Capitol Hill

Historic, urban community with Seattle’s incredible views.

Welcome to Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill is known for many things, including its vibrant nightlife, panoramic views, expansive parks, and laid-back yet eccentric environment. Its walkable streets pave the way for a charming downtown home to hip eateries, bars, coffee shops, and indie stores. Its historic mansion district combines history with elegance to create a unique living experience for residents. Its urban amenities and incredible scenery make Capitol Hill one of Seattle, Washington’s most desirable neighborhoods.  

What to Love

  • Numerous parks 
  • Popular nightlife and entertainment districts
  • Top-rated public transportation 
  • Walkable neighborhoods

Local Lifestyle

Capitol Hill is an urban, densely-populated residential district in Seattle known for its fantastic nightlife, artistic culture, and music scene, with many bars in the area hosting live music and fringe theaters. Its vibrant downtown offers delicious coffeehouses and historical sights, including some of the city's oldest mansions. Locals can be found frequenting locally-owned businesses, grabbing a cup of coffee with friends, and enjoying picnics at Volunteer Park.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Capitol Hill is immersed with delicious fine dining and drinking establishments such as Terra Plata, Monsoon, and Liberty. For avid coffee drinkers, stop by local cafes and shops like Victrola Coffee and Art, Caffé Vita Coffee Roasting, and Espresso Vivace.

Capitol Hill is known for its shopping and entertainment scene. Boutiques, mom-and-pop shops, and unique establishments in this city offer a wide range of fashion, antiques, home accents, furniture, and more. For instance, Retail Therapy’s selection of items from local and global designers is a must-see. Pursue charming indie stores like Elliott Bay Book Company for carefully collected literature.

Things to Do 

While Capitol Hill’s food and shopping scene play a huge part in this Seattle neighborhood, it’s also home to many parks, museums, and historical landmarks. Cal Anderson Park’s playfield and pool serve as a popular gathering spot for locals, while Volunteer Park’s near 50-acre space provides gorgeous sites from its water tower and trails. While there, stop by the park’s on-site attractions like the Seattle Asian Art Museum and the Volunteer Park Conservatory’s incredible greenhouse. 

Capitol Hill’s festivals provide top-tier entertainment. Experience Capitol Hill PrideFest or attend the highly-popular Capitol Hill Block Party. 


Capitol Hill is served by the Seattle Public School’s District 5 and is home to many top-rated schools.

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