COLUMBIA CITY REAL ESTATE & HOMES | Neighborhood & Community Info

Columbia City is an up-and-coming area of Seattle whose real estate value continues to grow. It has a small town charm and feel, yet Columbia City has easy access to Seattle just a few minutes’ drive away. With a lot of character and charm, this local area of the Pacific Northwest is a gem hidden in the rough. Some of the best rated eateries Seattle has to offer lay quietly nestled in Columbia City, along with art-walks and other entertainment to indulge in, contributing to its high Walk Score.

Some of the Most Exciting Attractions in Columbia City Include:

Northwest African American Museum
A unique museum that displays and preserves exhibits of the African experience in the Pacific Northwest
Constantly rotating exhibitions, always something new to see
Truly empowering and educational

Columbia City Theater
Built in 1917 for the Jazz boom, and reopened in 2010 – a historical landmark
New musicians, performance art, and shows every weekend
Great place for karaoke, and can be rented out for private parties

Alaska Junction
Formally known as West Seattle Junction, it’s the downtown of West Seattle
Tons of unique shops, restaurants, bars, and nightlife
Activities like bowling, rock climbing and rope courses

Retroactive Kids
Retro toys and games for kids and kids-at-heart
Columbia City Cuts hair salon for your kids, located in the store
DIY and craft activities for the whole family

Housing Trends in Columbia City Real Estate 2014 to 2015 and Beyond:

Most of the Columbia City population is comprised of young professionals who are juggling high city costs, busy lives, and wealth building. Foreign-born urbanites and young families often find this area highly desirable and covet this area for its entertainment, proximity to the city, and its unique subculture. Costs are increasing here so now is the perfect time to settle down on a property.

Some Great Bites I Recommend in the Columbia City Neighborhood:

La Medusa
Fine Sicilian eatery and a local favorite
Made with local organic produce
Seasonal, farmer’s market menu means there’s always something fresh

La Teranga
Unique West African food inspired by Senegalese culture
Relaxed ambiance with music from Senegal
I recommend the thiebou djeun, a spicy fish and vegetable stew

Spice Room
Delicious Thai food with Indian and Chinese options
Reasonable price, could easily become your daily lunch spot
Grab a great take on pad Thai with a tamarind martini and you’re set

Watercress Vietnamese Bistro
Fantastic, authentic Vietnamese fare
Recommended by local alternative paper “The Stranger” and “The Seattle Times” alike
A relaxing place to play pool, watch the game, and soak in the cozy atmosphere

How Far Your Dollar Goes in Columbia City:

Coming soon..

What you can find for around $500k
What you can find for around $1m

Columbia City Websites & Events

Columbia City and Rainier Valley Community
From the next big show at the theater to the weekly farmer’s market, find out what’s going on in your neighborhood at this site.

Columbia City Schools:

High School: Franklin High School, Cleveland High School
Junior Highs: Aki Kurose, Mercer Middle
Elementary Schools: Hawthorne, Kimball, John Muir, Maple, Dearborn Park, Graham Hill

Average of 16 to 1 student/teacher ratio