Lake Union Waterfront Real Estate

Lake Union is a freshwater lake that sits just north of downtown Seattle as well as the name of the community that lies on its east and west shores. It’s primarily surrounded by floating homes, houseboats, vessel marinas and commercial business, though there are surprisingly few waterfront homes, other than some condos that sit on the lake’s east side. It became famous after being spotlighted in the 1990s hit film “Sleepless in Seattle, with Tom Hanks character living in one of the floating homes. Unlike what most people think, understand when you’re looking for Lake Union waterfront real estate that these aren’t houseboats, but rather homes that are permanently attached to a dock, designed to be moved into place once and typically moved again, and are often a part of condominium or cooperative associations.

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Lake Union December 12, 2018
16
Listed
130
Avg. DOM
$992.68
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$424,000
Med. List Price
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2821 Fairview Ave E #12
Seattle, WA 98102
2821 Fairview Ave E #12 Seattle, WA 98102
1 of 24
$3,700,000
Subdivision: Eastlake
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
2,100
BUILT
2016
ON SITE
93Days
MLS ®
1352572
A breathtaking floating home for living in-the-moment, designed with the precision of a Swiss watch. A stunning Living and Dining Room and Gourmet Kitchen with a 270-degree view over Lake Union...
2331 Fairview Ave E #K
Seattle, WA 98102
Open House
2331 Fairview Ave E #K Seattle, WA 98102
1 of 22
$1,950,000
Subdivision: Eastlake
BEDS
2
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
1,096
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
6Days
MLS ®
1391383
Spectacular newly completed home is the essence of sophisticated waterfront living. SW exposure, roof top deck, enjoy panoramic views from S. Lake Union to Gas Works Park. Wrap around ironwood deck...
2351 Fairview Ave E #A
Seattle, WA 98102
2351 Fairview Ave E #A Seattle, WA 98102
1 of 25
$1,365,000
Subdivision: Eastlake
BEDS
2
BATHS
1
ACRES
0.45
BUILT
1986
ON SITE
49Days
MLS ®
1377429
Unbelievably cool floating home remodeled in 2014 using industrial chic materials like stainless and steel. Large windows in living area are topped by beautiful clerestory windows that fill that...
2731 Fairview Ave E #1
Seattle, WA 98102
2731 Fairview Ave E #1 Seattle, WA 98102
1 of 24
$1,029,900
Subdivision: Eastlake
BEDS
1
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
1,125
BUILT
1976
ON SITE
26Days
MLS ®
1387322
Floating on Lake Union, this blue jewel box in Eastlake is one of Seattle's coolest pads: where the Pac NW lifestyle stylishly combines w/retro cool & industrial chic. Your own gated, private dock...
2235 Fairview Ave E #6
Seattle, WA 98102
Open House
2235 Fairview Ave E #6 Seattle, WA 98102
1 of 25
$925,000 ( $120,000 )
Subdivision: Seattle
BEDS
1
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
880
BUILT
1971
ON SITE
157Days
MLS ®
1312757
Lovingly cared for Floating Home warms your heart & fills your soul. Amazing spaces to entertain, party, dine or relax in partially enclosed mid-deck. Covered back deck wraps around with tons of...
2025 Fairview Ave E #Q
Seattle, WA 98102
2025 Fairview Ave E #Q Seattle, WA 98102
1 of 18
$799,000 ( $100,000 )
Subdivision: Eastlake
BEDS
1
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
800
BUILT
1983
ON SITE
148Days
MLS ®
1328657
Lake Union is swarming with holiday fun! From kayaking carolers to the holiday ship parades to watch from your roof top, Eastlake is buzzing. Custom kitchen cabinets, artful built in kitchen table...
2420 Westlake Ave N #8
Seattle, WA 98109
2420 Westlake Ave N #8 Seattle, WA 98109
1 of 17
$699,000
Subdivision: Lake Union
BEDS
2
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
700
BUILT
1920
ON SITE
35Days
MLS ®
1384096
Walk half way down this unassuming floating home dock and you will find a treasure in slip #8. This cozy two bedroom/one bathroom floating home is equipped with refinished wood floors, newly...
2301 Fairview Ave E #105
Seattle, WA 98102
2301 Fairview Ave E #105 Seattle, WA 98102
1 of 6
$449,000 ( $11,000 )
Condo: Union Harbor
BEDS
1
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
650
BUILT
1968
ON SITE
36Days
MLS ®
1384253
Welcome to Union Harbor. This unit is well-appointed, quiet, and has one of Seattle's most interesting views: over houseboat community to view of lake and Gasworks Park. Swimming pool on the lake...
1818 Westlake Ave N #E16
Seattle, WA 98109
1818 Westlake Ave N #E16 Seattle, WA 98109
1 of 22
$399,000 ( $76,000 )
Subdivision: South Lake Union
BEDS
2
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
575
BUILT
1987
ON SITE
266Days
MLS ®
1258081
Modern styled houseboat in South Lake Union - great investment! Ginger has a clean and comfortable look and feel, and full amenities for a comfortable life on the water. Located close to South...
1818 Westlake Ave N #D5
Seattle, WA 98109
1818 Westlake Ave N #D5 Seattle, WA 98109
1 of 25
$385,000 ( $40,000 )
Subdivision: South Lake Union
BEDS
1
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
475
BUILT
1987
ON SITE
266Days
MLS ®
1258067
Funky houseboat in South Lake Union-Great Investment! Rutabaga has lots of character, and full amenities for a comfortable life on the water. Views of downtown and lake panorama. Located close to...
2143 N Northlake Wy #A-3
Seattle, WA 98103
2143 N Northlake Wy #A-3 Seattle, WA 98103
1 of 17
$315,000
Subdivision: Lake Union
BEDS
1
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
300
BUILT
1984
ON SITE
215Days
MLS ®
1291294
Rare opportunity to own your own moorage on Lake Union! Great houseboat/yacht liveaboard community with gated docks, laundry & shower facilities, parking lot and community gardens. Located adjacent...
2401 N Northlake Wy #D1
Seattle, WA 98103
2401 N Northlake Wy #D1 Seattle, WA 98103
1 of 25
$275,000 ( $10,000 )
Subdivision: Lake Union
BEDS
1
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
212
BUILT
1982
ON SITE
190Days
MLS ®
1296026
"Orca" a charming Seattle Houseboat on north Lake Union, minutes to U of W, Fremont & Wallingford. Walk, bike or bus to everything, located off the Burke Gilman trail, a short distance to Amazon,...
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Lake Union Waterfront Real Estate

The houseboats you’ll find among Lake Union waterfront real estate (of course, they’re actually right on the water and not fronted by it), are generally situated in recreational marinas with quick-disconnect utilities. While they aren’t required to have engines, or to cruise the water, they can be easily moved from one marina to another. Whether you choose a floating home, houseboat or something else, if you enjoy relishing spectacular water views, there’s really no better way to get them than from a home that’s literally on the water – and, you’ll be able to get to that boat or other watercraft much quicker too.

With anyone and everyone coveted Lake Union waterfront real estate, it may be hard to come by, but it’s well-worth the wait. You’ll even have a front row seat for the Christmas Ship Parade of Boats, Fourth of July fireworks and New Year’s Eve celebrations. If you’re especially lucky, you’ll score one with a hot tub on deck too.

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Lake Union Waterfront Real Estate in Seattle, WA