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High-rise Apartment
First Hill, 1220 Boren Ave | Seattle

Top Amenities

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  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Fireplace
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Parking Garage
  •  Pet Friendly
  •  Private Balconies
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Sun Deck
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

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About this Location

Trader Joe's
12 min via 12 (bus)
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
2 (bus) - 1 min
60 (bus) - 3 min
Cal Anderson Park
12 min walk


Studio, 1 Bath
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
    •  Smoke-Free Community
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
    •  Conference Rooms with A/V Capabilities
    •  Dry Cleaning Valet Service
    •  Package Receiving
  • Entertainment

    •  Grilling Station
    •  Resident Events
    •  Sun Deck
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Landscape

    •  Courtyard
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room
    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Living Room

    •  Central A/C
    •  Fireplace
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Parking Garage
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Max Pet Weight  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  Controlled Access
    •  Gated Community
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available
    •  Pantry Closet
  • View

    •  Amazing Views
    •  Private Balconies

The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 22 Recs

Calozzi’s Cheesesteaks
The Other Coast Cafe
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grocery 3 Recs

Trader Joe's
Whole Foods
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convenience 1 Rec

CVS Pharmacy
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fitness 30 Recs

Let’s Go Sailing
Rival Fitness
Sweatbox Yoga
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parks 3 Recs

Freeway Park
Westlake Park
Summit Slope Park
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coffee 12 Recs

Victrola Coffee Roasters
Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tas...
Piroshki on Madison
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About First Hill

First Hill is another Seattle neighborhood experiencing a growth in population and infrastructure. Nicknamed ‘Pill Hill’ due to the many medical programs and facilities located in the area, the First Hill area also boasts beautiful historic mansions, cultural centers like the Frye Art Museum and the...
Median rents in First Hill
1 Bedroom
2 Bedroom

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First Hill Reviews

8 reviews
- Close to everything--right between Capitol Hill and downtown (across the Madison Street bridge).
- Feels safe; a few blocks south, and things get a little dicier, but this is a solid, quiet neighborhood.
- Some (more upscale) grocery shopping very nearby--Stockbox (of Harborview Medical complex), etc.
Cons - Not a totally "neighborhood" feel - Bars and shops aren't "just outside your door," for the most part. They're a medium-length walk away (e.g. to Capitol Hill). - Right next to I-5, though the noise pollution isn't that bad. - No wonderful, scenic places to walk your dogs

+ Lots of nightlife
+ Hot new restaurants and shops open frequently
+ Extremely walkable
+ Lot of public transportation options
+ Walking distance to Downtown, SLU

- Noisy
- Weekends bring in non-residents in droves
- Problems with homeless (though this is mostly a Seattle problem)
- Crime increasing, especially on weekends
It's great. Very close to PIKE/PINE neighborhood and is walking distance to a lot of restaurants/bars. It is in a very convenient location where it is central to everything (i.e. downtown, international district, etc)
Great location close to the highway however not noisy at all. Close in/out access to I-5 and I-90.
15 minute walk into downtown and the shopping district and 20 minute walk up the hill to Capitol Hill.
The McDonald's on Madison seems to attract some questionable characters, but overall I still feel safe living on First Hill. There's a Bartell's (also on Madison), but if you want proper grocery shopping, you'll have to go to QFC in Capitol Hill, which is still close by. Noise levels aren't bad. Overall, First Hill is a good area to live in, and the proximity to both downtown and First Hill make it very convenient.
First Hill is a small residential neighborhood between bustling downtown and lively Capitol Hill. It's quiet, except for the sirens due to the close proximity of the hospitals. Every year, though, it seems to get more and more built up.
not a bad neighborhood. I appreciate the preserved historic homes and the mix of early-mid 20th century apartments. new construction is all high-rise, so it's very much a blended/transitonal neighborhood.
Pros: Close to bars, food, transportation, and Cap Hill/ Downtown. Cons: Near hospital/loud sirens, pavement needs to be redone, hard to find parking.

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