Your Guide to Living in Seattle’s South End
While tourists often flock to the bustling scene of Downtown Seattle, the South End is the perfect place to settle down and call home. The South End is comprised of a multitude of neighborhoods, including Columbia City and Othello, home to Orenda Apartments! This area is known for its global foods, rich history, and cultural scene. Keep reading for our complete guide to living in Seattle’s South End. With Othello scoring an 87 in walkability, you can accomplish most tasks on foot but public transportation is also widely accessible! The Seattle Light Rail stops at Othello Station, just steps away from Orenda Apartment’s front door. Because Othello has been a landing point for global newcomers for over 100 years, the variety of cuisines you’ll find in our neighborhood is endless! Whether you’re in the mood for Mexican, Ethiopian, or Vietnamese food, take your tastebuds on a trip to one of the nearby globally-inspired restaurants! Some of our favorites include Columbia City Bakery for gourmet French pastries and Island Soul Rum Bar & Soul Shack for Caribbean-inspired soul food! The South End is proud to be home to many small businesses including our go-to place for unique home goods and gifts, Columbia City Boutique. Our favorite rainy day activity is browsing local Northwestern artist’s work at the Old Hotel Art Gallery in Othello. For a little free fun, stop by the Othello Community Museum to learn about our neighborhood’s rich history! Just an 8-minute drive from Orenda Apartments is PCC Community Market, our neighborhood co-op where you can shop locally sourced, seasonal goods. One of South End’s most famous attractions is The Georgetown Trailer Park Mall. Find handmade, custom clothing, home decor, body products, and more! We suggest you spend some time walking around this place, you never know what treasures you may stumble across. Seattle’s South End provides the perfect blend of city life and serenity! We invite you to take some time to explore the surrounding area of Orenda Apartments so you will love calling this place home just as much as we do! For more tips and information on the South End scene from local events, to dining favorites, shopping, seasonal recreation and entertainment bookmark this blog or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.
Your Guide to Living in Othello in Seattle's South End