The Cairns

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South Lake Union, WA Neighborhood Information

In South Lake Union, you really can live in the land of modern opportunity. Home to Amazon and some of the biggest names in biotech, South Lake Union is an urban hub that’s perfect for any professional. This vibrant neighborhood is walkable and bike-friendly, offering easy access to the many bars, cafés, and delicious food trucks that line the streets. Scenic Lake Union Park is full of entertainment options, whether you’re going back in time at the Museum of History & Industry or renting a kayak and floating along the coast. Here, you have all the options to live a life filled with culture and curiosity.  

Neighborhood Highlights

Convenient Community

In the retail space just below our community, you will find Café Torino, an Italian-inspired café and Feierabend, a traditional pub serving authentic German comfort food and beer.

Dance, Dance

If you enjoy a vibrant nightlife, make sure to check out clubs such as LO-FI Performance Gallery, Unicorn, or The Baltic Room–all just a short ride away.

Waterfront Recreation

Spend a day on Lake Union kayaking, paddleboarding, sailing, or taking in the views at this favorite outdoor recreation spot.

Fancy Foodie

Canlis has been a landmark fine-dining destination since the 1950s, serving up top-quality food, amazing service, and premium views with a formal dress code to match.

Sweet Tooth

If you’re craving something sweet, Top Pot Doughnuts serves up handmade artisanal doughnuts that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Gardens Galore

Experience nature without venturing far at Washington Park Arboretum, UW Botanic Gardens, and the Seattle Japanese Garden—each less than five miles away.

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