Explore Seattle Neighborhoods

Belltown is located on the city’s downtown waterfront, on land that was artificially flattened as part of a regarding project. The neighborhood is bounded on the north by Denny Way, on the southwest by Elliott Bay, on the southeast by Virginia Street, and on the northeast by 5th Avenue. The area is named after William Nathaniel Bell, on whose land claim the neighborhood was built. 

According to 2010 data, there lived approximately 3,000 people, median age 42. There were 2,003 households but significantly more single homeowners than family type.

Although it was formerly a low-rent and semi-industrial arts district, in recent decades it has transformed into a neighborhood of trendy restaurants, boutiques, nightclubs, and residential towers as well as warehouses and art galleries. It is walkable neighborhood with everything you need.

Queen Anne Hill is a neighborhood and geographic feature in Seattle, and is located northwest of downtown. The neighborhood sits on the highest named hill in the city, with a maximum elevation of 456 feet. It covers an area of 2.8 square miles, and has a population of about 32,000. Queen Anne is bounded on the north by the Lake Washington Ship Canal; on the west by 15th and Elliott Avenues West; on the east by Lake Union and Aurora Avenue North.

Queen Anne has approximately 18,000 households and a total population of about 32,000. Queen Anne is disproportionately populated by unmarried, young adults. The population is more racially homogeneous, better educated, and wealthier than Seattle as a whole.

Queen Anne Hill derives its name from the housing style that prevailed here in its early days. The construction design for the time was English Baroque.

Seattle, Washington, the largest city in the state with an estimated 713,700 residents as of 2017, is located between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, and just 100 miles south of Canada. It is the seat of King County, Washington.

Seattle offers visitors a wide range of spectacular natural and man-made wonders, a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities, and a fantastic menu of northwest cuisine.

One of Seattle most recognizable landmarks is the 607-foot-tall Space Needle. With distinct neighborhoods like Fremont and Wallingford, you can feel at home with the overwhelming community atmosphere, or disappear between the tall buildings in downtown Seattle.

 Of course, Seattle is known for its coffee, and coffee companies founded or based in Seattle include Starbucks, Seattle’s Best Coffee and Tully’s, as well as many successful independent artisanal espresso roasters and cafes.

In July 2016, Seattle was the fastest-growing major U.S. city, with a 3.1% annual growth rate. Internet retailer Amazon was founded in Seattle in 1994. The stream of new software, biotechnology, and Internet companies led to an economic revival, which increased the city's population by almost 50,000 between 1990 and 2000. Seattle has retained a comparatively strong economy, and remains a hotbed for start-up businesses, especially in green building and clean technologies: it was ranked as America's No. 1 "smarter city" based on its government policies and green economy.

There are a thousand new people arriving in Seattle every week - for getting a job at Amazon, at a start-up, or a job in construction. Most Seattle neighborhoods feel like small separate towns. The public transportation is clumsy, and the hilly street system makes biking unpleasant, leading to necessity to have a car.

Seattle is one of the most expensive housing markets in the country. Median Seattle renters are now paying $1,448 a month, up $92 from 2015, according to census data analyzed by the Seattle Times. But the market feels more expensive than that because many of the new apartment buildings coming online or showing up on Craigslist are far more expensive than that. According to a various indicators, rent ranges from $1,300 to $1,800 a month for a one bedroom. For buying a condo, median Seattle home now costs $725,000. A recent report found that households need to make $93,400 or more a year to afford mortgage payments. That's why nearly half of the Seattleites are now renting.  

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