Capitol Hill/Madrona

One of Seattle’s most historic neighborhoods with an array of unique properties.

Welcome to Capitol Hill​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Capitol Hill is one of Seattle’s most beloved and historic districts and has only increased in popularity in recent years. The energy in Capitol Hill is lively, vibrant, and diverse, drawing young professionals, artists, and families with its hip restaurants, local flair, and independent spirit. If you’re looking to live in a thriving, culturally-rich part of the city, Capitol Hill should be at the top of your list. In addition to being a center of nightlife and entertainment, it’s also home to some of the city’s most high-end neighborhoods, including the famed Millionaire’s Row.  

Historic, turn-of-the-century properties draw buyers with discerning architectural tastes, especially those who appreciate the district’s beautifully-maintained Tudor-style homes. Whether you’re seeking a one-of-a-kind historic property or a modern luxury condo, Capitol Hill offers some of the absolute best in Seattle living.

What to Love

  • One of Seattle’s most historic neighborhoods with an array of unique properties
  • Lively energy and thriving businesses
  • Walkable, beautiful streets and neighborhoods
  • Located right in the heart of the city, right near downtown
  • Delicious and trendy restaurants
  • Part of the excellent Seattle Public School District, with a number of private options as well

People & Lifestyle

The lively nightlife, excellent bars, and thriving arts scene make Capitol Hill a top choice for young residents. Yet, it’s also perfect for those seeking luxury properties right in the heart of the city that let them experience the true beauty and character that Seattle offers. Residents spend their days trying popular new restaurants and cafés, exploring the walkable streets full of historic architecture, and enjoying an incredibly short commute to the business and economic hub of downtown. The area is always popular with families, who appreciate its centrality, diversity, and many great fun and entertainment options.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Capitol Hill has a staggering number of great restaurants serving all kinds of cuisine. A few of the best include The Wandering Goose, ranked the best restaurant in Capitol Hill for its delicious breakfast options, Volunteer Park Cafe, known for its homey atmosphere, and Vendemmia, which serves handmade pasta and authentic Italian dishes.

Capitol Hill is also home to some of the best independent retailers in the city. One local favorite is The Elliott Bay Book Company, which has been one of Seattle’s largest booksellers for over forty years. The store offers a large collection of new books, as well as used bargain finds, all housed in its multi-level storefront that’s a reader’s paradise. Other great local shops are Everyday Music, where you’ll find an unparalleled collection of vinyl and CDs, as well as Totokaelo, a high-end boutique that sells expertly-curated designer clothing and accessories.

Things to Do

Capitol Hill is one of Seattle’s most lively communities—you’ll always find a variety of events and activities to keep you entertained! One spot that’s perfect for the whole family is the Capitol Hill Farmers Market, where you can pick up fresh and organic produce as well as other local goods in a friendly, charming atmosphere. 

Capitol Hill has great access to some of Seattle’s best natural beauty. One of its most beloved landmarks is Volunteer Park, where beautifully-landscaped gardens bloom with dahlias all summer long and you can explore its many walking trails, play areas, wading pools, and artistic exhibitions. It’s also home to the Volunteer Park Conservatory and the Asian Art Museum of Seattle, both of which offer great visitor experiences. Nearby, adjacent to the district, is the Washington Park Arboretum, a sprawling park full of walking trails, plant life from across the globe, and Seattle’s famous Japanese Garden.


Capitol Hill is served by the Seattle Public Schools District. Highlights include:

  • Holy Names Academy 
  • St. Joseph’s School
  • Stevens Elementary School
  • Washington Middle School
  • Garfield High School


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