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“A Busy Place”

University District
Seattle, Washington
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432 reviews
245 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
“A Busy Place”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

The bustling "U District" in Seattle is home of the University of Washington. There are numerous restaurants, coffee houses, and student hang-outs. Traffic is busy, and parking is scarce. The area is well served by public transit. the center of the District is the UW which is big and well worth a visit.

Visited October 2011
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Puyallup
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59 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Interesting but Unsafe”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

There is a lot going on in this neighborhood. Lots of stores and restaurants. It is pretty ghetto though. Many of the restaurants are run down inside. There are people pan-handling, although not as many as downtown Seattle. There is quite a lot of crime in this area. Our son lived here while going to college and established the "buddy System" rule when walking on University Way. People shoot up in the alley behind our rental, and one of the boys was "asked" to hand over his iPod in broad daylight by some thugs. He just ran away. If you look on the internet at the crime in the area ... its scary.

Visited July 2012
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California
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Great shopping and food”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

I love the U District for its boutiques and healthy food options. Many vegetarian and vegan options.

Visited September 2011
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“A little stuffy”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

The best part is Seattle Childrens' Hospital. Thank you Bill & Melinda Gates for such a blessing. The rest of the area is overly expensive, including the University Mall - hold on to your cash! People rushing by, no eye contact, not for the normal folks. If you're not in spandex, running shoes or on a bike, you're not real.

Visited February 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“U-District”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

Nice place for shopping, food, and college students... On Bus line just minutes away from downtown Seattle

Visited January 2012
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