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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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  • Dirty and graffiti everywhere. I guess it'd be cool if I was a younger college student, but as an adult who lives in a beautiful larger city, I was dismayed at how dirty this area was.  more »
  • U D offers some smart shops as well as some fancy eateries worth the trip here Top of our list is Din Tai Fung restaurant re the taiwanese dumplings place where your wait for a simple seat could take ...  more »
  • The U-District is a great place to go if you're hungry. There are some very good Indian restaurants, as well as good places for vegetarian food. Multiple places to find good coffee. And the people wat...  more »