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A vibrant neighborhood with elegant homes.
Studio / 1 BR
39% Complete
2 Bedrooms
60% Complete
3 Bedrooms
95% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles


What's around
  • 230 Restaurants
  • 11 Banks
  • 21 Grocery stores/markets
  • 136 Nightlife options
  • 218 Shops
  • 0 Schools
  • 96 Fitness options




Capitol Hill has a high violent crime rate and a high property crime rate for Seattle.


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There is no capitol building here but Capitol Hill is still a stately neighborhood. In fact, one section is referred to as "Millionaires Row". But for anyone with a smaller bank account, there are parts of the neighborhood with more modest homes and plenty of apartment buildings.

Capitol Hill is popular with young professionals and singles since it has so much to offer. It's had a vibrant nightlife since the 1970s and is known for a great selection of live music, bars, and restaurants. During the day you can hit up one of the many independent cafes and visit the unique shops. This is also a popular home to Seattle's gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender population.

And when you need to sweat out the previous night's indulgences you can go for a run in one of the many parks within its borders.

Parking can be difficult in some areas so you'll want to make sure a space is included with any home if you have a car.

Capitol Hill is bordered on the north by Portage Bay and Montlake, on the east by Broadmoor and Madison Valley, on the south by Central District and First Hill, and on the west by Eastlake, South Lake Union, and Downtown Seattle.


Downtown Seattle: 2.1 miles / 10-20 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit / 15 minutes by bike
Bellevue: 8.5 miles / 20-30 minutes by car / 50-55 minutes by transit
Redmond: 16.1 miles / 25-35 minutes by car / 45-50 minutes by transit

Capitol Hill Seattle Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Capitol Hill LOCAL schools

Lowell Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.20 mi
St Joseph School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.34 mi
Bright Water Waldorf School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.47 mi
Puget Sound Primary School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.49 mi
Stevens Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.49 mi


Local Flavor   Capitol Hill Local Flavor

Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room
Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room 1124 PIKE ST SEATTLE, WA 98101 MAP

Starbucks Reserve Roastery and coffee shop with a unique and luxe atmosphere. 

Quinn's 1001 E PIKE ST SEATTLE, WA 98122 MAP

At Quinn’s, they offer a creative take on bar food, beer, and Bourbons.

Elysian Brewing
Elysian Brewing 1221 E PIKE ST SEATTLE, WA 98122 MAP

Known for variety, Elysian has brewed over 350 craft beers since it opened on Capitol Hill in 1996.

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