20 apartments for rent in Lake Union, Seattle, WA
Lake Union is a Seattle neighborhood that is unusual in many ways. It is less than a mile from Interstate 5, the major north and south interstate highway through Washington state.
Named for a lake of the same name less than a mile away, the community offers residents a place to fish, swim, boat, and play in the water. Fishing is often great, and even freshwater-tolerant fish are commonly caught. There are launches at the lake for boaters and fishermen. The presence of trees and wildlife creates a pleasing view throughout the neighborhood.
The Lake Union community is also within a couple of miles of ocean access, both to the east and west. Saltwater fishing is practically on the doorstep of residents who enjoy the sport. The water is also an attraction for individuals who like to scuba dive or who wish to learn to do so.
About a mile from the neighborhood is the University of Washington. A Pacific-10 university, it not only offers a great variety of courses but also has one of the best athletic programs likely to be found on the West Coast, according to the conference to which it belongs. Graduating from the University of Washington carries prestige.
One of the landmarks of this neighborhood is a view of the Space Needle, created for the 1962 World’s Fair. If there is one single landmark known almost everywhere as the symbol of Seattle, this is probably it.
There are parks and playgrounds within about a quarter mile of the community. Trees, gardens, and wildlife blend into an appealing environment that makes Lake Union a choice neighborhood in which to live.