First Hill

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First Hill

When Seattle was first being built on the muddy shores of Elliott Bay, the elite wanted the high ground. Hence, First Hill was literally the first hill to be developed with stately homes and manors. Many of these residences still stand and are preserved by historical societies. Fast forward to present day, and it is also known as Pill Hill, thanks to its many hospitals and clinics.

Mixed in between the massive, modern medical complexes and gorgeous mansions are apartment blocks, new and old. Residents don’t have to walk more than a few blocks to find nightlife and culture, too. There’s live music at Vito’s, art and lectures at The Frye Museum, and all sorts of programs at Town Hall. And, of course, it’s adjacency to Capitol Hill and Downtown (and the freeway) make it a dream for commuters and those who love to get out on the town!

AVERAGE COST

$565K

Condos

$1.3M

Houses

PHOTOS

OUR FAVORITES SPOTS

This little gem of a deli is packed with tasty European delights. (The same is said of their awesome sandwiches.)
Seattle oldest hotel also has the most gorgeous lounge. Grab a comfy chair and sip your drink while you soak in the classic beauty. You may even see the infamous ghost who is said to haunt the hotel.
Freeway Park (so named because it lies above I-5) is a winding, strange architectural garden in the heart of the city.
Always free to visit, The Frye has year-round exhibits and public programs, such as group meditation among the art on Wednesdays.
Great American-Italian dinner and antipasti, superb cocktails and live music, and a sexy vibe: This is a prime date-night location.

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