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Good place to visit in Seattle

University District has some ruff edges (Seattle is a major city with everything that that means... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Alec D
Seattle, Washington
College culture

Although the scenes in this area have changed over the past 15-20 years, there is still an... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
Andrew B
Olympia, Washington
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University Way Northeast and 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98105
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Here's what I LOVE about the district. It is such a breathing changing place and yet...always kind of the same. People ceomplain about the homeless asking for "spare change", while in the 60s people were more upset about the kids who would quietly inquireas you...More

3  Thank Miriahm D
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 August 2014

The only thing really going for this Seattle neighborhood is its proximity to the University of Washington. If you are visiting the U-Dub, then you may want to walk around this area. University Way is the heart of the district and is what many consider...More

6  Thank Rumples
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

University District has some ruff edges (Seattle is a major city with everything that that means) But don't let that stop you from visiting. There are some great places to eat, some interesting shopping and one of the best farmers markets in the city (year...More

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Although the scenes in this area have changed over the past 15-20 years, there is still an enjoyable dingy quality to this area. Gentified store fronts mix with trashy run down stores barely hanging on. UDub is magnicifient though.

1  Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

The UW is a gorgeous campus and not to be missed. Visit the Fry and Henry museums. The year round farmer’s market on Saturday is excellent. Lots of great ethnic food to be found. Be careful on the Ave.

3  Thank greatcats
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The U district caters mainly to the UW students as the campus is next to it. There are lots of food outlets and the prices are rather reasonable. There are some interesting shops here too.

Thank 588phis
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Yes it's nice to walk around Yes lots of restaurants to chose from Yes the university is near so must go and be careful not to get lost. *Do not I repeat do not hang around on your own after dark. Yes their is a...More

Thank dayane0009
Reviewed 7 August 2017

If you want to see the different neighborhoods, this is one to check out. I’d advise you take an Uber from your motel because parking is expensive and you might not want to even entertain the thought of leaving your car here. Like others have...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Cool shops, great food options. Check out Morsel's biscuit shop (name explains it all) and Sureshot coffee if you like rock, pinball, and good coffee.

Thank Heather A
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I stayed with some friends at an AIRBND in this neighborhood last week. The streets are dirty and homeless are everywhere begging for money. However, we did find some good inexpensive eats and the public transit accessibility is superb in this area, it was easy...More

1  Thank Diane S
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Dirty and graffiti everywhere. I guess it'd be cool if I was a younger college student, but as an adult who lives in a beautiful larger city, I was dismayed at how dirty this area was.

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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

U D offers some smart shops as well as some fancy eateries worth the trip here Top of our list is Din Tai Fung restaurant re the taiwanese dumplings place where your wait for a simple seat could take more than an hour. Best get...More

1  Thank Highadventurer
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