The area was once named Atlantic City, and had many of its namesake’s features, including a pier and bathhouse. In the early 1900s, Rainier Beach was one of the most desirable areas in this region. By 1907, the city of Seattle had annexed the city. When the Lake Washington Shipping Canal was cut ten years later, the lake level dropped nine feet, causing one of Rainier Beach’s rivers to disappear and Pritchard Island to turn in to a peninsula.
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Seattle's International District is home to a thriving Pan-Asian American community offering unique retail stores, cuisine and a wonderful infusion of different cultures. This neighborhood is located just East of the Union Train Station and Northeast of Seattle's football and baseball stadiums (Century Link Field and Safeco Field, respectfully).
Being adjacent to Downtown Seattle, the International District is a convenient location with easy access to many of Seattle's great downtown amenities. With the arrival of Paul Allen's Vulcan corporate headquarters in 2000, the International District has seen continual development and growth.
Rental housing available primarily consists of medium- to large-, low to midrise apartment complexes mixed with private condominium properties. There are also a large number of older, vintage properties that offer very affordable housing options in this area.