We checked out the neighborhood where Apple is building a new Seattle campus, just blocks away from Amazon HQ

333 Dexter, the site of Apple's new Seattle campus

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333 Dexter, the site of Apple’s new Seattle campus
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Rosalie Chan

Apple is investing in Seattle in a big way.

As GeekWire originally reported in June, Apple has plans to open up a new office in Seattle, with ambitions to have as many as 2,000 employees lining its hallways within the next five years, as GeekWire reported. That would be up from the some 500 employees Apple currently has in the city.

Notably, this new Seattle campus would make Apple all but neighbors with the city’s other big tech company – the new Apple building is in the heart of the city, mere blocks away from Amazon’s urban headquarters. With Facebook and Google also investing in Seattle, and Microsoft’s headquarters located right outside the city, the talent wars only look to escalate.

On a recent trip to Seattle, I took a look around Apple’s new neighborhood. Take a look:


Apple has announced that it’s expanding its presence in Seattle. I checked out the area where Apple is putting down roots on a recent visit to the city.

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In June, Apple announced that it will pick 333 Dexter Ave. for its new Seattle campus.

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333 Dexter, the site of Apple’s new Seattle campus
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Rosalie Chan

Construction has already begun at this office complex.

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333 Dexter, the site of Apple’s new Seattle campus
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Rosalie Chan

Ultimately, these buildings will be able to hold about 3,000 to 4,500 employees.

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333 Dexter, the site of Apple’s new Seattle campus
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Rosalie Chan

The campus will include two 12-story office towers totaling 630,000 square feet.

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333 Dexter, the site of Apple’s new Seattle campus
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Rosalie Chan

Already, Apple has pledged to have at least 2,000 workers in this office by the end of the year.

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333 Dexter, the site of Apple’s new Seattle campus
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Rosalie Chan

Source: GeekWire


Here’s what the neighborhood looks like.

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333 Dexter, the site of Apple’s new Seattle campus
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Rosalie Chan

You can see Seattle’s famous Space Needle from here.

333 Dexter, the site of Apple's new Seattle campus

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Seattle’s Space Needle
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In fact, it’s only a 15-minute walk away.

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Seattle’s Space Needle
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It’s also close to Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture, which was founded by the late Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen. Seattle has deep ties to Big Tech.

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Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture
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Apple’s new campus will be only an 11 minute walk from Amazon’s headquarters, as marked by the now-iconic Amazon Spheres.

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Amazon Spheres
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Apple is only going to fuel the talent wars in Seattle once it officially opens up shop.

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333 Dexter, the site of Apple’s new Seattle campus
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Rosalie Chan

Amazon and Microsoft both make their homes in and around the city, and Google and Facebook have been expanding their Seattle presences, too. In fact, Google and Facebook have also started to move in on Amazon’s turf.

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333 Dexter, the site of Apple’s new Seattle campus
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Rosalie Chan

Source: GeekWire


333 Dexter has mostly office buildings nearby.

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333 Dexter, the site of Apple’s new Seattle campus
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But it’s across the street from a gym and an apartment complex.

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A gym and an apartment complex across from 333 Dexter, the site of Apple’s new Seattle campus
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Rosalie Chan

Speaking of apartments: Housing in Seattle is still expensive, relative to the rest of the country – the average home price in the city is $784,925, as the Seattle Times recently reported. Still, that’s cheaper than the $1.13 million median home price in Santa Clara county, where Apple’s Cupertino mothership is located.


As well as a Holiday Inn Express.

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Holiday Inn Express in Seattle
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It’s also across from this CrossFit gym.

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A gym across from 333 Dexter, the site of Apple’s new Seattle campus
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It’s right off of State Route 99, which could make it convenient for commuters.

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Washington State Route 99
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Apple plans to have 2,000 employees to Seattle over the next five years, adding 200 by the end of this year.

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333 Dexter, the site of Apple’s new Seattle campus
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Rosalie Chan

The new campus will be open by the end of 2019.

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333 Dexter, the site of Apple’s new Seattle campus
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Rosalie Chan