5 Things to do in the University District of Seattle, Washington

The University District has a youthful and relaxed vibe. Surrounded by quaint neighborhoods and lush foliage, this Seattle neighborhood has plenty to offer to a vast crowd.

Take a stroll through the maze of the University of Washington and indulge in the classic architecture, beautiful promenades, and elaborate walkabouts.

Hungry or searching for that special something, gander around University Village. With options galore, they offer boutique and big-box options, combined with your favorite eats, including pizza, vegetarian, Mexican, Sushi, or traditional.

Check out a Husky game! Now that football season is back in season, try checking out what they’ve got available! We’ve even got some great tailgating tips to make the day an experience to remember!

Located along Union Bay, is the Union Bay Natural Area. Like the Washington Park Arboretum, this area is a natural, wildlife area comprising 74 acres, including 4 miles of shoreline and is managed by the UW Botanical Gardens.

The Burke-Gilman trail is long and expands across many cities, but the section through the University District isn’t so bad on its own. Traverse the Burke-Gilman Trail between Wallingford and follow it through classic Seattle neighborhoods into Laurelhurst and Hathorne Hills. The sights are beautiful, and it offers amazing options for runners, walkers, or bicyclists.

Bonus options? Strolling along University Way Northeast offers a bunch of food options, as well as book stores and shops to indulge while taking in this historic district.

This area’s convenience to other surrounding neighborhoods, such as Wedgewood, Ravenna, and Laurelhurst, this district acts as a main hub for those residents to find activity.

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WOODED WONDERLAND
9258 Southeast 46th Street, Mercer Island • MLS# 1162181
$1,175,000 • 3 Bedrooms • 2.5 Bathrooms • 2,930 Square Feet • 22,147 Lot Size

This meticulously maintained Northwest Contemporary is nestled in a secluded half-acre setting away from the hustle & bustle, yet is still just minutes away from I-90, shopping, dining, and schools. Gather with friends alongside lush scenery in the open living and dining areas, or spend quiet evenings by the fireside in the comfy family room. The soaring kitchen makes cooking a delight with granite surfaces and dramatic windows. Lofty master suite with private balcony, plus two more bedrooms, large bonus room, and main-floor den. Don’t miss the garden and sauna!

For more information, please contact Erin Ewing.
ErinEwing@Windermere.com • 206.354.8228 •  ErinEwing.com

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MAGNIFICENT IN MAGNOLIA
3248 26th Avenue West, Seattle • MLS# 1192071
$950,000 • 3 Bedrooms • 2.75 Bathrooms • 2,425 Square Feet • 6,720 Lot Size

Live the coveted Magnolia lifestyle in this beautifully renovated 1914 Craftsman. Remodeled interiors afford sweeping views of the Cascades, Mount Rainier, Puget Sound, and city. Take weekend strolls to Magnolia Manor Park, or check out the fun local cafés, restaurants, pubs, and boutiques that make this area special.

For more information, please contact Jay Agoado.
Jay@JayAgoado.net • 425.260.0715 • JayAgoado.net

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EXPERTLY REMODELED
2409 72nd Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island • MLS# 1190909
$1,100,000 • 3 Bedrooms • 2.5 Bathrooms • 1,850 Square Feet • 6,000 Lot Size

This 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home has been remodeled with quality materials and expert craftsmanship. Ideally located on First Hill just minutes to downtown MI, bus stops, future light rail and parks, this charming home features a dedicated 2nd floor master with en suite 5-piece bath and a walk-in closet with stacking washer/dryer. The entire building has been remodeled—siding, roof, windows, and much more. The light, bright kitchen was remodeled in 2017 and includes gas cooking, KitchenAid appliances, quartz counters and soft closing drawers. A flat, fully fenced yard makes this feel like your own little slice of the world—quietly tucked away and easily accessed through French doors from your family room.

For more information, please contact Chad Dierickx.
Chad@Windermere.com • 206.854.3931 • ChadDierickx.com

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EASE & COMFORT
7613 Southeast 29th Street, Mercer Island • MLS# 1181434
$850,000 • 3 Bedrooms • 2.5 Bathrooms • 3,132 Square Feet

Set in the heart of Mercer Island’s convenient downtown, this town home offers carefree condo living with the space and comfort of a traditional house. Gleaming hardwoods flow up from the foyer to light-filled living spaces. Gather with friends in roomy living and dining areas (with a built-in wet bar!), step out to the lovely garden patio, or kick back in the cozy family room just off the open kitchen. Upstairs, your generous master suite awaits you with vaulted ceilings and a private balcony. Two more bedrooms are tucked up with the master, while the lower level includes a flexible bonus room with built-in desk, shelving, and fold-away Murphy bed/table—an all-in-one space for your office, hobbies, and guests. Head to the clubhouse for a dip in the pool or relaxation in the sauna. Close to dining, shopping, buses, and I-90.

For more information, please contact Cynthia Schoonmaker.
CynthiaS@Windermere.com • 206.683.2725 • CynthiaSchoonmaker.com

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SWEEPING LAKE VIEWS
3659 West Mercer Way, Mercer Island • MLS# 1187100
$1,395,000 • 3 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • 2,080 Square Feet • 9,652 Lot Size

Great opportunity to live on the north end of MI with a spectacular west facing lake view. This home is quite private and was remodeled extensively in 2016. The main level of home greets you with a wonderful open space concept and has great lake Washington views from every room. All bedrooms are located on lower level. Priced to live in comfortably for years or to start from scratch, as the view is that compelling. Convenient location and minutes to I-90, award winning MI schools, close to parks and shopping.

For more information, please contact Daniel Marinello.
DanielMarinello@Windermere.com • 206.769.2556 • DanielMarinello.com

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A CONVENIENT OASIS
3058 128th Avenue Southeast #40, Bellevue • MLS# 1182992
$550,000 • 2 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • 978 Square Feet

Lovely turn-key condo with all the right spaces for today’s busy lifestyles. Gracious open floorplan with vaulted ceilings and chef’s kitchen will delight the entertainer in you. Fresh paint, stainless appliances, wood burning fireplace, and sparkling granite work together seamlessly –wow! Located in a serene wooded setting yet super close to Bellevue shopping, theaters, and restaurants. Close commute to Seattle and Eastside business corridors & award winning Bellevue schools – welcome home!

For more information, please contact Ina Bahner.
InaBahner@Windermere.com • 206.854.9911 • InaBahner.com