Components of a Livable Neighborhood

Civic Boot Camp: Livable Neighborhood participants divided into groups to discuss the general components of a livable neighborhood and rated them on a scale from low to high livability in South Lake Union. Here are some of the themes from the discussion:

High Livability
  • Walkability – sidewalks, pedestrian-friendly, businesses in walking distance
  • Public safety
  • Cafes/coffee shops
Average Livability
  • Parks- open space, green space, gardens
  • Clean air and water
  • Art
Low Livability
  • Public transportation
  • Entertainment – nightlife
  • Schools
  • Housing – Affordable housing, single-family housing
  • Grocery stores
  • Inclusion and diversity – mixed-income, accessibility, multi-generation, families
  • Community gathering spaces