Welcome to Capitol Hill
Trendy and vibrant urban neighborhood with peaceful residential areas
Capitol Hill is one of Seattle’s trendiest and most energetic communities. It has earned a positive reputation for being the hub of the area’s best music venues, culture, events, nightlife, shopping, parks, and more. Commuters can quickly and easily access Downtown Seattle in a matter of minutes — either by car or public transportation.
Historically, Capitol Hill is known for playing a significant role in the careers of some of the most prominent musicians of all time. Jimi Hendrix, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Alice and Chains, and other top acts began their careers by performing at venues across Capitol Hill. Today, you can visit many notable venues and landmarks related to these (and other) performers.
As a prime location, condos and homes in Capitol Hill are a bit more costly than surrounding neighborhoods. Quaint one-bedroom condos start in the mid $300s, whereas spacious single-family homes easily command $1 million and over. Residential areas are relatively quiet, especially when compared with the lively commercial parts of the community.
What to Love
- Trendsetting and uptempo energy
- Sampling the menu of nightclubs, restaurants, parks, and more
- The solace of peaceful, residential neighborhoods
People & Lifestyle
The overall feel of Capitol Hill is unique for several reasons. Bustling parts of the neighborhood (like you’ll find along 15th Avenue, Broadway East, East Pine, and East Pike Street) feel utterly different from quiet residential areas. Having this balance is ideal for residents, who can enjoy both peace and tranquility and lively and vibrant environments.
Those who want to live in the center of Seattle’s hottest happenings should seriously consider relocating to Capitol Hill. From energetic nightclubs to world-class dining, you’ll be steps away from the city’s best establishments.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Although it is just one neighborhood, Capitol Hill is home to dozens of top restaurants and stores in Seattle. The diversity of cuisines and retail offerings is nothing shy of impressive.
This community is a hotspot for locally owned stores that deliver a one-of-a-kind selection of items. If you’re in search of a new novel to read, there are plenty of top-quality bookshops to browse. One local favorite is The Elliott Bay Book Company
. The multilevel indie bookstore has a vast selection of books spanning every genre and often hosts book signings. Horizon Books
is another Capitol Hill favorite and has served the neighborhood since 1971. Don’t miss stops at The Vajra
(which sells meditation supplies), Freeman
(a trendy men’s clothing store), and Revival Shop Seattle
(a funky and artsy thrift store).
Things to Do
Capitol Hill is always bustling with fun things to do and see. From daytime until late at night, locals thrive on the endless number of ways to spend their leisure time.
During the day, there are plenty of places to visit. You can browse the Capitol Hill Sunday Farmers Market
, held between 11 AM and 3 PM during the summer. The market is located on East Denny Way and features locally produced goods from top vendors. Additionally, you’ll want to plan visits to the Seattle Asian Art Museum
, Volunteer Park, Cal Anderson Park, Louisa Boren Lookout, and the Howe Street Stairs.
When the sun sets, make plans to experience Capitol Hill’s vibrant nightlife scene. Top hangouts include Montana (a Western-themed craft cocktail bar), LO-FI Performance Gallery
(a carnival-themed bar), and The Mercury @ MachineWerks.
Capitol Hill is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: