Ron and Don’s Guide to Capitol Hill

Getting to Know Seattle: Ron and Don’s Guide to Capitol Hill

Back in the early 1970s, many creative professionals flocked east to put roots down in Capitol Hill – a burgeoning residential district known for its counterculture in Seattle, Washington. 

Thanks to the artists, musicians and activists who had a hand in shaping the neighborhood’s culture, Capitol Hill has earned a reputation for being one of the city’s most popular destinations for nightlight and entertainment. Eclectic eateries, fringe theaters, hip bars, laid-back coffeehouses and gay clubs make this neighborhood a favorite for culture connoisseurs, food enthusiasts, LGBTQ+ community members, nightlife fanatics and more. 

A few sites of historical significance also call Capitol Hill home. These historic places include the exclusive residential Harvard-Belmont Landmark District, the well-preserved 48.3-acre Volunteer Park and the only co-ed international boarding program at the Northwest School

In recent years, the high-tech industry boom created a more robust economy with new jobs at wealth in Capitol Hill. The infusion of computer programmers, technical professionals and multi-millionaires in the area have made Capitol Hill one of Seattle’s wealthiest neighborhoods, including what’s known as “Millionaire’s Row.” 

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Real Estate in Capitol Hill 

Many people choose to live in Capitol Hill due to its unique vibe, distinct culture and LGBTQ+ community. The neighborhood boasts an equal mix of alternative and mainstream culture, casual and luxurious living, and history and modernity. 

Residents of Capitol Hill enjoy easy access to North SeattleDowntown Seattle and South Lake Union. Additionally, Capitol Hill is the 9th most walkable neighborhood in Seattle, according to Walk Score®. The residential district has a transit score of 81, a bike score of 81 and a walk score of 93. Capitol Hill is considered a “walkers paradise,” where no car is necessary.  

  • Median Listing Price: $760,000
  • Price Per Square Foot: $630
  • Total Population: 32,237
  • Median Age: 35.5
  • Renter/Homeowner: 61.44%/38.56%

Residents in Capitol Hill 

Capitol Hill has approximately 17,000 households and a total population of about 32,200 people. The population density in Capitol Hill is 33% higher than in Seattle.

The residential district appeals to young professionals and single individuals because of its vibrant nightlife and a great selection of bars, cafes, live music and more. Many of Seattle’s LGBTQ+ community also call Capitol Hill home because of its community acceptance. 

Capitol Hill School Information 

Capitol Hill has a collection of high-quality schools in its residential district as well as in some of the surrounding Seattle neighborhoods. This neighborhood has access to two elementary schools, one middle school and two high schools within the Seattle Public Schools district. 

Seattle Public Schools Serving Capitol Hill 

  • Garfield High School 
  • Lowell Elementary School
  • Nova High School
  • Stevens Elementary School 
  • Washington Middle School 

Seattle Private Schools Serving Capitol Hill 

  • Holy Names Academy
  • O’Dea High School
  • Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Seattle Hebrew Academy Elementary
  • Seattle Preparatory School
  • St. Joseph School 

Interested in Capitol Hill’s higher education options? Seattle Central College is one of the three public colleges that comprise the Seattle Colleges District. For more than five decades, Seattle Central College has been educating residents of Seattle and the surrounding region with a variety of high-quality, affordable programs in more than 25 fields of study. 

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is another option for a range of undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges, as well as continuing education studies for adult learners. Located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres, Seattle University is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation designed to foster a deeper understanding of the Jesuit and Catholic mission. 

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Why Capitol Hill? 

If you’re a foodie, Capitol Hill is a culturally diverse area with several types of ethnic foods to excite your palate. If you’re a culture connoisseur, Capitol Hill is known for its artistic twist and unique music, art, nightlife and LGBTQ+ scene. 

If you’re the ultimate convenience seeker, Capitol Hill is only a short walk or commute from Downtown Seattle, which makes it an ideal location for students and professionals who study or work in the downtown area. If you’re a nature enthusiast, the Washington Park Arboretum gives locals a secluded slice of pacific northwestern beauty. 

There’s a little something for everyone in Capitol Hill. Plus, there’s always something new to experience because options for food, culture, entertainment and recreation are almost limitless. Considering buying or selling a home in Capitol Hill, schedule a Ron and Don Sit Down! We’ll formulate a custom playbook to make your dream real estate deal come true!

Ron Upshaw and Don O’Neill are Licensed Agents at
Windermere Real Estate Midtown
1920 North 34th Street
Seattle, WA 98103

Ron has been a part of just about every kind of real estate transaction you can think of. He understands that finding the perfect place for you and your family is crucial. Schedule Your Sit Don with Ron today!

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DISCLAIMER: Ron Upshaw, Managing Broker License #22027577 & Don O’Neill, Broker License #95294 are brokers with Kelly Right Real Estate

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