Where should you live?
In a city as large and as old as Seattle, there are no shortage of neighborhoods with unique personalities to choose from. While one area might be walkable and provide great views of the city, it probably won’t be very affordable. And another neighborhood might have affordable housing but be miles away from work and nowhere near public transportation. The key is to find the perfect balance for what you want out of a neighborhood.
Neighborhoods like South Lake Union, Queen Anne and Capitol Hill are popular with Millennials -- especially those who work Downtown or at the Amazon campus. They boast some of the highest walking scores and are transit hubs, which is a huge selling point for young professionals, according to Rollinger.
Less expensive neighborhoods like West Seattle or Beacon Hill offer cheaper rent, but are far from downtown and commute time can be long. There’s one silver bullet neighborhood that combines the best of both worlds, Rollinger says. And that is the Central District.