South Lake Union
Hip people. Cool spaces. Good food. Green surrounding.
Dominating employers set-up shop here. There’s activity at every turn. Hip retail shops cater to discriminating buyers. It’s standing room only at the trendy restaurants on every corner. Cross town meetings can start in 8 minutes. You can drive-it, bike-it, walk-it, bus-it, cab-it, trolley-it, or scooter-it. Cool gathering spots start whispering in your ear around 4pm. The day ends with you sitting on a park bench, watching the sun hesitate just slightly as it dips behind the iconic Space Needle and then slowly slips away beneath the majesty of the Olympic mountains.
Welcome to South Lake Union
Historically a neglected industrial area, South Lake Union has experienced an incredible renaissance over the last ten years and plans for future commercial, residential and retail growth in the coming years promises to be award-winning. Wholly re-energized, South Lake Union is now an area that boasts a thriving business community, walkability (score: 100), open spaces, waterfront access and top tier restaurants.
Known for its sustainable ethos, today there are more LEED certified buildings in the South Lake Union area than any other part of the city and the neighborhood itself is LEED certified.
South Lake Union is home to several of the area’s largest and most well-known employers and area businesses revenues combine for a total of $3 billion each year. In addition, of businesses that currently call South Lake Union home, 55 produce sales figures in excess of $10 million annually.
On the employment front, it is anticipated the number of employees will double in the next five years, adding nearly 30,000 of the brightest minds from around the world to the local workforce.
South Lake Union’s amenity-rich environment offers the perfect live, work, play arena for businesses, employees and residents alike. With a multitude of multifamily developments in the area, enjoyable open spaces, waterfront recreation and growing night life, South Lake Union has become the hottest place to be in Seattle – both during and after work hours.