Part of a long ridge that overlooks downtown, Capitol Hill is a vibrant community, with a thriving business district along Broadway Avenue and along 15th and 19th avenues. It is home to Volunteer Park and the Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle Central CommunityCollege, Cornish College for the Arts, Seattle U, as well as many shops, restaurants, and coffeehouses and cafes.
In the center of Capitol Hill is the Broadway Business District. Here you’ll find every kind of shop or service one could need: hep local clothiers for people (and house pets), two independent movie houses, two huge supermarkets to gather your groceries, a Hollywood and a Blockbuster Video to choose between, a computer store, and the world famous Dick’s Drive-In.If hamburgers aren’t your thing Broadway offers an abundance of ‘animal-free’ fare, from falafels, piroshkies and pad thai, to sate, fish tacos and bowls of pho. After dinner treat yourself to a decadent dessert at Dilettante Chocolates.
Capitol Hill also hosts the annual Seattle International Film Festival. Growing every year in size and popularity it is one of the premiere film festivals in the world… and all right outside your front door. Capitol Hill also hosts the Fringe Festival in its numerous playhouses; a 3 week engagement of stage performances from 1-act plays to Shakespeare.
While Broadway is just a few steps away, Downtown Seattle is even more accessible. By bus or foot, it takes less than 15 minutes to get to the Downtown businesses from Broadway. Seattle is becoming an international city and the construction and improvements to the downtown area show it: the underground Bus Tunnel, World Class Hotels and Restaurants, the Westlake Center Mall, the new Seattle Public Library and the Seattle ArtMuseum. And then there is the standard for the Seattle tourism trade in Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square.
Getting to and from the Capitol Hill is also a breeze. While most anything you need is only footsteps away, the north and southbound onramps to I-5 are only blocks away to escort you to neighboring communities and towns, or further… to the coast and/or mountains.
Capitol Hill is a fun yet accommodating place to live. It is an eclectic community that prizes individuality and open-mindedness.