Welcome to Central District
Scenic and diverse neighborhood with a vibrant, yet peaceful, energy
Situated on Lake Washington, Seattle’s Central District is a thriving and energized community. With generations of history, well-maintained parks, serene residential districts, and an abundance of other amenities, life here is nothing short of idyllic. The neighborhood is located minutes from Downtown Seattle and has regions that feel city-like (primarily on the western edge). The eastern parts of the Central District feel somewhat secluded from big-city life. One could accurately describe the area as a suburban-urban hybrid.
Residential parts of the Central District feel eclectic and cozy. Here, you’ll encounter every kind of architectural style imaginable. Blocks are lined with farmhouse-style properties, Craftsman homes, and even a few luxurious modern designs. The abundance of one-of-a-kind home styles further contributes to the unique and welcoming atmosphere found in the Central District.
What to Love
- Vibrant and trendy environment
- Beautiful residential areas with one-of-a-kind architecture
- Minutes from Downtown Seattle and the city’s top attractions
- Numerous parks
- Located along Lake Washington
Each year, people continue relocating to the Central District for a variety of reasons. The first — and perhaps most important — is the community’s overall environment. Individuals who like getting outdoors and staying active appreciate being near an abundance of breathtaking parks, including Leschi Park, Frink Park, and Lake Washington At the T Dock. Several parks are located directly on Lake Washington, making it effortless to bask in scenic waterfront views. In the immediate area, there are quaint cafes, highly-rated restaurants, and direct access to Interstate 90.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Prepare yourself to explore the Central District like a true resident as you visit the area’s top shopping and dining establishments. While heavily residential, the western part of the neighborhood is brimming with hotspots for every occasion.
Dine in sophistication and style at Communion Restaurant & Bar (located on East Union Street). Offering a delectable menu of “Seattle Soul” cuisine, popular dishes include Creole kale caesar salad, fried catfish Po’Mi, and neckbone stew. Minutes away, get your seafood fix at Jackson’s Catfish Corner. Menu options include Southern-style catfish dinners, gumbo, and prawns. Craving authentic barbeque? Wood Shop BBQ is a resident favorite. Wood Shop BBQ’s sister restaurant, Oaky’s Tex-Mex, serves up delicious tacos, Texas fries, and other incredible Tex-Mex dishes.
Things to Do
Residents love the Central District for the many recreational activities it provides. Whether staying in the neighborhood or venturing a few minutes away, there is an endless list of options for enjoying your free time.
Within the community, you can spend time outdoors at one of the many local parks. Inland, be sure to check out Pratt Park & Spraypark (which features mountain views), Powell Barnett Park, and Garfield Playfield. Along Lake Washington, spend time at scenic parks such as Lake Washington At the T Dock, Leschi Park, and Frink Park. When the weather is warm, take a stroll along either Madrona Beach or South Main Street End beach (where you can take in awe-inspiring views of Mount Rainier).
In and around Central District, parents of school-aged children have plenty of quality public school options.