Welcome to Capitol Hill
Youthful, trendy vibe in a convenient and all-encompassing part of Seattle
Nestled between the Central District and Interstate 5, you’ll find the vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood. Known for its younger population, energetic nightlife, and thriving LGBTQ+ community, this locale has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. While the vast majority of Capitol Hill feels like a bustling city, select regions (primarily on the northern edge of the neighborhood) are a bit more quiet and suburban.
The central and southern sides of town feature condos and townhomes that range in style and size. Individuals who enjoy living in an area that is walkable and convenient should consider relocating to this part of Capitol Hill. Elsewhere, prospective buyers can find single-family properties that are relatively removed from the city environment.
What to Love
- Young, energetic, and welcoming neighborhood
- Active LGBTQ+ community
- Availability of condos and single-family homes
- Volunteer Park
- Fantastic shopping and dining scene
Capitol Hill is an eclectic blend of sights, sounds, and experiences. From the wide-ranging cafes and restaurants to the expansive greenspaces that occupy large portions of the neighborhood, the vibe here is dynamic and alive. Nothing feels cookie-cutter about any aspect of the community, as originality and authenticity are celebrated in every possible way. Everything seems to reflect this philosophy — including the architecture, diversity of cuisine, and one-of-a-kind, locally-owned shops.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
When it comes to exceptional eats and marvelous shopping establishments, Capitol Hill is one of Seattle’s top neighborhoods. This relatively small area overflows with highly-rated bars, shops, cafes, and restaurants.
Residents appreciate the sustainably sourced dishes served at Terra Plata. Utilizing local and organic ingredients whenever possible, the restaurant serves menu items such as paella, blistered shishito peppers, and pan-roasted red rockfish. At Osteria La Spiga, dine on upscale Italian dishes in a cozy and rustic setting. Several other not-to-miss restaurants, bars, and cafes include Fogón Cocina Mexicana, Momiji, Soju Anju Bar, Optimism Brewing Company, Bombay Burger, and Dingfelder's Delicatessen.
Things to Do
Individuals residing in the Capitol Hill community have plenty to do on any given day. Throughout the neighborhood, residents enjoy being able to walk to some of Seattle’s favorite attractions and green spaces.
Arguably, the most notable spot in all of Capitol Hill is Volunteer Park. Spanning from 15th Avenue East to Federal Avenue East, and from East Prospect Street to East Galer Street, this massive park is brimming with so much to see and experience. It is home to a conservatory, tennis courts, the Seattle Asian Art Museum, multiple ponds, a wading pool, playground, the Water Tower Observation Deck, and even a gift shop.
Traveling south, Cal Anderson Park is another fantastic greenspace for locals to enjoy on their off days. This historic, seven-acre park is home to the Cal Anderson Park Reflecting Pool, tennis courts, a basketball court, sports field, and much more.
Close to Capitol Hill, there are two highly-rated public elementary schools.