Beacon Hill + Seward Park

City Profile

VIBE
Eclectic ⋅ Urban ⋅ Central
NOTABLE
Beacon Hill in South Seattle, with its distinctive views of the Olympics and Cascades, has tremendous appeal to people who work downtown and commercial developers alike. It is currently a hotbed of activity undergoing significant revitalization as an affordable community close to the Seattle core. Beacon Hill is served by light rail direct to downtown Seattle. The average downtown commute to about 12 minutes, car-free.
SIZE
87,000 residents in District 2 (including all of Southeast Seattle and Georgetown)
HOUSING
Traditional, Mid-Century Modern, new construction, townhomes, and condos
Beacon Hill, in south Seattle, is still considered an affordable place to buy a home. In the North Beacon Hill area, there are nice examples of the Seattle Box style home and quality Craftsman-style bungalows. The Seattle Light Rail has a stop at Jefferson Park in Beacon Hill, which has upped neighborhood’s appeal to people who work downtown and commercial developers alike. The average downtown commute to is about 12 minutes, car-free. Given its convenient proximity to I-5 and Interstate 90, a relatively affordable housing market, and its sweeping mountain and Puget Sound views, Beacon Hill has a lot to offer.
The neighborhood of Seward Park is named after the prominent local park in the area. It offers hip Seattle views of the I-90 floating bridge, neighboring Mercer Island, and its namesake park’s forested peninsula. Homes in this area benefit from outstanding water access, a local marina, and convenient commute options to Seattle and Eastside employment hubs. Its primarily residential community benefits from a small commercial district with cafes and businesses that support it.
One of Seattle’s early neighborhoods, Mount Baker boasts traditional Craftsman homes and modest Seattle bungalows. Tree-lined streets greet visitors to this very connected community in the heart of Seattle. Located immediately south of the I-90 corridor, the easternmost part of the neighborhood rests on a east-facing hillside with gorgeous views of the lake, floating bridge, Mercer Island, and the vistas beyond. Popular Colman Park is the location of the Seafair hydroplane race staging and viewing area. Each year, thousands of people descend on Mount Baker to get a glimpse of fast boats, nostalgic airplanes, and the awe-inspiring Blue Angels air show.

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