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Address: University Way Northeast and 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98105
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Very diverse neighborhood in Seattle

Two excellent things you could do when visiting the University District. The farmers market on Saturday is one of the two year round farmers markets in the city. It's excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2015
Alec D
Seattle, Washington

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I grew up in this neighborhood, back when it was safe and sane and largely just the street for the university crowd, with funky shops and equally funky people. Alas, it has become a draw for homeless and meth-heads, and while I feel for both these groups, the constant panhandling detracts from the pleasure of what used to be a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Two excellent things you could do when visiting the University District. The farmers market on Saturday is one of the two year round farmers markets in the city. It's excellent this time of you. Another gem is Hatha Yoga Center on the corner of 47th & University Way. One of the best yoga studios in the city.

Thank Alec D
Snowbird, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Interesting vibe, hippie-grunge-goth-old guy-hipster-you name it kind of place. Some decent places to eat, hotels have been updated to 1970's posh.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This is a fun shopping area to stop in on your way into downtown. There are some great stores, parking is free and it's pretty easy to find.

Thank Kim M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

True Winds Healing Clinic in Seattle..This ia a place I personally went for few acupuncture sessions, and worked really well. The place is a clinic in the university district of Seattle. Trudy Wendilin is very good in assisting also with Chinese Herbal Medicine. I can recommend it to anyone with severe back pain happening in the middle of a holiday... More 

Thank wannafindout
Boulder, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We walked through the district on the way to the university and we found alarming changes. Places that we had eaten at in the past are now empty and will be torn down and replaced with apartments. We also found more homeless people sleeping on the sidewalks but we didn't run into any trouble. There are still restaurants and shops... More 

Thank Paul T
Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Second-hand shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, and more. Good place for teenagers who are interested in books and fun clothes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Yes, you'll see everything in the U-District, except big retail and high end destinations. What I love about the Ave and the area around is the mix of book stores, college-budget shops AND more ethnic diversity in the restaurants than you'll find in the International District.

Thank waroadtraveler
Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Here's what I LOVE about the district. It is such a breathing changing place and yet...always kind of the same. People ceomplain about the homeless asking for "spare change", while in the 60s people were more upset about the kids who would quietly inquireas you passed by "acid, grass, speed". And run down? Are we forgetting the Coffee Coral, or... More 

Thank Miriahm D
Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Funky, gritty, not huge but enough blocks on several streets to provide small shops and eateries for most tastes. Best understood on foot, and parking isn't too tight (yet) so you can leave your car within 3-5 blocks of where you want to explore. Good bus service from downtown. Not as many bookstores and music stores as there once were,... More 

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