Seattle Met magazine has put out their annual “hottest neighborhoods” list and once-again, Columbia City made the cut:
The Next Hot Ticket
44% own • 56% rent • $52,528 household income
This southern Seattle neighborhood has seen a particularly steep increase in home sale price, up nearly 12 percent from this time last year. “Columbia City is much more hip than it used to be,” says agent Michael Ackerman. “People buy there because they like the flavor and diversity of the neighborhood.” This includes newer million-dollar properties built on the hills above older communities of bungalows and Craftsman homes.
Not as remote as West Seattle, but far enough south to be considered a sort of sovereign community, Columbia City has a cozy, walkable main drag, cultural happenings at the Columbia City Theater, elite brunching at Geraldine’s, and a convenient light rail stop. Last year saw 144 homes sold here, and as interest continues to grow, buying and renting get more competitive with each passing year.