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Six homes for sale along Metro route 106

From Renton to downtown Seattle

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Metro route 106 runs between Renton and downtown, but since it never touches a freeway, it’s a workhorse commuter bus for a whole lot of neighborhoods in between. And since it hits a whopping five Link light rail stops along its way—that’s the International District, Mount Baker, Columbia City, Othello, and Rainier Beach—it’s a valuable transfer bus, too, giving multiple neighborhoods access to higher-speed transit.

Starting at the International District station, the 106 runs down a relatively straightforward series of arterials: Jackson Street to Rainier Avenue, Rainier to Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, MLK to Henderson Street, Henderson to Renton Avenue.

Those arterials make up the main drags of many a neighborhood: Mount Baker, Columbia City, Hillman City, Rainier Vista, Rainier Beach, and Skyway. It skirts the edges of a couple more, like Squire Park and north Beacon Hill.

We found six notable homes along the route, from cute cottages to standout townhouses.

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1. 1842 S Weller Street Unit 2

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1842 S Weller St
Seattle, WA 98144

This little modern cottage—which appears to be built on subdivided land that used to just be a single-family home—is just one bedroom and 800 square feet, but includes a massive balcony off the bedroom upstairs and a cute, fenced-in yard. It’s listed for $585,000; $5 a month in HOA dues won’t break the bank.

2. 2905 S Adams St

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2905 S Adams St
Seattle, WA 98108

On the edge of Columbia City, this Craftsman-style townhome (technically single-family) was built by green builder Matha Rose, and has three bedrooms, a mud room, and an adorable fenced patio out back. The upper floor has high, vaulted ceilings, and the master has a walk-in closet. It’s listed for $725,000.

3. 4414 Martin Luther King Jr Way S

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4414 Martin Luther King Jr Way S
Seattle, WA 98108

This Columbia City townhouse faces a greenery-lined central courtyard, and has two high-ceilinged bedrooms and a private patio. It’s listed for $574,000.

4. 4525 S Henderson Street Unit 202

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4525 S Henderson St
Seattle, WA 98118

This two-bedroom home in Rainier Beach, built in 1967, stands out from the condo pack with a sleek brick fireplace and a patio overlooking a community yard and garden. The asking price is $295,000; HOA dues are $285 per month.

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5. 10243 65th Avenue S

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10243 65th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98178

This Rainier Beach home, which has been owned by the same family for half a century, is surrounded by a gorgeous on one side and a big water-view deck on the other (plus a small lawn below). It has three bedrooms, plus a high-ceilinged unfinished basement. It’s listed for $635,000.

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6. 12012 Renton Ave S

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12012 Renton Ave S
Seattle, WA 98178

Down in Skyway, this little—790 square feet—two-bedroom rambler is listed for $389,000. While the house is little (although not cramped-looking), it has a large, hilly, fenced backyard.

1. 1842 S Weller Street Unit 2

1842 S Weller St, Seattle, WA 98144

This little modern cottage—which appears to be built on subdivided land that used to just be a single-family home—is just one bedroom and 800 square feet, but includes a massive balcony off the bedroom upstairs and a cute, fenced-in yard. It’s listed for $585,000; $5 a month in HOA dues won’t break the bank.

1842 S Weller St
Seattle, WA 98144

2. 2905 S Adams St

2905 S Adams St, Seattle, WA 98108

On the edge of Columbia City, this Craftsman-style townhome (technically single-family) was built by green builder Matha Rose, and has three bedrooms, a mud room, and an adorable fenced patio out back. The upper floor has high, vaulted ceilings, and the master has a walk-in closet. It’s listed for $725,000.

2905 S Adams St
Seattle, WA 98108

3. 4414 Martin Luther King Jr Way S

4414 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, WA 98108

This Columbia City townhouse faces a greenery-lined central courtyard, and has two high-ceilinged bedrooms and a private patio. It’s listed for $574,000.

4414 Martin Luther King Jr Way S
Seattle, WA 98108

4. 4525 S Henderson Street Unit 202

4525 S Henderson St, Seattle, WA 98118
Via Faira.com

This two-bedroom home in Rainier Beach, built in 1967, stands out from the condo pack with a sleek brick fireplace and a patio overlooking a community yard and garden. The asking price is $295,000; HOA dues are $285 per month.

4525 S Henderson St
Seattle, WA 98118

5. 10243 65th Avenue S

10243 65th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178
Via GBK

This Rainier Beach home, which has been owned by the same family for half a century, is surrounded by a gorgeous on one side and a big water-view deck on the other (plus a small lawn below). It has three bedrooms, plus a high-ceilinged unfinished basement. It’s listed for $635,000.

10243 65th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98178

6. 12012 Renton Ave S

12012 Renton Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178

Down in Skyway, this little—790 square feet—two-bedroom rambler is listed for $389,000. While the house is little (although not cramped-looking), it has a large, hilly, fenced backyard.

12012 Renton Ave S
Seattle, WA 98178