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The 5 Most Popular Seattle Neighborhoods in 2022

Seattle is an attractive market for homebuyers, and it is easy to see why.

Presented by Prevu August 2, 2022

There is a strong tech presence, dynamic food culture, and beautiful homes ready for buyers to check out. Plus, the nearby nature is second to none, as mountains, waterways, and thousands of acres of pine forests surround the city.

Many Seattle buyers spend hours exploring real estate listings for sale and want to navigate the entire process digitally. Luckily, you can now streamline your search by working with tech-enabled brokerages to collaborate online and save thousands with a commission rebate.

To kickstart your search process, the team at Prevu Real Estate devised a list of the most searched neighborhoods in the Greater Seattle Area this year.

Fremont

Located in the heart of Seattle is the eclectic enclave of Fremont, where boutique shops and restaurants line the streets.

North 36th street is where you will find a mix of taco joints, coffee shops, and quirky breweries. Famous public artworks grace the neighborhood, such as the Fremont Troll under the Aurora Bridge, the Fremont Rocket, and the Fremont Dinosaurs. And to cap off a day in Fremont, many locals frequent the Burke-Gilman trail by the Lake Washington Ship Canal to watch ships travel by.

But one of the main reasons people move here is the burgeoning tech scene. Firms like Google, Tableau Software, and even Geocaching have offices in Fremont. And once folks land their dream job, they usually seek out homes in the northern reaches of the neighborhood and multi-story condo buildings closer to the canal.

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Magnolia

Sitting on the shores of Puget Sound is the suburban-like enclave of Magnolia.

This quaint neighborhood is removed from the hustle and bustle of Pike Place Market by the Interbay Commercial Area, making it perfect for folks working downtown that want to be near the water. The stretch of land extends into the Sound, and many beautiful homes sit at the water's edge.

Residents love to head to Magnolia Boulevard up on Magnolia Bluff to take in sweeping views of Puget Sound, the Seattle skyline, and Mount Rainer rising tall in the distance. West McGraw Street and 32nd Avenue West is where locals can find a slew of big-box retailers and a healthy population of restaurants, pubs, and cafes.

Boating is a popular pastime in Magnolia, and many newcomers try and secure slip space for their vessel at the Seattle Yacht Club in Elliott Bay.

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Queen Anne

On the southern side of the canal is Queen Anne, a quaint neighborhood known for its stately Victorian homes.

North Queen Anne is where Seattle Pacific University is, and also some of the more expensive Victorian homes. The south side of Queen Anne offers condos and high-rise units with up-close views of the iconic Space Needle at Seattle Center.

Queen Anne Avenue is one of the main commercial corridors in the neighborhood, where you will find restaurants, bars, and grocery stores like Trader Joe's in the center of the area. 

The region has multiple parks, including two sprawling greenbelts, one in the northwest corner and another to the southwest.

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Redmond

The Greater Seattle Area offers plenty of great cities and suburbs to live in, and not many places hold a candle to Redmond.

Known as the bicycle capital of the northwest, this city near the countryside is an excellent alternative to living in the heart of Seattle.

Many people move to Redmond to be closer to nature, as Lake Sammamish is only a few minutes to the south.

While you are closer to nature in Redmond, you are also near a vital center of industry. Tech giants such as Nintendo America and Microsoft are headquartered here, making this an ideal city for folks working in digital.

There is a bustling downtown on Redmond Way, where the Redmond Town Center offers plenty of retail shopping and dining. Golf is a popular pastime in Redmond as well, and locals routinely hit the links at the Willows Run Golf Complex to work on their handicap. 

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Woodinville

Those seeking a quiet alternative to the fast-paced lifestyle of Downtown Seattle should set their sights on Woodinville.

Woodinville is famously known for hot air balloon rides and scenic pine forests and is a great place to buy a home if you love living a little closer to nature. The Sammamish River runs through the center of Woodinville, and several parks are at the edge of the river.

Located to the north of Redmond, this small city is the winery capital of Seattle, and folks come from all over the Pacific Northwest to attend tastings. Chateau Ste. Michelle is a top destination for would-be sommeliers, but there are plenty more hidden gems like Ancestry Cellars in the heart of downtown Woodinville.

Despite being on the outskirts of the Greater Seattle Area, there are plenty of convenient ways to reach Kirkland, Bellevue, and Seattle. 

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