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University District, Seattle

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The University District is a district of neighborhoods in Seattle, Washington, so named because the main campus of the University of Washington is located there. The UW moved in two years after the area was annexed to Seattle, while much of the area was still clear cut forest or stump farmland. The district of neighborhoods grew with the university to become like a smaller version of urban American cities.Neighborhoods within the district include University Park, Greek Row, University Heights and the Brooklyn Addition ; as well as the Main, West and North campuses of the University of Washington.LocationLike all Seattle districts, the boundaries of the University District are informal; by common usage, the University District is bounded on the west by Interstate 5; on the east by 25th Avenue NE; on the south by the Lake Washington Ship Canal; and on the north by NE Ravenna Boulevard. It also includes, east of these boundaries, a small district on the north shore of Union Bay, bounded on the north by NE 45th Street and on the east by 35th Avenue NE. This extension consists mainly of the "east campus" and extensive parking lots of the University. Its main commercial street, University Way NE, is known throughout the city as "The Ave" in the "U District".Some parts of the University District have had names of their own. For example, today "University Heights" mainly designates a former school used as a community center, University Heights Center for the Community; a 1905 map shows the name as applying specifically to the area bounded by what are now NE 45th Street to the south, NE 55th Street to the north, Brooklyn Avenue NE to the west, and 15th Avenue NE to the east.
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  • It is a place that seems a mall aboerto ero in reality is a ride where you can find many shops, food places until a place where to buy plants. I loved the place because it allows walking, people-watching, eating, and above all is friendly with pets mainly dogs. It is to all kinds of people walking all kinds of dogs. Fabulous food places and this accommodated to go to the bathroom, etc.
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  • If you want to see the different neighborhoods, this is one to check out. I’d advise you take an Uber from your motel because parking is expensive and you might not want to even entertain the thought ...  more »
  • Cool shops, great food options. Check out Morsel's biscuit shop (name explains it all) and Sureshot coffee if you like rock, pinball, and good coffee.  more »

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