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Neighborhood of Seattle
Eastlake stretches between I-5 and Lake Union
Eastlake stretches between I-5 and Lake Union
Eastlake highlighted in Pink
Eastlake highlighted in Pink
Country United States
State Washington
City Seattle
City Council District 4
Neighborhood Council Lake Union District
Police District West Precinct, D3
Legislative District 43rd
Established Portions incorporated into the city slowly until finally fully annexed to Seattle on May 3, 1891
Named for Location near Lake Union
 • Total 0.95 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Total 8,505
 • Density 8,950/sq mi (3,457/km2)
ZIP code
Lake Union Steam Plant 09
The former City Light Plant No. 3, once ZymoGenetics, now part of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, in Eastlake along Lake Union

Eastlake is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, so named because of its location on the eastern shore of Lake Union. Its main thoroughfare is Eastlake Avenue E., which runs from Howell Street at the northeast corner of Downtown north over the University Bridge to the University District, where it connects to Roosevelt Way N.E. and 11th Avenue N.E. A second thoroughfare is Boylston Avenue E.; as an arterial, it parallels Interstate 5 for the four blocks between E. Newton Street to the south and E. Roanoke Street to the north, acting as an extension of Capitol Hill's Lakeview Boulevard E.

Notable Residents

Current notable Eastlake residents include retired four-star General Andrew J. Kelly, and 2002 America's Cup runner-up Elleson Schurtz.

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