where to live downtown
Where you live, where you work and where you play should all be taken into consideration when purchasing a home. The Seattle skyscape is constantly growing - you can tell by the myriad of cranes that touch the sky. Here are our favorite neighborhoods - take your pick!
Teeming with incredible restaurants, bars and shopping, Belltown is a bustling neighborhood that simply bubbles with activity. Whether you're looking for a lunch spot, dinner out with views of the Puget Sound or a bustling nightlife, Belltown is the neighborhood for you. Settled just north of downtown, Belltown offers a myriad of experiences including the incredible Seattle Art Museum's Sculpture Park right on the waterfront.
From the heart of the Seattle waterfront to the fantastical elephant at the peak of the Denny Triangle, Seattle's compact Downtown district is highlighted by the eclectic restaurants, art galleries and big-name stores like Nordstrom. Dive into Seattle's music scene, enjoy the myriads of theatre productions or browse local bookstores and art galleries; Seattle has something for everyone.
Located in the very heart of downtown, the Financial District rises to incredible heights. Visit the Seattle Central Library designed by Rem Koolhaas with its incredible architecture. Gaze up at the gorgeous curves of the Columbia Tower. Connect with the ferries and watch your world expand. At ground level, the shopping, flagship department stores, modern boutiques and some of the country's hottest restaurants highlight the Financial Districts charm.
Rising behind the retail core of downtown Seattle, First Hill is a diverse jumble of apartments, townhouses, high-rise apartments, historic mansions and hospitals. The Frye Art Museum displays incredible art by European and American artists, and the Roman Revival Town Hall hosts lectures, author readings and concerts. The juxtaposition of the clean-lined hospitals and ancient brick buildings create a treat for the eyes while you enjoy dining at one of the many casual eateries.
Besides being the place most-recommended by local Seattlites to visiting guests, Pike Place Market is the oldest, continuously operating farmers market in the country. More than 10 million people a year visit the market, and it's one of the best people-watching places in the city. Here you will find fresh flowers, flying fish, ostrich eggs, books, world-renowned restaurants, local musicians, comedy clubs and the incredible views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.
Home to the e-commerce giant, Amazon, South Lake Union is the city's hub of both technology and culture. Waterfront shops and restaurants along with the elegant parks around the water, create spaces that are both natural and highly designed. The MOHAI (Museum of History & Industry) is a huge draw for locals and tourists alike. Art, technology and history combine in a neighborhood with maritime flair.