Find your YES

Discover a community where everyone’s invited. A neighborhood known for its reimagined housing, eclectic arts, sweeping views and pocket parks for all.

Find yourself internationally at home. Bump into a dozen languages. Dine on ethnic eats. Our culture thrives on the diversity of our residents.

Yesler’s evolving to offer more housing opportunities than ever. Some call it a community of the future—actively connected to its origins where everyone belongs.

The best of all Seattle worlds

Come as you are, but prepare to be transported. Our little refuge is jam-packed with international flair, just steps (or a streetcar ride) away from everything Seattle. Explore the map to learn more about our neighborhood. 

Central Area

Historically African-American neighborhood known for vibrant ethnic eateries, culture and art.


1.6 miles


The city’s urban core with skyscrapers, world-class cultural venues, sophisticated restaurants, and the beloved Pike Place Market.


.8 miles

Pioneer Square

Oldest historic district with charming cafes and art galleries; busiest after dark with dance clubs and live music.


.6 miles

International District

Urban area alive with Asian-American culture, dim sum restaurants, noodle bars, quirky shops and karaoke bars.


.4 miles

Little Saigon

Vibrant community celebrating Vietnamese and Southeast Asian history, cuisine and culture.


.5 miles

Capitol Hill

Diverse, happening district with hip bars, eateries, gay clubs, indie stores, nightlife and coffee shops.


1.7 miles

First Hill

Quiet, tree-lined community of historic mansions and high-rise apartments, intermingling with top hospitals.


.6 miles

South Lake Union

Hub of Amazon and dozens of biotech companies; packed with buzzing shops, restaurants, green space and water access.


1.9 miles

Say YES to the neighborhood

Say yes to quick commutes, creative public spaces and unquestionably good cuisine. There are so many reasons Yesler is the place to live, work and play.

Live in the YES

Yesler was built with an open door. Explore exciting housing opportunities in all sizes, styles and price ranges.

Batik is a home in harmony with community, nature and neighborhood. A dynamic part of the new Yesler, it is filled with soulful amenities that invite you to relax, recharge and restore.

Located in the vibrant Yesler neighborhood, Cascara feels like a national park reinterpreted as an apartment community, celebrating the great outdoors.
A pet-happy, walk-friendly, view-loving community, Cypress was designed to nurture the natural. Think expansive sunny roof decks and lush courtyards with pretty park views.
Located at the intersection of Boren and Yesler, Wayfarer pays homage to the history of Seattle; celebrating and reinterpreting the historic past through creative expression within a modern building.

Our history

Yesler has a rich history of bringing people together. Today, we continue that tradition with a community that invites and delights with inclusion and innovation.

Looking back, envisioning the future

Nearly 80 years ago, Yesler became the nation’s first racially integrated, publicly subsidized housing development. In 2006, it became clear that more than 500 aging homes needed to be replaced. That’s when the Seattle Housing Authority began conversing with residents, neighbors, city officials, and partners about transforming the neighborhood. 
Photo courtesy of the Seattle Housing Authority.

In the following years, a revitalization began, providing new housing and economic opportunities for people of all income levels and cultural identities. Now, we continue to build a neighborhood where everyone benefits. The future’s bright in Yesler. Come along!

Six fun things to do around the neighborhood