Capitol Hill is one the most diverse and welcoming neighborhood in Seattle. Part of Seattle since 1886, it’s has about 32,000 residents and encompasses zip codes 98102, 98112 and 98122. It’s the long-time home for the LGBTQ communities, music and film culture. Packed with hip bars, live music, theaters, eateries and clubs, it is also home to lots of independent coffeehouses and stores.
Top Seattle bookstore Elliott Bay Books recently relocated there. It’s the neighborhood most associated with the grunge scene in the early 1990’s and hosts the annual Capitol Hill Block Party in late July. Home to the independent Egyptian Theater which host showings for the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) and the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival every year.
Capitol Hill has many educational institutions including a number of independent schools such as Seattle Academy for Arts and Sciences and The Northwest School. Belying it’s one-time name “Catholic Hill” it’s also home to St Joe’s, Holy Names and Seattle University.