The complete neighborhood

The Willet is located in the west edge of the University District where Portage Bay, the U-District and the Wallingford neighborhoods meet. This community merges academia with the uberrecreational Lake Union and Burke-Gilman trail. It's a walkable, connected and adventurous location.

Neighborhood Trail Image

The Willet is located within a few blocks of the famous Burke-Gilliam Trail, one of the best paved urban trail systems in the country.  

See the Trail

Places to Grab a Bite

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    Portage Bay Cafe

    4130 Roosevelt Way NE
    Seattle, WA 98105

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    Xi'an Noodles

    5259 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

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    U District Farmers Market

    University Way NE between 50th & 52nd, 98105

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    Morsel

    4754 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

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    Thai Tom

    4543 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

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    Voula's Offshore Cafe

    658 NE Northlake Way
    Seattle, WA 98105

Food from everywhere

The University District and the adjacent Wallingford neighborhood has some of the most affordable and diverse food options in all of Seattle with cuisine from the Middle and Far East to Central and South America.  

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Living active at the willet

Lake Union Kayak
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    District Yoga

    4143 University Way NE #300, Seattle, WA 98105

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    U District YMCA

    5003 12th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

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    Pocock Rowing Center

    3320 Fuhrman Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

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    UW Intramural Activities Center

    3924 Montlake Blvd NE, Seattle, WA 98195

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    Pure Barre

    4552 11th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

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    Aqua Verde Paddle Club

    1307 NE Boat St, Seattle, WA
    98105

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    Core Power Yoga

    4535 12th Ave NE A, Seattle, WA 98105

Places to stock-up

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    Trader Joes

    4555 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

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    Safeway

    4732 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

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    Trinity Market

    4301 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

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    Whole Foods

    1026 NE 64th St, Seattle, WA 98115

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    Portage Bay Grange

    4110 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

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    Bartell Drugs

    4344 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Shopping in the neighborhood

Shopping in the U-District ranges from small storefront shops along The Ave and 45th Street to the ultra fancy University Village Shopping just down the hill.  Everything you could ever need is within 1-mile of your home.  On Saturday, stop by one of Seattle's best farmer's markets just blocks away.