GET TO KNOW Belltown
WHERE TO SHOP
WHERE TO CHILL
WHERE TO BE OUTSIDE
WHERE TO EAT
WHERE TO DRINK
Seattle feels most like a city in and around Belltown. And homes do not get more centrally located than Belltown. Within walking distance of Pike Place Market and the business and retail district surrounding it, Belltown is one bus (or light rail ride) from every other part of the city, but it has its own attractions that keep things lively both day and night.
Explore All of the Nooks and Crannies of Belltown with Team Diva
Historically this is NOT a neighborhood for light sleepers, as weekend crowds come from outside the city to pack the bars, restaurants, and nightclubs along 1st and 2nd Avenue. People eventually spill out into the street at closing time, but if you love the nightlife (or sleep with earplugs), want an urban view that offers more than a lawn, and are energized by cultural activities, Belltown is the perfect place for you!
Seattle is a city filled with impressive dining experiences, and many of its best eateries are in Belltown. Start the night with an upscale dinner, meander to a bar down the street for after-dinner drinks, then go enjoy some live music into the wee hours!
Rest assured that Belltown doesn’t just come alive at night—there’s plenty to do during the day, too. Pike Place is like having the best farmers market practically in your backyard every day of the week (yes, it’s touristy during the summer, but they really have some of the best produce and fresh seafood around), and Belltown is immediately south of the Space Needle and all of the museums and performance centers that surround it. And of course, Alaskan Way and the piers are in Belltown, offering lots of dining options and photo-worthy water views.
If you check out our blog, you’ll see that we’ve spent a lot of time in Belltown and we love to talk about our favorite Belltown destinations. Check out “Diva Hood: A Day Out In Belltown, ““Summer in the City: 5 Perfect Sunny Day Itineraries in Belltown,” and “Post-Viadoom: Live it Up in Belltown and Lower Queen Anne” for tons of tips on what to do (this is great info for out-of-towners and Seattleites alike—Belltown can get overwhelming because there’s so much to experience).
This post “The Pied-a-Terre Checklist: Ideal Urban Living in Belltown” is more catered to those who dream of living light—check it out to see if Belltown condo life is right for you!
What Can I Buy or Rent in the Belltown Neighborhood?
For those who want a “true” cityscape to call home, Belltown is it! You’ll find high-rise condos, vintage lofts, newer apartment buildings with all of the amenities, and six tiny homes that are now artist residences. Belltown is where true city dwellers come for that full city vibe. And frankly the best rooftop decks in the entire city are in Belltown.
What Can One Expect to Pay to Live in Belltown
Belltown has a few affordable buildings with studio condos in the mid-$300ks. In general, this area of the city does have the most expensive condos. And those condos come with a proper concierge, spectacular views, workout rooms, and so much more.
Average Home Prices in Belltown
Now that you have a better idea of what types of homes you’ll find, how much does real estate in Belltown cost?
- Residential Home: The Three Cottages are Owned By the City
- Townhouses: No Townhouses Here
- Condos: $627K
- Co-Ops: There Are No Co-Ops
Here Are a Few of Our Favorite Homes We Have Listed in Belltown
- Sharp Belltown Condo at Avenue One
- Space Needle View Condo in Belltown
- Pied-A-Terre in Belltown
- Booklovers Condo in Belltown
- Belltown Oasis
Why We Love the Local Parks and Community in the Neighborhood
This is Seattle, so even when you’re in the urban center, you’re not far from a park and lovely greenery. The iconic Olympic Sculpture Park is in Belltown, a 9-acre park with trails, public art, and views of Elliott Bay. The park flows into Myrtle Edwards Park and Centennial Park, both scenic greenspaces that run right along the waterfront. Most people who visit Seattle go to the Pike Place Market. But we love taking people to the Sculpture Park. It is such an interesting slice of heaven in the city.
Below are a few of our favorite things in Belltown including a few homes we have sold over the years.
- Summer in the City: 5 Perfect Sunny Day Itineraries in Belltown
- Diva Hood: A Day Out In Belltown
- Sharp Belltown Condo at Avenue One
- Post-Viadoom: Live it Up in Belltown and Lower Queen Anne
- The Pied-a-Terre Checklist: Ideal Urban Living in Belltown
Exploring Belltown is so Much Fun to Live and to Play
Thanks for joining us to explore Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. It is one of our very favorite neighborhoods in Seattle. We love the soaring views from the majority of the condos and apartments in this neighborhood coupled with a true city vibe. Discovering a new shop or a lovely spot to have dinner is truly possible in this super unique neighborhood in Seattle.