Top Neighborhoods 2018

Seattle Neighborhoods by the Numbers

Here’s what a hot real estate market looks like, including our top 25 neighborhoods and beyond.

02/27/2018 By Darren Davis

Where to Live Now

The Top 25 Neighborhoods in Seattle: 2018 Edition

From Greenwood to Beacon Hill, here are the places Seattleites want to live most.

02/27/2018 By Seattle Met Staff Edited by Darren Davis

News Roundup

Top Stories: Amtrak Derailment, Travel Ban, and Radiation at Hanford

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

12/22/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

City Council

Seattle Imposes Limits on Short-Term Rentals

A cap on short-term rental units accompanies a tax to take effect in 2019.

12/11/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Housing and Homelessness

How Regressive Is the Mayor's Sales Tax Proposal for Homelessness?

The sales tax is regressive, but experts say just slightly more so than a Seattle property tax.

04/04/2017 By Hayat Norimine

10 Years That Changed A City

2015: Real Estate Loses Its Mind

This was the year that the housing affordability gap yawned wide like an angry fault line between socioeconomic strata.

03/10/2016 By Matthew Halverson

City

O'Brien Sets Aside Blanket Linkage Fee, Promotes Housing Compromise

Murray and O'Brien roll out legislation for inclusionary zoning and commercial linkage fee.

09/01/2015 By Josh Kelety

I'm New Here

Brian Schlenker Is a Tech Transplant

Meet one member of Amazon’s rapidly expanding horde.

08/20/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Morning Fizz

A Text Exchange with Mike O'Brien; Plus KIRO Gets Facts Wrong in Parking Story

Caffeinated news featuring parking facts and zoning texts with Mike O'Brien

06/02/2015 By Josh Feit

Real Estate

The 10 Best Neighborhoods in Seattle

The current state of the city’s (sometimes crazy) housing market.

04/24/2015 By Darren Davis

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: What to Do on Earth Day, Plus a Climate Change Exclusive

Today's picks for civic nerds

04/22/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh

Feature

The Rent Really Is Too Damn High

And it’s a bigger problem than tenant vs. landlord.

04/22/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Afternoon Jolt

Monday Jolt: SHA's Rent Hike

The day's winners and losers.

10/06/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Land-Use Chair Wants to Increase Number of Backyard Cottages

Prefab DADUs (detached accessory dwelling units, aka cottages) could be coming to a backyard near you.

08/15/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Housing

New Public Housing Program Mirrors "Welfare Reform"; Mayor Murray Raises Concerns

A new Seattle Housing Authority proposal would tie housing eligibility to willingness to work and accept services, rather than income.

08/07/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Considers New Affordable Housing Proposal

The Seattle City Council considers a new affordable housing proposal.

07/29/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Pay Close Attention to What the Council Does

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring pot, housing, and cars.

07/08/2014 By Morning Fizz

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: Seattle Needs Housing

Today's picks for civic nerds

05/01/2014 By Ezra Parter