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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A+
University District is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington with a population of 31,880. University District is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in University District offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In University District there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in University District and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in University District are highly rated.
About University District...
Population
31,880

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$255,577
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,215
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    86%
  • Own
    14%
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University District Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    998.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    595.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    3,816
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,337.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,533.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,461
National
$55,322
Families with Children
7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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University District Reviews

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I have lived here for almost 2.5 years now and it is so sad to say it has declined quickly. The crime, drugs and homelessness have been on the rise and I do not see it getting better anytime soon. I really wish that we could help the community grow by cleaning up the streets and implementing more positive ways of life. One thing i will say, is that the farmers market every Saturday is great!
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University District has some great shops and restaurants (University Village is a great shopping complex). The neighborhood includes the beautiful UW campus and Ravenna Park is wonderful. It is a college town neighborhood, so some weekends can be loud late at night.
Easy access to Downtown Seattle, Northgate, and minutes from Wallingford and Fremont. Practically every bus serving Downtown serves the U District.
Rents are getting pricey thanks to gleaming new apartments with foreign students, but street crime and homelessness still persists. Lack of much to do, but the biggest forte are an abundance of cheap eats.