Seattle Neighborhood Research

You aren't just buying a home, you are buying into a community. If you are new to the region, trying to make sense of the many neighborhoods in the Seattle area can be dizzying. Find resources below to help with your search.

Discover the community

Walk Score

 One of my favorite web sites for researching Seattle neighborhoods. Type in any address, zip code, or neighborhood from the main page and a google map will populate with all the nearby amenities. Coffee shops, gyms, parks, churches, libraries, grocery stores, you name it, and you can find it.

Seattle Neighborhoods

How do you know what to look for if you don’t know what neighborhood you are in? Neighborhood maps are a great place to start.

Seattle Farmers Markets

Seattle has one of the best network of local farmer’s markets. Find the one nearest you.


Want to see the latest traveling exhibit or example of local Seattle art, look no further.

Seattle Off Leash Parks

Fido is family, so make sure you are close to some of the happiest places on earth.

Neighborhood Crime Maps

A variety of crime maps showing 911 responses, crime reports and statistics for any Seattle Neighborhood.

Seattle Weekly

What’s going on this weekend? Find out all there is going on this week.


Seattle is almost as famous for its traffic as it is for its coffee. Check out current traffic conditions, WSDOT cameras and expected closures.

King County Metro

Find a bus route, plan a trip on KC Metro, download an app to make it all easier, check out fares and schedules.


Seattle Department of Construction and Inspection

Ever wonder if a neighborhood is in a slide area, how close it is to a heron refuge, or how it might fare in a quake? Well, here you go. Zoom into any neighborhood and use the check boxes on the left of the screen to see what kind of environmental concerns might exist.


When researching a home, it’s good to know if work has been permitted or if the work has been done as a weekend project by the previous owner. From this page you can look up an address and find out what permits were pulled for any home.

King County Parcel Viewer

Ever wonder if that fence is on your side of the property or the neighbors? This isn’t a perfect tool, but it does provide and overview of any parcel to show where the county believes the lot lines run.

Neighborhood Blogs