Despite reports of the demise of Seattle neighborhoods, we found several in and around the city that are thriving.

Note: This article was published in the March 2015 issue of Seattle magazine. And while home prices are changing all the time, we examined the issue of neighborhood affordability more recently in our March 2018 issue.

The more “come as you are” of Seattle’s two major super ’hoods (see also: Capitol Hill), this northwest Seattle area is a cool—but not too cool—burg where middle-aged parents can wear their Patagonia fleece and have their Et

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In a city celebrated for its distinct enclaves steeped in neighborhood pride, it’s a tricky proposition selecting The Best.