Your Neighborhood Guide

The Many Sides of Seattle

The greater Seattle area and the Eastside have plenty to offer, so Irma and Lio have put together this quick guide to neighborhoods in the region.

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Northeast Seattle

Comprised of Ravenna, Hawthorne Hills, View Ridge, Wedgwood, Maple Leaf, and Northgate, along with Lake Washington waterfront neighborhoods such as Laurelhurst, Magnuson Park, and Lake City, Northeast Seattle is a vibrant and varied region of the city. From tree-lined suburbs to the bustling U District, Northeast Seattle offers its residents flexibility and choice.

Commute times:

  • Downtown Seattle: 15 minutes
  • Bellevue: 20 minutes
  • Kirkland: 20 minutes
  • Redmond: 25 minutes
  • Bothell: 30 minutes
Northeast Seattle
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Ballard, Fremont & Magnolia

These quirky, iconic neighborhoods ooze the Seattle spirit. From the famous Ballard locks to off-the-beaten-path coffee shops and boutiques in Fremont, this collection of neighborhoods (and the wider area surrounding them) is perfect for those looking for the quintessential PNW life.

Commute times:

  • DowntownSeattle: 15 minutes
  • Bellevue: 30 minutes
  • Kirkland: 30 minutes
  • Redmond: 35 minutes
  • Bothell: 40 minutes
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Central Seattle

Encompassing areas like Central District, First Hill, Madrona and more, central Seattle is the place to be if you want to be close to everything. Near enough to make downtown accessible without being in the thick of it, this area is ideal for those who want to get out and explore all corners of the city.

Commute times:

  • DowntownSeattle: 9 minutes
  • Bellevue: 20 minutes
  • Kirkland: 20 minutes
  • Redmond: 25 minutes
  • Bothell: 25 minutes
Central Seattle
South Lake Union

South Lake Union (SLU)

Right in the heart of downtown, South Lake Union is packed full of high rises and the best of city life. Complete with swanky restaurants, trendy bistros and tons of local attractions, SLU is the place to be if you’re looking for the buzz of city life.

Commute times:

  • DowntownSeattle: 6 minutes
  • Bellevue: 16 minutes
  • Kirkland: 20 minutes
  • Redmond: 26 minutes
  • Bothell: 30 minutes
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West Seattle

Perhaps best known for Alki Beach, West Seattle is a laid-back paradise. With stunning views of downtown Seattle, local shops and restaurants, and easy access to t he water and outdoor activities, West Seattle is a great neighborhood for those who want to take it easy.

Commute times:

  • DowntownSeattle: 30 minutes
  • Bellevue: 40 minutes
  • Kirkland: 50 minutes
  • Redmond: 55 minutes
  • Bothell: 55 minutes
West Seattle
Bellevue

Bellevue

Home to plenty of tech companies and a thriving downtown, Bellevue is a calmer alternative to sometimes hectic Seattle. With the highly-rated Lake Washington School District, Bellevue is a perfect city for balancing family and career.

Commute times:

  • DowntownSeattle: 16 minutes
  • Kirkland: 12 minutes
  • Redmond: 15 minutes
  • Bothell: 20 minutes
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Kirkland

Calm, quiet and collected, Kirkland benefits from stunning views of Lake Washington and a rising tech presence. With easy access to other Eastside cities and only a short drive from Seattle, Kirkland is the place to be if you want to leave the noise behind.

Commute times:

  • DowntownSeattle: 22 minutes
  • Bellevue: 16 minutes
  • Redmond: 18 minutes
  • Bothell: 15 minutes
Kirkland
Redmond

Redmond

Home to Microsoft, Nintendo of America and numerous game and tech companies, Redmond has established itself as a regional hub for tech jobs. Located outside of bustling Seattle, Redmond is perfect for those pursuing tech careers who want a little more room to spread out.

Commute times:

  • DowntownSeattle: 22 minutes
  • Bellevue: 16 minutes
  • Kirkland: 12 minutes
  • Bothell: 14 minutes

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– Karielle Brugman
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– Steevo

Decades of

Service, Hundreds

of Happy Clients

“She took us on a several month journey to find the right home and was supportive along the way and listened to our concerns. ”
– Karielle Brugman
“She always went above and beyond to answer any little question we had, connect us to the right people, and steer us in the right direction. She was always very quick to respond, knowledgeable, and professional, and was a real pleasure to work with.”
– Jessica Efta
“Irma connected me with the people I needed to whip my first home into shape so it could sell FAST! It was on the market for 3 days and brought in multiple offers. Lio did market research to identify the right price point to enter the market.”
– Royce Bixby
“Irma has been my agent for over a dozen real estate transactions, and there's a reason: she is knowledgeable, hard working, and honest.”
– Steevo
“Irma and Lio are the best at what they do, hands down. They are the first people we call with any real estate need.”
– Ingrid Miller
“You won’t go wrong hiring Irma & Lio Suntay to buy or sell your home! We used them for both selling one of our 2 homes & in buying our new home. They sold our home in 5 days! FIVE! That’s how great they are at what they do!”
– Julie Engberg - Kinney
“Irma and Lio are wonderful. They were both exceptionally hardworking and committed in our search to find a home. They guided us expertly throughout the process, were always available when we needed them, and helped us overcome several obstacles along the way. ”
– Zoe Schagrin
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