Eastlake is a neighborhood of Seattle so named for its location on the eastern shores of Lake Union. It is one of Seattle’s younger neighborhoods taking a turn in the 1960’s from a mediocre residential community to a mix of residential and business.
Sitting directly north of Seattle’s U-district or University District just over the university bridge this neighborhood is very popular among people who have ties to the University of Washington a highly rated college consistently on the list of top colleges in the world.
There are many small businesses in Eastlake along the main commercial strip of Eastlake Avenue. The Zymogentics building on the shores of Lake Union is a notable establishment with its head turning architecture as well as the impressive Martello building that is now home to Semi’s Bistro.
Another notable landmark in Eastlake is the popular house boats made famous by the 1990’s movie Sleepless in Seattle. The houseboats of Eastlake have been a fixture adding character to the neighborhood.
Homes in Eastlake range from single family, to houseboat, to apartments and condos. Prices of homes range from $280,000 to over a million.
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