Beacon Hill is a giant, pea pod-shaped neighborhood in south Seattle that is booming with new development. One long-time resident remarked in the local Seattle Magazine that "businesses are moving here, the community is growing, there is a large amount of new construction, and bike paths have been developed." This development has brought in new residents and it's become a great place for young families – nearly 20% of households here have children.
While Seattle city government defines Beacon Hill as consisting of north, mid- and south Beacon Hill plus Holly Park, locals refer to the area as just North and South Beacon Hill.
Depending upon where you are on Beacon Hill, you’ll get a different feel for the neighborhood. The busiest section is North Beacon Hill, especially where Beacon Hill meets the Rainier Valley. This is closer to downtown and considered the business district. There are great views and good schools and thus one of the more expensive parts of Beacon Hill.
South Beacon Hill is sandwiched between Columbia City to the east, Georgetown to the west and North Beacon Hill to the north. It's a bit quieter than North Beacon Hill and a bit more affordable.
This is a relatively diverse area, home to a large Asian population and with decent percentages of African Americans and Whites.
Beacon Hill is bordered on the north by International District, on the east by Mount Baker, Columbia City, Brighton, and Rainier Beach, on the south by the King County International Airport, and on the west by the Industrial District and Georgetown.
Downtown Seattle: 4.5 miles / 15-30 minutes by car / 30-40 minutes by transit
Bellevue: 12.5 miles / 25-40 minutes by car / 90 minutes by transit
Redmond: 19.5 miles / 30-55 minutes by car / 60-75 minutes by transit
Jefferson Park, the sixth largest park in the city, offers unparalleled views of the Duwamish River, the city and the Olympic Mountains. The Olmsted inspired path system flanked by trees offers a wonderful respite from city life along with many active opportunities.
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