Up and coming neighborhoods in Seattle
Real estate in Seattle is often at the top of the list of best places to live in the country. However, when looking for a new place to live it’s important to scope out areas that will be booming in the coming years. According to Seattle Met, neighborhoods such as Madison Park, Beacon Hill and Fremont are thought of as great areas now, but some real estate experts state that Hillman City, South Lake Union and the Central District are going to be the truly popular areas in the Seattle metro by 2016.
Some areas in Seattle are always going to be great places to live. Madison Park is in close proximity to the Washington Park Arboretum and Lake Washington, and has a plethora of amenities to attract anyone to the neighborhood. The diversity in Beacon Hill often means lawyers and doctors to live next door to blue collar workers, a facet that many residents cherish. In Fremont, creativity and art is a way of life for those that work and live in the neighborhood. However, there are several worthy up and coming neighborhoods that get wrongly overlooked and are just as frenzy-worthy.
Twenty years ago, most Seattle residents steered clear of Hillman City, but over the years the police have stepped up their presence, making Hillman City a much safer and more alluring community, according to The Seattle Times. Today, renovations and new businesses have transformed the neighborhood into one of the top up and coming places in Seattle. Additionally, the cost of living is less expensive than some other popular areas, and residents maintain a close-knit community.
South Lake Union
After Amazon's headquarters relocated to South Lake Union, the neighborhood witnessed an influx of young professionals. Each day, thousands of employees commute to the area, which is causing more businesses to pop up and new community projects to improve South Lake Union. Similarly, the growing number of residential projects is attracting new people to the formerly run-down area.
"Two or three years ago, it had a shot at the title for Seattle's hot new spot, as artists and gay men gentrified the area," Glenn Kelman, real estate expert, told Seattle Met. After the bubble burst, Central District was overlooked for a while, but the neighborhood, located on the southern edge of Capitol Hill, now boasts large homes with large yards close to nightlife, transportation and an improving school system.