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Neighborhoods

Beacon Hill

One of Seattle's first neighborhoods, Beacon Hill was homesteaded in the 1860's. Today with a diverse population, a great neighborhood library, a growing set of wonderful coffee shops, pubs and restaurants, (including one of my favorites, Bar del Corso), Yoga on Beacon, the Sound Transit Light Rail station, and the Beacon Hill Food Forest Permaculture Program— this wonderfully diverse neighborhood has emerged as one of Seattle's hottest markets. North Beacon Hill is home to Jefferson Park with a wonderful city golf course, a community center, tennis courts, and a park with playfields, a skatepark, kids' playgrounds and a fantastic overlook view of the city and sound. Close to I-5, I-90, the West Seattle Bridge and downtown—talk about centrally located!

Georgetown

Seattle's oldest Neighborhood was founded in 1851, and was named later in 1890 by Julius and Annie Horton after their son. Located in the Southwest part of the city, Georgetown is part industrial, part commercial and part residential. The neighborhood maintains the essence of Seattle's northwest industrialized beginnings like no other area of the city. Thanks to the support of its residents and business owners, many of the buildings here have come alive again with shops, businesses and restaurants. Georgetown is flourishing as a unique, affordable close-knit neighborhood, increasingly desireable among buyers. Home styles range from small bungalows to artists' studios and workshops, to classic brick apartments above street level businesses. Georgetown residents and people from around the city flock to the monthly Georgetown Art Attack, the growing set of hip bars and restaurants, the various parks and the Georgetown Garden Walk during the second week of July. Restaurants range from pub joints like the 9lb. Hammer and Jules Maes Saloon to authentic Mexican at Fonda La Catrina to upscale dining at The Corson Building.

Upper Rainier Beach

This place is an amazing surprise to many! Affordable homes, some of them with breathtaking views of Lake Washington, would be 100's of thousands more in price just a bit farther north. Upper Rainier Beach is a quiet neighborhood with many proud long-time residents who love calling it home. Along with Lake Washington, the east border of the community has a great little pizza place, Pulcinella Pizza. On the west side is the beautiful Kuboto Gardens. At the northern gates are a few new and welcome additions: Nate’s Wings & Waffles, Redwing Café & Jude’s Old Town Pub. Things are happening in Upper Rainier Beach!