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April 15, 2019

The U District

Seattle is a world-class city with more than 40 different neighborhoods, each with its own distinct charm. The University of Washington has called the U District neighborhood its home since 1893. An eclectic neighborhood of family-owned restaurants, as well as beautiful waterfront views and tree-lined streets, the U District is the neighborhood that many faculty and graduate students call home. Here are some of our favorite neighborhood spots:

The Ave

Located on University Way, “the Ave” is a popular gathering place, with lots of family-owned restaurants, indie eateries, and eclectic cafes. There are many wonderful spots to eat on the Ave, but local favorites include the Korean Tofu House, Café Solstice, and Little Thai.

U District Light Rail Station

The U District has a light rail station that runs from Husky Stadium through Capitol Hill and Downtown Seattle to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The light rail provides easy access to some of the most exciting and densely-populated neighborhoods in Seattle.

The Burke-Gilman Trail

The Burke-Gilman Trail is one of the most popular recreational trails in Seattle. This pathway stretches 19 miles through lots of neighborhoods, including the U District. If you take the trail, you will see an assortment of walkers, joggers, runners, and cyclists enjoying views of Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains.

Husky Stadium

Husky Stadium might be the most picturesque stadium in American sports. The stadium overlooks scenic Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains. Due to the stadium’s design, Husky Stadium has also been recognized as one of the loudest football stadiums in the country. The stadium’s metal roof and vertical stands project the crowd noise up and out for miles. Go Huskies!

University Village

Located just north of campus, the University Village is an open-air shopping center which offers a mix of trendy restaurants, clothing boutiques, ice cream shops, and more. It is a great place to grab lunch with friends and window shop.

Lake Washington

The University of Washington’s campus is located on Lake Washington. From fall through spring, students can use their Husky IDs to rent kayaks, canoes, and rowboats at a discounted rate. Paddle around the shores to view the area’s wildlife such as bald eagles, ospreys, herons, and other waterfowl.