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Seattle's medical hub is home to hospitals and doctors.

Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Professionals

 

What's around
  • 26 Nightlife options
  • 73 Shops
  • 2 Schools
  • 77 Restaurants
  • 24 Fitness options
  • 12 Banks
  • 8 Grocery stores/markets

 


PUBLIC TRANSITExcellent

WALKABILITYExcellent
Safety

First Hill has an above average violent crime rate and a below average property crime rate for Seattle.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN First Hill LIKE?

Considered to be Seattle's first neighborhood, First Hill has earned the nickname "Pill Hill" thanks to an abundance of excellent hospitals within its boundaries. You may just have a heart attack walking up this neighborhood's steep hills, but at least you'll be close to help.

Just beyond the gleaming medical towers are elegant residential streets. You'll find a mix of high rise apartments and condos, historical brick apartment buildings, and stately, older houses. As you'd expect, the neighborhood has a high percentage of residents who work in the medical profession.

This is a walkable neighborhood – there is a good selection of shops and restaurants – although it's not a particularly exciting one. However, you're not far at all from more happening areas.

If you live on one of the major road to the hospitals you will have to deal with ambulance sirens.

First Hill is bordered on the north by Capitol Hill, on the east by Central District, on the south by International District, and on the west by Downtown Seattle.

 

Commute:
Downtown Seattle: 0.5 miles / 5-10 minutes by car / 5 minutes by transit / 15 minutes by foot / 5 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

First Hill Seattle Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   First Hill LOCAL schools

9-12 GRADES
O'dea High School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.10 mi
PK-4 GRADES
Seattle Classical Christian School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.22 mi
6-12 GRADES
The Northwest School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.30 mi
6-12 GRADES
Seattle Academy
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.44 mi
9-12 GRADES
Apex Learning High School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.51 mi

 

Local Flavor   First Hill Local Flavor

8oz Burger & Co
8oz Burger & Co 1401 BROADWAY SEATTLE, WA 98122 MAP
8ozburgerandco.com

Opened in 2011 by Chef Kevin Chung, 8oz Burger & Co has become a local favorite for burger lovers’ in the Seattle area. Located in Capitol Hill and Ballard, this foodie destination redefines the hamburger one bite at a time.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Stumptown Coffee Roasters 1115 12TH AVE SEATTLE, WA 98122 MAP
stumptowncoffee.com

They take coffee seriously. 

The Hideout
The Hideout 1005 BOREN AVE SEATTLE, WA 98127 MAP
hideoutseattle.com

The Hideout opened on March 24, 2005. Owners Greg Lundgren and Jeff Scott had in mind a different kind of bar, and set forth to make their dream a reality.

Q Nightclub
Q Nightclub 1426 BROADWAY SEATTLE, WA 98122 MAP
qnightclub.com

 

Q is a state-of-the-art, 12,500 sq. ft. multilevel lounge and nightclub located in Seattle’s vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Frye Art Museum
Frye Art Museum 704 TERRY AVE SEATTLE, WA 98104 MAP
fryemuseum.org

The Frye Art Museum is a living legacy of visionary patronage and civic responsibility, committed to artistic inquiry and a rich visitor experience. A catalyst for our engagement with contemporary art and artists is the Founding Collection of Charles and Emma Frye, access to which shall always be free.

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