside.com: The Eastside Local-Wide Web.
- SeattleEastside.net: Community Portal for the Seattle Eastside.
- Bellevue Downtown Association. News, events calendar, downtown map, transportation info.
- For an offbeat tour of local points of interest from the Twin Peaks TV series, see Our Twin Peaks Tour of Poulsbo and Snoqualmie, Washington by Mark Crovella. For even more detailed descriptions and directions, see a compilation of Twin Peaks posts to the alt.tv.twin-peaks newsgroup (also linked to from Mark Crovella's site. See also Twin Peaks Online for lots more Twin Peaks info.
- Looking for Bob: North Bend after Twin Peaks. Another "looking for Twin Peaks" type of site.
- Mar-T Cafe (aka The Double R Diner). Another "Twin Peaks" site.
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Other Neighborhoods, Regions, & Areas
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- Seattle Underground Tour.
- Chinatown Discovery: An Asian Cultural Experience. Walking tours led by Vi Mar, Chinese-American and Seattle native, who's been active in Chinatown/International District for many years. She knows the district intimately and has a wealth of information to share about the history and culture of Seattle's Chinese-Americans and other Asian residents. Besides the basic walking tour, three other tours are available, one including a six-course dim-sum lunch, a "nibbling" tour, and another tour including a full eight-course banquet.
- Boeing Everett Tour Center. Visit the largest building in the world, where the 747, 767, and 777 are built.
For a listing of Art Walks, see the Art & Culture page.
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