Capitol Hill

Classically Unique
Capital Hill is one of the largest, and most densely populated, residential neighborhoods in Seattle. With lively nightlife, eccentric influences and a dominating counterculture, Capitol Hill is home to artists, musicians, and Seattle residents searching for a unique experience right in the center of it all. Enjoy the open outdoors with a walk through Volunteer Park. Experience Capitol Hill’s nightlife with good food, drinks, and games at Garage or John John’s Game Room. Restaurant hotspots include Tacos Chukis, Altura, and Smith.

Capitol Hill is a growing neighborhood with a wide range of diverse people and entertainment for its residents to enjoy. The neighborhood is also conveniently located close to both Downtown Seattle and the University of Washington, making it an ideal choice for commuters and students. Residents here embrace the unique culture and are always ready for something new.
What Capitol Hill Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
7.0
amenities
6.0
social
7.0
management
8.0
Median rents in Capitol Hill
Studio
$
1,900
1 Bedroom
$
2,250
2 Bedroom
$
3,400

Living in
Capitol Hill

Central Location
Lively
All Kinds of Shops
Easy Access
Never Boring
Good Food
Sketchy at Times
Growing
Bars and Nightlife
Very Walkable
Nature
Capitol Hill — 6.9/10 Rating (based on 20 neighborhood reviews)
Capitol Hill is definitely not what is used to be - which could be good or bad depending on the person. There are so many great restaurants and bars in such a small area, plenty of grocery stores, and amazing nature through out. It seems like a real neigborhood versus some other larger city neighborhoods, which you can't beat! There can be some sketchy people that frequent, but nothing you can't ignore or won't see anywhere else.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Lyric
The neighborhood I was attracted to and moved to was gritty, artistic, and full of expression, with lots of local businesses and a vibrant, supportive community. Now, if I were to describe Capitol Hill, I would call it white, sterile and devoid of character. Inauthentic might be the word. I would characterize Capitol Hill by it's designer running shoes, fancy baby strollers, drunk girls passed out on the sidewalk in their high heels, and bros getting into fights on the street. I would characterize my neighborhood by the increased amount of panhandling, and by people who don't give a care for the baristas behind the counter, the servers who keep them fed, or the artists who make this community come alive.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Howell Street Apartments
Capital hill is by far the best neighborhood in Seattle. Has all of the bars and restaurants anyone could want.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
AVA Capitol Hill
The gentrification is REAL, it's lost some of its soul and prices are skyrocketing (along with the rest of the city) but if a true "city living" experience (living in a highly walkable urban core, diversity, arts/nightlife/entertainment) is important to you, it's still arguably the best neighborhood in Seattle... for now.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Red Lion
Capitol hill is never boring. I love living near all the restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and being close to downtown too. It can get a little hectic sometimes walking home at night through all the drunk or homeless people but I've never found it to be unsafe or too loud. Overall I really like living here.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Broadstone Infinity
Pros: Capitol Hill is a great launching point (transit-wise) to get to other neighborhoods, you have multiple options for supermarkets, bars, restaurants, and any other amenity you could want...
Cons: More homelessness apparent than in other neighborhoods
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5
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Granada
Can be a loud neighborhood because there is lots to do and so much going on. Great access to public transportation and grocery store options (lots of QFCs, but also a safeway, co-op, and trader joes not too far away).
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5
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Joule
Walking distance to everything. Central location. The homeless, transient drug population is the only negative part about the neighborhood, but that goes for most parts of the City now a days...!
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Park Lane
Capitol Hill is close to downtown with lots of transit options, has amazing restaurant, bar, and coffee shop choices. Not sure why anyone would live anywhere else.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Sir Galahad
Amazing location that gives accessibility to the hottest bars and restaurants in town. Accepting community with lots of personality. Absolutely recommended!
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Lyric Apartments
It is lively. Close to bars, coffee shops, ice cream shops, restaurants, record stores, cinemas, art stores, bookstores and retail locations. It is close to Seattle University and Seattle Central College. Right across from the fire department and the police station so the location is safe. We are right next to Cal anderson park which can be unsafe at night. There is a lot of noise because of the bars all around us. It is a young hip werido community where you can feel like yourself and not have to worry about being judged.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1625 13th ave seattle wa 98122
Edge of Capitol Hill and Central District. Very close to two supermarkets, restaurants and the 48 bus that runs directly to the UW Law campus.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Twenty20 MAD
Close enough to bars, far away so that you don't hear the craziness. Close to grocery store, gyms, restaurants, transportation, parks, but no convenient way to get to South Lake Union, where quite a few people commute to for work. Also feels unsafe at times with a lot of homeless people/mentally ill people walking around
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Joule
You will have everything you ever needed plus everything you never KNEW you needed here. Prepare to wow yourself and all your friends and family with endless things to do!

Eating out and going out are endlessly fun with options for ALL the different dietary needs. Cap Hill is quickly becoming a vegan paradise with options almost anywhere you go as well as strictly vegan restaurants popping up everywhere.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Beryl
Lots of bars\ restaurants nearby so there's always a lot to do within walking distance. Feels very safe even at night since the apartment is on a main road which is always lit up and crowded. Small delis within a block and a big supermarket within 3 blocks. I haven't had to walk more than 5 blocks for almost any service.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Terravita
This neighborhood feels safe with access to multiple grocery stores, restaurants, bars and other shops. There are a lot of household/business supply items that aren't really available in the neighborhood since it's mostly specialty stores.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Footprint at 11th
Very close to transit (Convention Place station, light rail station at Westlake, new light rail station on Broadway). There are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby, and a few grocery stores and pharmacies.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Hawthorne Apartments
Love Cap Hill. Easy access to bars, clubs, and shopping.

the area is clearly in flux and growing as employers in downtown Seattle continue to grow, ie Amazon, Expedia, etc.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Three20
If you're in CapHill you know you're near it all; food, drinks, theatre, clubs, sports. I guess you could take the short walk to downtown but you don't need to.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Ambassador
Really dig the neighborhood vibe here. Good amenities (coffee shops, ramen houses, library) and green spaces. It's a lively place, with plenty of character.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
510 E. Thomas St.


Getting to Know
Capitol Hill

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: E Madison St to I-5 Express
North to South Boundaries: Boyer Ave E to E Pike St
dining
Araya’s Place
El Farol Mexican Restaurant
POCO Wine + Spirits
The Saint
grocery
Safeway
Trader Joe's
convenience
7-Eleven
Chevron
Rite Aid
Walgreens
fitness
Foundation CrossFit
Pilates On 10th
Ritual House of Yoga
Xplore CrossFit
parks
Cal Anderson Park
I-5 Colonnade Off Leash Area
Louisa Boren Lookout Park
Tashkent Park
coffee
Kaladi Brothers Coffee
Porchlight Coffee & Records
Remedy Teas
Top Pot Doughnuts
bus
10 (bus)
12 (bus)
47 (bus)
48 (bus)
rail
Stcr FHS (light rail)
parking
Diamond Parking
Diamond Parking - Greek Orthodox Church
Towne Park Homewood Suites Hilton Parking
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Capitol Hill includes zip codes 98102, 98112, and 98122
Rent vs Own
54
%
of Capitol Hill residents are renters
Driving to Work
49
%
of Capitol Hill residents drive to work
New Construction
11
%
of housing units in Capitol Hill have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
70
%
<20 units
18
%
20-49 units
12
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
12
%
18 - 34
37
%
35 - 54
29
%
55+
22
%
Unit Mix
9
%
Studio
34
%
1 Bed
24
%
2 Bed
33
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
72
%
Undergrad Student
7
%
Grad Student
5
%
Unemployed
4
%
Retired
11
%

Best Apartments
in Capitol Hill


Studio $2,125
1 Bed $2,515
2 Beds $3,285

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1 Bed $3,385
2 Beds $3,489

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Studio $1,776
1 Bed $2,393

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Studio $1,450
1 Bed $2,050
2 Beds $2,980

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