FREQUENTLY ENOUGH, Seattle gets dubbed a “city of neighborhoods.” It has a nice ring. So nice, in fact, that you can find the phrase also used to describe most any city in the U.S. But, hey, we can still identify. Plenty unites us as a city—coffee shops, verdant trees, sudden expanses of water. Yet few things so define how we live, from our homes to the restaurants we frequent, more than the neighborhoods where we land.   

In This Feature:

Every Neighborhood in Seattle in a Nutshell

From Broadview to Belltown to Rainier Beach.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne, Benjamin Cassidy, Zoe Sayler, and Allison Williams

Zillow and Redfin's Guesswork Has Changed How We See Prices

We can see the price of everything, but estimates can be deceiving.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

5 Real Estate Experts Dish on What To Expect in Seattle's Next Decade

Zoning, prices, growing neighborhoods (and cities), and advice moving forward.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Flyhomes Fronts Homebuyers the Cash

The Seattle startup aims to let nearly anyone submit liquid bids.

04/08/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

I, a Millennial, Bought a House

It is possible. And I don’t even work in tech.

04/08/2020 By Darren Davis

Are Offer Letters a Savvy Real Estate Move or Discrimination?

Buyers are writing personalized letters to boost their home bids to the top of the pile. But we should worry about the illegal implications.

04/08/2020 By Allison Williams

These Seattle Neighborhoods Are Pretend

Sorry, Tangletowners, but you probably live in Wallingford.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Can Rainier Beach Develop Without Displacing Its Residents?

After getting light rail 10 years ago, Rainier Beach hasn’t seen major development. But that’s changing—hopefully for the better.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

The Actual Best of Nextdoor

The neighborly social network isn’t all NIMBY anxiety and passive-aggressive jabs about unmowed lawns.

04/08/2020 By Zoe Sayler

If New Construction Looked Better, Might We Resist It Less?

You know the buildings: mixed-use cubes with flat windows and colored panels...

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne