Downtown Seattle is comprised of several smaller neighborhoods including the Retail Core, West edge, and Waterfront. It stretches from Interstate 5 to the water and from Pioneer Square to about Belltown and the South Lake Union area. This is the prime Metro area of downtown and is comprised of the Pike Place market, high-rise condominiums, commercial and industrial buildings, retail shops, fantastic restaurants and two major shopping malls; Westlake and Pacific Place.
The central business district of Seattle is fairly compact compared with other city centers on the West Coast. It's primarily hemmed in by hills and of course the water on Elliott Bay. On the south there is reclaimed land that was once tidal flats, now one of the biggest shipping ports in the Northwest.
The Columbia Center is the tallest building west of the Mississippi with 76 floors and covering most of the block bounded by fourth and fifth avenues as well as cherry and Columbia streets. This is considered class a office space above ground and seven stories of various use below ground. It was finished in 1985.
There are about 65,000 residents in Seattle's core neighborhood, which continues to grow yearly. Between 2010 and 2014, the downtown area saw a 10% increase in the number of occupied housing units and an 8% increase in population. At the end of 2014 there were 32 apartment buildings into condominium projects currently under construction representing over 5000 units.
This location has the most number of condominium buildings in the Seattle Metro area. All listings will be shown on this page for condos, lofts and townhouses for sale throughout the downtown Seattle area. Our Seattle condo agents are waiting to answer your questions or provide you with any additional information and a personalized tour of current available properties. Feel free to contact us at any time.
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