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.
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
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