Long considered one of Seattle’s most diverse neighborhoods, Capitol Hill today maintains its reputation as an urban home to a plethora of alternative lifestyles. There are neighborhoods in Seattle that have larger single minority populations but on Capitol Hill it truly may not matter which lifestyle is yours. You will choose to live here if you embrace diversity.
This diversity includes economic, educational, religious, architectural and social differences. Niche neighborhoods include multi-million dollar homes, on large lots, that were built for large Catholic families in the early 1900s. Current owners are corporate executives and entrepreneurs. Gleaming new condominium and apartment buildings, added to those that were built since the 1900s, help give Capitol Hill the second densest population in Seattle and include students attending Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle Central Community College and Seattle University. Students add a population and cultural representation from around the world. It isn’t at all unusual to hear two or three languages drifting across the room in conversation.
There are activities, restaurants and shops for a wide range of interests. Smells and sounds place you in a vibrant city with something for everyone. The residents of the Hill also have immediate access to world class medical facilities like the Group Health Central Hospital and the Swedish Medical Centers. Medicaid and Medicare subscribers are supported by the offices of specialty providers like Sound Mental Health and Sound Options. Grocery stores range from the national chains to local coops and health food outlets.
Public transportation options include routes that reach all corners of Seattle with regular frequency. In the near future Sound Transit’s Link Light Rail will continue through Capitol Hill on its route to Northgate. In the other direction the link will provide access directly to the Seattle/Tacoma International Airport and the world.
If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to call or email me. I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm for this neighborhood with you.