Capitol Hill

GET TO KNOW Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill has been an epicenter for rapid building, especially of luxury apartments for the last several years. This has drastically changed the character of the neighborhood...again. Its history as Seattle's auto row is still just slightly visible if you look hard enough on 11th and 12th Avenue, around the Pike-Pine corridor, while its status as the city's gayborhood and arts district is readily apparent. The neighborhood is now the center of nightlife for the city, bringing in massive crowds of weekend warriors in addition to a huge influx of new residents, who value Capitol Hill's unmatched density of restaurants, retail and central location. The addition of the light rail station has made it easier than ever to get from the center of the neighborhood to downtown and the University District. If you want an extremely lively lifestyle in the center of the city, this is the Seattle neighborhood for you.


Retail Therapy: A chic boutique featuring local fashions and art, quirky gifts, home décor and gorgeous jewelry.


Cafe Pettirosso: An inviting bistro with fresh pastries, coffee and cocktails and a little patio out front, off the main drag.


Volunteer Park: One of Seattle's oldest parks, with frequent events, an historic water tower and a conservatory.


Terra Plata: Airy and bright with rooftop dining in summer and farm-to-table culinary delights year round.


Tavern Law: A craft cocktail bar with a speakeasy style space upstairs and a kitchen serving high-end comfort food.
LIVE IN Capitol Hill
$503 k
Condo Avg.
$1.07 m
Single Family Avg.
2 Bedroom Rent

Why We Love the Capitol Hill Neighborhood in Seattle 

Capitol Hill has been an epicenter within Seattle in many ways. The rapid development, especially of luxury apartments has caused housing issues with the city’s historically Black and LGBTQ communities. The cranes, constant construction, and influx of new tech workers have drastically changed the character of the neighborhood. For the last 20 or so years, the area has been known as the city’s “gayborhood” and arts district. At the beginning of Team Diva, we saw gentrification start to fade the rainbow in one of our favorite neighborhoods and launched our Divas Take the Hill series. Read all about our 2016 version here: “Divas Take the Hill 2016 Recap – Pride Kick-Off Party.”

Let’s Explore Capitol Hill in Seattle

Rooftop Deck View of the Vertigo Condo on Capitol Hill in Seattle

Rooftop Deck View of the Vertigo Condo on Capitol Hill in Seattle

Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is now the center of nightlife for the city. Bringing in massive crowds of weekend warriors in addition to a huge influx of new residents. Capitol Hill’s residents and visitors alike value Capitol Hill’s unmatched density of restaurants, eclectic retail options, and central location. Some of our favorite women-owned businesses Retail Therapy, Sugar Pill, and Babes in Toyland have seen it all on Capitol Hill. 

The newer Capitol Hill Link Light Rail has also contributed to the transforming neighborhood. Light Rail has made it easier than ever to get from the center of the neighborhood to Downtown and beyond. Currently, the Light Rail runs south from the SeaTac International Airport and north all the way to the University of Washington. If you want an extremely lively lifestyle in the center of the city, Capitol Hill is the place to be. Check out our blog about why it is important to pass mass transit in Seattle.

Find more tips on some of our favorite Capitol Hill places on our blog, including this post about “Autumnal Fun in Capitol Hill East Near Our Capitol Hill Townhouse.” Another great post with some tips is “Top Five Places to Work on Capitol Hill (Summer Edition).” 

What Can I Buy or Rent in this bustling Seattle Neighborhood? 

Seattle Capitol Hill Chop House Row

Seattle Capitol Hill Chop House Row

This is a huge Seattle neighborhood with many different smaller neighborhoods within it. On one end of the spectrum, you have the historic mansions of Capitol Hill, most of which were built in the early 1900s. There are also many older single-family homes and historic co-op and gorgeous condo buildings. Capitol Hill is home to newer and newer construction as well—you can find modern townhomes and huge new condo buildings in the mix, too. 

What Can One Expect to Pay to Live in Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill is a popular neighborhood to live in. Everything is within reach, from nightlife and dining to some of the best transit in the city. You’ll find excellent convenience in the neighborhood, and it is also a sought after area of Seattle to live in. 

Average Home Prices in Capitol Hill 

Now that you have an idea of what types of homes are available in Capitol Hill, how much does real estate in Capitol Hill cost?  

  • Residential Home: $1.7M
  • Townhouses: $894K
  • Condos: $548K
  • Co-Ops: $387K

Note: The pricing above reflects homes listed in the NWMLS in 2020. Prices change constantly depending on inventory and various economic factors. Ask for more detail from one of our brokers. 

Here Are a Few of Our Favorite Homes We Have Listed in Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill Loft Condo Open Living Area and Dining Area

Team Diva started on Capitol Hill years ago. The Capitol Hill neighborhood is where we love to meet friends, connect with our cohorts, and a few of us even live in the neighborhood. Below are a few of our favorite homes we have listed on the Hill over the years.

A Few Of Team Diva’s Capitol Hill Diva Dwellings aka Listings

Let’s explore a few of the many homes we have sold on Capitol Hill over the years.

Why We Love the Local Parks and Community in and on Capitol Hill aka The Hill

Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill

Cal Anderson Park comes alive in the summer sunshine

Capitol Hill has always been an area that is gritty, changing, and in a constant state of transformation. We especially love that Capitol Hill has long been a gathering place for Seattle’s LGBTQ community and artists. And even though Capitol Hill offers the density of buildings, businesses, and people that you’d expect in a bustling city, it also has its fair share of sprawling parks and scenic greenspaces. If you’re like us, then living in a neighborhood with a wonderful community and picturesque parks are a must. We deeply appreciate that Capitol Hill shines in both categories. 

Volunteer Park is a place where community, history, and the outdoors meet. This sprawling, dynamic park is home to the impressive Volunteer Park Conservatory, the newly remodeled Seattle Asian Art Museum, fun amenities for kids including a playground and sprayground, scenic paths, and more to explore. 

Another popular park is Cal Anderson Park, which is very central and a happening place. A large part of the park includes the Bobby Morris Playfield, tennis courts, and basketball courts. There are also pathways that wind their way through the rest of the park and along with the reflecting pool. Cal Anderson is also known as a local gathering place for all. 

There are many several, smaller parks throughout the rest of Capitol Hill, making it easy to enjoy a picnic and get some fresh air closer to home. 

Below are a few of our favorite things in Capitol Hill including a few homes we have sold over the years. 

DonnaTella Howe at Velocity is Burning Show

DonnaTella brings all the cash to the yard!

Over the years we have hosted many events on Capitol Hill to raise funds for Marriage Equality, homeless LGBTQ youth, and so much more. Check out why we have a HUGE love affair with our original neighborhood.


Explore Capitol Hill Today

John and Joe's Diva Dweller Buy Up on Capitol Hill Journey

John and Joe’s Diva Dweller Buy Up on Capitol Hill Journey

Thanks for joining us to explore Seattle’s Capitol neighborhood. It is easily one of our very favorite neighborhoods in all of Seattle. We love the incredible nightlife and restaurant scene, the dynamic parks, and the ever-evolving community in Capitol Hill.

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