The numbers don’t lie: the Seattle Chinatown International District is a great place to do business and it’s only getting better. With incoming transit and a prime downtown-adjacent location, this neighborhood is growing and your business can grow with it. Take advantage of our affordable rates and engaged community.
THE LOWEST RETAIL RENTS IN DOWNTOWN, with spaces renting from $10–$20/SF, make the Chinatown International District an attractive place to bring your business!1
MORE THAN 25,000 BUS AND RAIL PASSENGERS getting on and off in the Chinatown International District every day!2
MORE THAN 244,000 PEOPLE working just steps away from the Chinatown International District’s retail core!3
244,749 DOWNTOWN EMPLOYEES work within a short walking distance of the retail core of the Chinatown International District, offering restaurants and businesses access to the region’s highest concentration of employees.4
35,197 RESIDENTS live within a one-mile radius of the Chinatown International District.5 Major zoning changes coming in 2011 will potentially add another 7,000 new residential units in the Chinatown ID and South Downtown area in the future.6 The Chinatown ID is quickly becoming one of Seattle’s fastest-growing neighborhoods — and is attracting a younger, urban customer base.
MORE THAN 45,000 VISITORS patronize the Chinatown International District’s cultural institutions annually, reinforcing how the neighborhood is a major cultural destination for the region and the world.7
MORE THAN 3 MILLION SPORTS FANS visit the neighborhood every year to cheer on the Sounders, Mariners and Seahawks!8 An additional 400,000 visitors attend a variety of special events at the nearby Qwest Field and Exhibition Hall, creating a steady stream of customers for Chinatown ID businesses.9
ROUGHLY 2,600 PEDESTRIANS cross 5th Avenue South at South Weller Street on an average day to find goods, meals and services in the Chinatown ID.10
NEARLY 70 BUS LINES carry more than 16,500 Metro daily bus passengers to and from the Chinatown ID every day, solidifying the neighborhood as the premier transit hub of the Northwest.11
24,000 PEOPLE ride to downtown Seattle daily on the light rail, which stops every 7 to 10 minutes in the Chinatown International District Station.12
MORE THAN 3,400 PARKING SPACES, located only blocks from I-5 and I-90 off-ramps, offer drivers an easy way to access the neighborhood.13
UNPARALLELED ACCESS to regional and commuter transit, with every form of transportation in Seattle coming through the neighborhood