Whether you’re from Seattle or considering moving to the area, Lake Union is one of the most beautiful, active places you can call home. South Lake Union, known locally as SLU, has rapidly become one of Seattle’s trendiest neighborhoods. Between the growing Amazon campus, Lake Union Park, museums, shops, and amazing restaurants it isn’t just growing, it’s a place for growth.
Apartment living in South Lake Union and Westlake offer some amazing benefits . like a close waterfront view, easy lake access, and small neighborhood charm just minutes from downtown Seattle.
Westlake and South Lake Union encompass the southernmost shore of the lake, and the entire area is changing rapidly. With Amazon’s new SLU campuses redefining the urban landscape, many transplants have moved in, and the number of residents the area supports is expected to double in the next few years.
South Lake Union extends from the bottom of Denny Park on Denny way east to I-5, west to Broad Street, and north to Aloha St at its northwest most point then follows the lakeshore east and upwards to E. Blaine St.
This area encapsulates most of SLU’s southernmost shore including the majority of Lake Union Park and the Fairview Marina. Easy lake access is one of the best reasons to move to the area and draws in new residents from all around Seattle.
You don’t have to be rich to live near the waterfront. A studio apartment puts you in the heart of South Lake Union’s neighborhood, with access to everything that makes it unique. With a near constant stream of events occurring monthly, you’ll never run out of things to do whether you enjoy the arts, food, water activities, or those special local events that moving to South Lake Union brings with it. Here are some favorite activities our residents love:
The Seattle Dragon Boat Festival is put on yearly by Seattle’s home team, the Seattle Flying Dragons. This sport involves racing long wooden boats, and competitive teams can be found across the globe with a national federation holding championships every year. You can try out for the team, but it might help to hedge your bets if you bring a roommate. The Seattle festival is held at Lake Union and offers a chance to experience racing as local teams compete for bragging rights.
The South Lake Union Market is a multi-tiered neighborhood event. It combines a daytime market, a night market, and additional activities like free outdoor movie screenings at SLU’s Discovery Center. You could literally spend all Saturday in and around Lake Union Park, never doing or seeing the same thing twice. The community factor, where local events bring together area tradespeople and residents from all over SLU are a large part of what make it such a compelling place to call home.
What’s one of the best reasons to live in SLU? When you live next to the Cider Summit, you never have to take a cab home. SLU is home to one of the nation’s largest cider festivals. Whether you like your cider sweet, bitter, dry, green or red, you’ll find something to love from a selection of more than 200 different ciders and spirits.
When you live in SLU you’re a part of the tribe whether you rent a 1-bedroom apartment by Denny Park or live directly on the lake. Nothing says community like a neighborhood block party, and the yearly SLU Block Party takes over Westlake Ave N. and Denny Way every single year. This year, the event hosts five bands, including headliners The Dandy Warhols. Enjoy local food, crafts, and free music from noon to 11PM. When you live in Westgate or SLU apartments, the year’s best party is just a stone’s throw from your front door!
Where does Seattle hold its annual fireworks display every year? You guessed it, Lake Union. Every one of our Holland Residential South Lake Union apartments features one or more rooftop deck and patios. You’ll have the best seats in the house to watch fireworks on Lake Union without having to leave home.
We have several properties right next to Lake Union Park, one of the coolest parks in the entirety of Seattle. What makes it so much better than your average park?
Lake Union residents aren’t the only ones near a great park. 10 blocks north-east of Lake Union Park, you’ll find the Northeast Queen Anne Greenbelt and adjoining parks. What makes this such a great urban greenspace?