There’s a good reason why Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. From a diverse population to a flourishing economy, it’s a hotbed of growth and opportunity. But, while our beloved City boasts tons of amazing spots to live, work, and play in, there is one area that rises above the rest — the Seattle Waterfront. It’s truly a spectacular neighborhood to live in and we at Cyrene Apartments are here to explain why!

A Culturally Significant History

A Culturally Significant History of seattle's waterfront

Long before there were high rises, Ferris wheels, the Seahawks, or luxury Downtown Seattle apartments, there was a rich history of ingenuity, development, and expansion. There are many pivotal Waterfront events that have shaped Seattle into the city it is today:

  • Before the arrival of settlers in the 1800s, the Waterfront was home to the Duwamish Native American tribe led by Chief Seattle.
  • The Waterfront was nearly completely destroyed in the Great Seattle Fire of 1889.
  • After a rebuild in the 1890s, Seattle Waterfront became a portal to Alaskan gold rush.
  • In the early 1900s, the City and Waterfront became a hub of commerce.
  • Since the 1960s, the Waterfront has enjoyed a reputation as the main tourist attraction

Additionally, it’s worth mentioning that the Waterfront is currently the subject of an incredible renaissance making it one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in all of Seattle!

A Fantastically Convenient Location

A Fantastically Convenient Location of downtown seattle apartments

“Convenient” might be an understatement. Given the Waterfront makes it super easy to access the best features Seattle, we would venture to say that it’s the best location in the world (okay, that may be an exaggeration, but you get the point.) Besides being a gateway to the stunning Puget Sound, it’s also a neighborhood near major transportation arteries including Highway 99 and Interstate 5. Plus, the public transportation options are plentiful. This all makes it a cinch to get to Seattle’s biggest employers including Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, and Google.

Exciting Changes and a Promising Future

Exciting Changes and a Promising Future of Seattle's Waterfront

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Remember when we mentioned an incredible renaissance a bit ago? It’s a massive 22-block renovation project. The plans include several Seattle Waterfront enhancements, some of which have already been completed or are in the process of being completed. This encompasses improving Pike Place Market, developing 20 acres of beautiful new public spaces, constructing a safe and wildlife-friendly seawall, and much more.

Pike Place Market Is Right There

Pike Place Market Crown Jewel of Seattle's Waterfront

Pike Place Market deserves a special mention as the crown jewel of Seattle. Open since 1907, it’s one of the longest-running public farmers’ markets in the country. Every year, over 10 million people visit the Market to enjoy everything from fresh flowers and foods to vintage clothing and magic kits. Not to mention, recent improvements include a better connection to the Seattle Waterfront, new vendor stalls, and a gorgeous public space with views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.

Unbelievable Happy Hours

Best Happy Hours in Downtown Seattle, Near Cyrene Apartments

The Waterfront is great for imbibing! It’s overflowing with first-rate restaurants and bars offering up killer deals on unique bites and sips. For example, Radiator Whiskey will delight you with free popcorn, and a wide variety of whiskeys and whiskey cocktails. Also, the Alibi Room delights patrons with cocktails and thin crust pizzas in a cool, speakeasy vibe. This is barely the tippy top of the iceberg, so you can understand why the Seattle Waterfront is ideal for drinks and good times with friends!

Amazing Spas

6 of the Best Salons and Spas in Downtown Seattle

Everyone loves to be a little pampered. But, as you might know, not all pampering is created equal. It’s important to know that you’re not walking into a bad massage or mani-pedi. Fortunately, you can rest assured that the Waterfront neighborhood is teeming with Seattle’s top spas. You can confidently treat yourself at wonderful spots such as Spa Noir, Anaya Spa Seattle, and PediWorx.

Fabulous Concert Venues

Best Concert Venues in Seattle Are Right Near Cyrene

Music is kind of a big deal in Seattle. Not only is the City a breeding ground for the world’s most talented musicians, but also it’s where the biggest music acts love to perform. There are many downtown venues just minutes from the Seattle Waterfront:

  • The 90-year-old Paramount Theater is arguably the most famous venue and features various concerts and Broadway performances.
  • The Triple Door showcases dinner and a show in an intimate and jazzy ambiance.
  • Benaroya Hall is known for the Seattle Symphony and a state-of-the-art sound system.
  • The iconic Showbox at the Market features all kinds of musical performances from rock to burlesque.

And, of Course, Luxurious Downtown Seattle Apartments!

Just in case it wasn’t clear, we at Cyrene call the Waterfront home. We couldn’t imagine another place that’s perfect for a luxurious living experience. When our residents aren’t experiencing an awesome City, they’re able to retreat to a community completely centered on them.

In addition to phenomenal apartment homes that exquisitely utilize space and modern designs, we provide purposeful amenities aimed at maximizing convenience and comfort. With three lounge areas, a well-appointed rooftop clubroom, fitness center and yoga studio, three floors of controlled-access parking, and a rooftop terrace with epic views of the Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound, and Elliot Bay, our tenants pretty much have all they need right at their fingertips!

Whenever we get the opportunity to share the Waterfront story, we take advantage of it. We’re proud of our beloved community and have no doubt that you’d feel the same way if it were your home. We’re certain that you’d be hard-pressed to find another neighborhood with such a lush history and bright future!

Believe it or not, there’s actually A LOT more to explore in our neck of the woods! Get in touch with Cyrene Apartments to learn more about living life on the Seattle Waterfront!