Median Sale Price $801k • Sale Price Change YoY 22.3% • Homes Sold in 2017 264 • Median Rent $2,628 • Walk Score 84 • Transit Score 58
WELCOME TO FREMONT
For years, North 36th Avenue, the commercial center of Fremont, remained relatively unaffected by new development compared to its neighbors. The stretch is lined with old bike tinkerers, hippie shops, midcentury houses turned into coffee shops, and Thai restaurants. But the recent upzone changes things, clearing the way for taller mixed-use residential buildings among (and, in many cases, in place of) the mixed-and-matched commercial tableau. Case in point: Modern Korean gem Revel, until recently housed in an unassuming old one-story building, will soon find itself on the ground floor of a shiny new condominium. But fret not. The reliably weird Center of the Universe should weather the coming developments and still appear weird on the other end. Plus, its hillside micro neighborhoods of incongruous streets and hidden stairways remain atop the list of Seattle’s most unique and sought-after residential zones.