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Commuting Times and Costs for Seattle Neighborhoods

Seattle Neighborhood Commute Times.pngSeattle is a top destination for millennials and job seekers in the United States. With 236 people moving to Seattle daily, based on the Puget Sound Regional Council report, finding the right area that fits your lifestyle is essential. For many, commute times, parking costs, gas, and tolls can be a big determining factor in where you live.

 

With all the nearby neighborhoods and cities, it can be a daunting task to identify what the commute times and costs associated with commuting to work downtown. We took the 5 most popular neighborhoods for Seattleites and provided you with commuting times and average costs to help you decide which neighborhood is best for you!

 

 

Ballard

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Located north of Seattle across the Ballard bridge, is a booming neighborhood that offers great schools and a decent commute to the city. With a ton of night life and great food, many residents feel miles away from the big city.

Average rent cost: $1,412 per month

Average home price: $558,500

30-Year-Fixed Mortgage Payment: $2,641

Average Offer Assist savings: $16,755

Distance: 6.6 miles

Parking: $195

Walk Score: 88

Commute Times:

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Fremont

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Also, located north of Seattle, Fremont is just east of Ballard. Another seafaring community, Fremont is a unique neighborhood that prides itself on being the self-proclaimed “center of the universe”. With a ton of restaurants and community events, Fremont is a premiere destination for Seattle residents who often frequent the neighborhood at any given chance

Average rent cost: $1,568 per month

Average home price: $661,600

30-Year-Fixed Mortgage Payment: $3,128

Average Offer Assist savings: $19,848

Distance: 3.8 miles

Parking: $195

Walk Score: 85

Commute Times:

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Green Lake

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A hidden gem in Seattle, the neighborhood surrounding and named after the lake it surrounds, Green Lake is highly demanded neighborhood. With one of the most popular parks it the state that surrounds the lake, residents benefit from a small town feel with a ton of outdoor activities at their fingertips.

Average rent cost: $1,797 per month

Average home price: $710,700

30-Year-Fixed Mortgage Payment: $3,360

Average Offer Assist savings: $21,321

Distance: 5.3 miles

Parking: $195

Transit: $110

Walk Score: 80

Commute Times:

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University District

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Primarily the residence for University of Washington Students, faculty and staff, there are still a lot of families and home owners in the area. The picturesque university provides residents in this area beautiful scenes for leisurely strolls, collegiate sporting events and a unique blend food options from around the world.

Average rent cost: $1,667 per month

Average home price: $683,300

30-Year-Fixed Mortgage Payment: $3,231

Average Offer Assist savings: $20,499

Distance: 4.5 miles

Parking: $195

Transit: $110

Walk Score: 91

Commute Times:

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Capitol Hill

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One of the most famous neighborhoods in Seattle, Capitol Hill is home to legendary rocker Jimi Hendrix and the Grunge music genre. Located walking distance from CenturyLink and Safeco field, Pike Place Market and Amazon headquarters, Capitol Hill is the most centrally located neighborhood in Seattle. Most residents in this area do not own a car and depend primarily on public transportation or Uber and Lyft.

Average rent cost: $2,141 per month

Average home price: $565,800

30-Year-Fixed Mortgage Payment: $2,675

Average Offer Assist savings: $16,974

Distance: 1.9 miles

Parking: $175

Transit: $110

Walk Score: 91

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If you are new to the area, or just looking to find a neighborhood that can reduce your commute time I encourage you to investigate more. Nothing beats going to each neighborhood during rush hour and calculating the commute prior to moving. Faira offers a program that gives you the entire 3% commission back which could be used to buy a more expensive house that is closer to your work. To learn more about Faira Offer Assist program, click here!

 

Brenden Martin

Written by Brenden Martin

Brenden Martin is a Marketing Strategist at Faira.com after working as a Realtor in Texas and launching multiple tech startups.

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