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Quirky Neighborhoods

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Incorporated in 1890, Ballard was once home to fisherman and millworkers, many of Scandinavian origin. Now considered one of Seattle’s hippest neighborhoods, Ballard maintains its small-town feel. Urban yet historic, its unique shops, great cuisine and busy nightlife are set against the natural beauty of Salmon Bay and Puget Sound. (more)

Capitol Hill

Offering edgy style and Bohemian flair Capitol Hill is a neighborhood of funky apartments and grand mansions. Pedestrian friendly with peek-a-boo views of water and mountains, the Hill is historic home to the gay community and wholeheartedly embraces its diversity. The Hill’s vibrancy is a direct result of a youthful student population and a thriving arts and nightlife scene. (more)

Columbia City

Just a short drive from downtown Seattle, the historic Landmark neighborhood of Columbia City is worlds away. The wooded hills and farming area of 1891 was quickly established as an alternative to downtown living. Today, the turn-of-the-century buildings are filled with an eclectic mix of retailers, vibrant dining establishments, and a host of entertainment options. (more)


Bohemian and offbeat, with the self-given title of “Center of the Universe”, Fremont is an eclectic, playful neighborhood fond of art and fun. (more)

International District – Chinatown

Come visit Chinatown-International District, the home base for our area’s Pan Asian American communities, the only neighborhood in America where Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, and Southeast Asians live and work together, side-by-side. It’s a place where Asian elderly live, where social service agencies help those in need, where small shops and stores carry hard to find Asian specialty wares, and where a wide variety of restaurants reside. (more)

Lakewood / Seward Park / Mt. Baker

Just to the north of Seward Park is the Mount Baker neighborhood, created by the Hunter Tract Improvement Co. in 1907, is perhaps best known for its elegant homes and the wide swath of green that stretch from McClellan, the neighborhood’s main street, down to the edge of Lake Washington. (more)

Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square is a diverse and spirited neighborhood of tree-lined streets and artistic flare. Home to one of the largest collections of Victorian and Romanesque architecture in the country, visitors to Seattle’s first neighborhood will discover a vibrant community of world-class art galleries, destination shopping, charming cafes, and a vibrant nightlife. (more)

Queen Anne

A community within walking distance of Downtown Seattle, Queen Anne is situated just north of Seattle Center and just south of Fremont across the Lake Washington Ship Canal. (more)

Rainier Beach / Othello

You don’t need a passport to visit the Rainier Beach and Othello neighborhoods in Southeast Seattle, but it will sure feel like it. The 98118 zip code has gotten national attention as the most diverse district in the United States with 60 language and dialects spoken here. (more)

South Lake Union

It has the energy of an urban environment and the beauty of a lakefront setting. It offers the unrivaled convenience of being close to downtown and an inviting mix of modern panache and historic sensibility. It’s South Lake Union. And it’s one of Seattle’s most exciting and fastest growing neighborhoods. (more)

U District

The University District is an eclectic mix of urban shopping areas, historic homes and architecture, and great cafes, pubs, restaurants, and theaters. (more)

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