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 April 22, 2019
18
Listed
54
Avg. DOM
$885.18
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$422,000
Med. List Price
18 Properties Found. Showing 1-12
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10 E Roanoke St
Seattle, WA 98102
10 E Roanoke St Seattle, WA 98102
1 of 24
$2,400,000
Subdivision: Eastlake
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
1,885
BUILT
1982
ON SITE
6Days
MLS ®
1438850
Hurry this one won't last! Sought after Roanoke Reef floating home with large boat moorage and two garage parking spots. Water views from every room! Appealing open design with generous living room,...
2219 Fairview Ave E #9
Seattle, WA 98102
2219 Fairview Ave E #9 Seattle, WA 98102
1 of 25
$1,700,000
Subdivision: Eastlake
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
ACRES
0.67
BUILT
1973
ON SITE
6Days
MLS ®
1441626
Spacious Contemporary Floating Home w/ owned moorage on Lake Union in Dox-Coop. Rare 3 bdrms & 2.25 bths + den. Reverse floor plan, open living and dining room w/hardwood floors, remodeled kitchen...
2331 Fairview Ave E #K
Seattle, WA 98102
2331 Fairview Ave E #K Seattle, WA 98102
1 of 19
$1,635,000
Subdivision: Eastlake
BEDS
2
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
1,096
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
109Days
MLS ®
1397764
Spectacular newly built floating 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...
1213 E Shelby St #17
Seattle, WA 98102
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1213 E Shelby St #17 Seattle, WA 98102
1 of 23
$1,500,000
Subdivision: Portage Bay
BEDS
1
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
848
BUILT
1970
ON SITE
25Days
MLS ®
1430999
Rare end of dock opportunity in Lake Union's Portage Bay! This is your chance to live in an incredible floating enclave at the base of Shelby St. Enjoy the boat parade, views of Montlake Bridge & UW....
1214 E Hamlin St #8
Seattle, WA 98102
1214 E Hamlin St #8 Seattle, WA 98102
1 of 25
$1,495,000
Subdivision: Portage Bay
BEDS
2
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
1,158
BUILT
1971
ON SITE
25Days
MLS ®
1429905
Come aboard and love your life on this fun floating home wrapped in the sun-kissed views of sparkling Portage Bay. Enjoy all the playful activities waterfront living has to offer with magical...
2731 Fairview Ave E #1
Seattle, WA 98102
2731 Fairview Ave E #1 Seattle, WA 98102
1 of 24
$975,000 ( $54,900 )
Subdivision: Eastlake
BEDS
1
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
1,125
BUILT
1976
ON SITE
157Days
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...
2401 N Northlake Wy #B-18
Seattle, WA 98103
2401 N Northlake Wy #B-18 Seattle, WA 98103
1 of 25
$499,000
Subdivision: Lake Union
BEDS
2
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
812
BUILT
1984
ON SITE
14Days
MLS ®
1436319
Andante'! Enjoy life at a different pace in this beautifully restored Houseboat, (buyer to verify slip w/marina mgr who will be moving houseboat to the West Dock). Andante has 2 bedrooms, master...
2301 Fairview Ave E #408
Seattle, WA 98102
2301 Fairview Ave E #408 Seattle, WA 98102
1 of 19
$490,000
Condo: Union Harbor
BEDS
1
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
635
BUILT
1968
ON SITE
34Days
MLS ®
1418081
Top floor city view condo on Lake Union with guest boat moorage. Southern exposure and big windows let in ample light into the main living area. Updated galley kitchen with breakfast bar and dining...
2040 Westlake Ave N #5
Seattle, WA 98109
2040 Westlake Ave N #5 Seattle, WA 98109
1 of 25
$445,000
Subdivision: Lake Union
BEDS
2
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
1,040
BUILT
1996
ON SITE
39Days
MLS ®
1417881
Ahh, Come aboard "im-Possible Dream," wonderful Seattle Houseboat warms your heart & soul. Turn-key fully furnished houseboat W/everything! Located in a perfect location, minutes to downtown,...
1818 Westlake Ave N #E16
Seattle, WA 98109
1818 Westlake Ave N #E16 Seattle, WA 98109
1 of 22
$399,000
Subdivision: South Lake Union
BEDS
2
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
575
BUILT
1987
ON SITE
19Days
MLS ®
1433963
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...
2301 Fairview Ave E #105
Seattle, WA 98102
2301 Fairview Ave E #105 Seattle, WA 98102
1 of 8
$389,000 ( $20,000 )
Condo: Union Harbor
BEDS
1
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
650
BUILT
1968
ON SITE
50Days
MLS ®
1418357
Now vacant waterfront unit is well appointed, quiet and has interesting views: over a houseboat community to view Lake Union & Gasworks park. Swimming pool on the lake side built over the water....
1818 Westlake Ave N #D5
Seattle, WA 98109
1818 Westlake Ave N #D5 Seattle, WA 98109
1 of 25
$385,000
Subdivision: South Lake Union
BEDS
1
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
475
BUILT
2014
ON SITE
19Days
MLS ®
1433956
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...
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Listing information last updated on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 4:22 AM PST.

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