Mt. Baker became a settled neighborhood in 1905, growing from its roots as a site for sawmills after the trees of nearby neighborhoods had been logged. Later, Sicks’ Stadium made its home in this neighborhood and churned out Northwestern League pennants, as well as concerts by Elvis Presley and Janis Joplin.
Average Rent: $$$
Small Apartment Buildings
Downtown 15 minutes
Eastside 25 minutes
Much of the rental housing available in Leschi is located close to the small downtown core on the shore of Lake Washington. Here you will find some smaller apartment properties as well as duplexes and multiplexes. There are a few mid-century and newer condominium buildings where private rental units periodically come available for rent.
Many of the rental units in this area are single-family homes located along the east-sloping hill facing Lake Washington. This area was primarily developed from the 1920s to the 1950s, which is reflected in the craftsmen and higher-styled homes in this area. Homes are typically more modest then many of the homes north to Capitol Hill and around Madison Park, making the rental rates more affordable for many. The more expensive rental homes will typically have views east to Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains, will be larger remodeled older homes or one of the newer homes constructed in the last ten years.