Located in Seattle's vibrant Fremont neighborhood, Extraordinary Least Squares is an exclusive living and working space dedicated to supporting and promoting quantitative research methodology, free software and free culture, and innovative food and drink.
Extraordinary Least Squares is located at the heart of central Fremont at the following address:
920 N 34th Street, Apt 16
Seattle, WA 98103
Benjamin Mako Hill
Phone: (+1) 206-409-7191
Phone: (h+1) 206-890-5155
A taxi from SeaTac airport to Extraordinary Least Squares should cost about $50 and take about 30 minutes — but might take much more with traffic. Mass transit requires one transfer, costs $2.75, and take about an hour.
At SeaTac airport, follow signs to ground transportation and to the LINK light rail which is located at the far left of the main terminal on the check-in level. At the light rail station, you can buy tickets and ORCA cards which are reusable on all Seattle-area mass transit. You can also buy a single-use paper ticket. If you buy an ORCA card, you will need to tap it on a yellow terminal both before you enter, and after you exit the train. The tapping areas are easy to find.
Take the LINK train until the University Street station which take 36 minutes and stop at 11 stops. At University Street, you will need to change to a bus to Fremont.
The LINK station is underground and the buses to Fremont travel on the street above. In the station, follow signs for an exit onto 3rd Avenue. On 3rd Avenue, walk north to 3rd Avenue and Union Street and look for a bus stop with the following buses numbers written on it: 40, 26, 28. These buses all come down 3rd Avenue frequently and should arrive within 10-15 minutes at almost any time except between midnight and 5:00am. You can install the free software phone application or view the website for OneBusAway for real-time data on bus arrivals.
Take any 40, 26, or 28 bus North to Fremont. Tapping your ORCA card at bus entrance will register a "transfer" from the LINK and you will not be charged for the bus. Stay on the bus for about 20 minutes to the stop at FREMONT AVE and N 34TH ST which will be displayed on a digital display on the ceiling at the front of the bus.
Take a right after immediately exiting the bus and take a left when you come to the intersection (Fremont Ave & 34th). Walk down 34th (you should pass this sculture of people waiting, usually dressed up, on the other side of the street) as you walk toward, and then under, the enormous "Aurora" bridge and across Troll Avenue. Extraordinary Least Squares is in a building called St. James Tower on the left. Call one of the proprietors when you have arrived outside.