Commuting Times and Costs for Seattle Neighborhoods
Seattle 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!
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
Walk Score: 88
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
Walk Score: 85
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
Walk Score: 80
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
Walk Score: 91
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
Walk Score: 91
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!