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2200 Westlake: In the heart of the action, 2200 Westlake Condos two towers are set above the Whole Foods grocery store and are adjacent to a five-star Pan Pacific Hotel. Homes at 2200 Westlake feature innovative floor plans, premium kitchens, and spacious balconies. Building amenities include a rooftop terrace, a fitness room, a party room for large gatherings, and an 18-person movie theater. With extensive housing options and a wide price range, these units will provide the best of condo living in South Lake Union with their high ceilings and oversized windows looking out onto the action below. You will enjoy the perks of condo living and the convenience of this location.
Enso, 820 Blanchard Street: Enso is comprised of 19 stories and 135 units designed to bring in light and capture the brilliant Seattle skyline, mountains, Puget Sound, and SLU neighborhood views. Enso offers a variety of amenities as well, including guest suites, dining and entertainment areas, lounging and sunning areas, a community room, plasma TV area, fitness facility, large roof deck and much more.
Veer Lofts: The Veer’s 94 stunning condos feature open, industrial-style layouts that appeal to the modern dweller. The 6-story building is LEED Certified with drought-tolerant landscaping on its rooftop deck, features water conserving fixtures in the units, recycled building materials and natural day lighting with glass walls. Enjoy a game of bocce ball on the rooftop deck at Veer Lofts.
The South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle has seen the most significant growth and change of any other Seattle neighborhood in the past decade. What used to be a grungy neighborhood of warehouses and abandoned buildings is now home to multi-lane roads and bike lanes, a streetcar, and brand new glass office buildings popping up on every square inch of land. More than 20 properties have been approved for new construction since March 2014 all within in less than a one mile radius. It’s no surprise either, because South Lake Union boasts a strong community flourishing career opportunities and a prosperous future for investors, making it a very desirable place to live.
Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, bought up swaths of land in this area and began selling it off to the other biggest tech player in Seattle: Amazon. Whether you live in Seattle now, or are relocating to the city, everyone associates the SLU neighborhood with Amazon, because it’s where their headquarters are located. During a workweek, the sidewalks, coffee shops, and lunch spots in the neighborhood are filled with badge-carrying techies; but don’t despair, because they made this neighborhood into something, whereas before there was nothing.
South Lake Union is really an ideal place to relocate to experience some of the best aspects of living in Seattle. First, there’s the perfect walkability of the neighborhood; in fact, you’re likely to get somewhere faster on foot or bicycle than by driving. If you do want to drive, there are a lot of car sharing options like Car2Go and Zipcar available. Second, SLU is a bustling, but clean, nook of the city nestled right at the head of Lake Union. When the warmer weather is around, dog walkers, cyclists, joggers, and water sport lovers play in and around the lake. As soon as the rain returns, the MOHAI museum is there for entertainment, as well as some of the SLU’s mainstay restaurants with great happy hours that overlook the water: Daniel’s Broiler, Chandler’s Crabhouse, and Duke’s.
North of the lake, with a little walking around the west side, you can cross the Fremont bridge and check out this quirky neighborhood’s eclectic street art, including the notorious Fremont bridge troll. East of South Lake Union, you have “Eastlake”, which is home to plenty of apartment housing and a few great restaurants, including Italian favorites, Serafina and Cicchetti.
SLU is a walkable distance to downtown, and also provides fast access the freeway.
As a professional, living and working in the SLU neighborhood is perfect. Some of the best, newest real estate is available in this area, and you eliminate a commute by walking to work, instead. If you are planning to retire in Seattle, invest in a condominium in South Lake Union as your urban home. As a home to one of the biggest employers, there will always be a demand for real estate in this neighborhood, as is evidenced by the growing number of luxury apartment buildings sprouting up alongside the new office buildings.
There are three primary condo buildings in the South Lake Union neighborhood. These are the Enso, the Veer Lofts, and 2200 Westlake which consists of two towers.
South Lake Union works hard to stand out and show its own unique draws. There are several parks, trendy shops, a buzzing restaurant scene, coffee shops and public artwork that all make South Lake Union one of the most sought-after places to move to.