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Seattle, WA Local Area Information

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The emerald city

What the Locals Think

Score: 6.9 out of 10
Ranked 2nd best city in Washington


“Cool city, but has growing pains….”

I spent the last ten years living in Seattle and lived there off and on through the mid-late ‘90s. It’s a great community and hands down one of my favorite places in the Pacific northwest. It is a city surrounded by water with dozens of na…
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by Elizabeth Ellis

“Socially conscious, green, with a thriving startup com…”

I studied at University of Washington from 2001-2005 and lived in the city (Queen Anne) from 2006-2010 while working at Zillow, and after 5 years living as a nomad, I’m back in Seattle to set some roots. I wouldn’t have moved back if Seattle w…
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by DrewM

“City, Beach and Mountains…All Within 20 Minutes…”

There are very few places in this country that have it all in such a small geographical area. Seattle offers big city entertainment, sandy beaches and all-season activities on the gorgeous mountains, all within 20 minutes of each other. Downto…
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by SeaJen

“Yah, sure, you betcha, it’s a great place to live!…”

You can still find the old-school Scandanavian fishing families in Ballard, but the gentrification of the past fifteen years or so is expanding through the neighborhood, spreading out from 15th Ave and 65th St. As far as I can tell, it’s all a…
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by SeattleRobert

“The Emerald City – What Not to Love…”

Seattle has it all, nearby ocean beaches, excellent shopping, world-renowned restaurants, and entertainment upon entertainment. What is there not to love about Seattle? Perhaps the weather? That is my only beef after spending time on the ea…
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by SeattleGirl

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Real Estate Market Stats

Zillow Home Value Index: $521,400

Home Size in Square Feet

Year Built

Local National
Zillow Home Value Index $521,400 $182,800
Median Single Family Home Value $577,400 $181,800
Median Condo Value $387,500 $192,800
Median 2-Bedroom Home Value $449,700 $140,800
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $567,500 $176,100
Median 4-Bedroom Home Value $680,300 $294,000
Percent Homes Decreasing 4.6% 27.5%
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $374 $115
Median Sale Price $483,400 $216,000
Property Tax $3,874 $2,149
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 6.5% 4.3%
1-Yr. Change 12.7% 4.3%

Neighborhoods in Seattle, WA

Real Estate Market Activity

Recently sold Seattle homes

Sold 11/24/2015 for $389,000
2 beds, 2.0 baths, 944 sq ft

Sold 11/22/2015 for $304,500
3 beds, 1.0 baths, 1,410 sq ft

Sold 11/22/2015 for $115,000
1 beds, 1.0 baths, 578 sq ft

Sold 11/22/2015 for $503,500
3 beds, 1.0 baths, 1,780 sq ft

Sold 11/20/2015 for $638,000
5 beds, 2.0 baths, 1,890 sq ft

Sold 11/20/2015 for $230,000
1 beds, 1.0 baths, 576 sq ft

Sold 11/20/2015 for $675,000
3 beds, 3.0 baths, 2,420 sq ft

Sold 11/19/2015 for $731,000
3 beds, 2.0 baths, 1,740 sq ft

Sold 11/19/2015 for $590,000
2 beds, 1.0 baths, 1,900 sq ft

Sold 11/19/2015 for $330,000
2 beds, 1.0 baths, 810 sq ft

See Seattle real estate and homes for sale

View Seattle, WA mortgage rates on Zillow

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