Once home to Jimi Hendrix and Quincy Jones, the Central District is an up-and-coming area that is – no surprise – centrally located in Seattle. The Central District has historically been an African-American neighborhood but gentrification has driven up property prices and pushed out many long-time residents. Apartment buildings have replaced many of the single-family homes to accommodate the influx of people.
Besides some spillover from the vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood next door, there is not much of a commercial area here, but there are a good number of restaurants and you're close to other neighborhoods with more excitement. It also has easy access to major highways which makes getting around (or out of) the city fairly simple.
Central District is bordered on the north by Capitol Hill and Madison Valley, on the east by Madrona and Leschi, on the south by Atlantic, and on the west by the International District and First Hill.
Downtown Seattle: 2.1 miles / 10-25 minutes by car / 25-30 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by bike
Bellevue: 8.6 miles / 20-30 minutes by car / 50-60 minutes by transit
Redmond: 14.9 miles / 25-40 minutes by car / 50-60 minutes by transit
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