The Downtown neighborhood is located in Central Seattle. Condos for sale in Downtown include foreclosures (bank-owned condos), short sales, and traditional resale and new construction condos.
Downtown in Seattle has a population of 7,525, and it's part of King County. Downtown is ranking #29 as one of the best neighborhoods in Seattle, 82% of the people in Downtown are renting, and 18% own their homes. The average rent is $2,220, and the average home price is $775,000. The livability Score of Downtown is 69/100 (considered average). And the cost of living is 1% lower than the Seattle average. Many neighborhoods within this area like Denny Triangle, Belltown, Pioneer Square, and Seattle Chinatown-International District.
Downtown has some historical icons that have been preserved like Smith Tower. Smith Tower (206.624.0414 / smithtower.com) is the oldest skyscraper located at 506 2nd Ave on Pioneer Square. It is home to the famous Observatory, ground-floor retail store, Smith Tower exhibits, office leasing, and space for special events like weddings.
Like other areas, Downtown has many schools like Seattle University (206.296.6000 / seattleu.edu) in 901 12th Ave located on western First Hill. Seattle University is a private Jesuit university with 7,050 students. The faculty to student ratio is 1 to 11 and consistently ranked among top universities academically. Another school in this area is Summit Sierra Charter High School (206.453.2520, sierra.summitps.org) in 1025 S King St located in Seattle Chinatown International District. It is a public school that opens to all students from grade 9 to 12 and the enrollment is tuition-free. And there are other schools near downtown like Minor Avenue Children’s House Montessori School (206.682.2791 / haggardchildcare.com/minor-ave) in 214 Minor Ave N located in the South Lake Union/Cascade neighborhood. Minor Avenue Children's House is a learning environment for Infant, toddlers, and Preschool.
If you're looking for a place for shopping, visit Pike Pine Retail Core. They have high-end and regular retailers like Westlake Center and Pacific Place. Westlake Center (206.467.1600 / westlakecenter.com) is a four-story shopping center located at 400 Pine St near Westlake Park and Nordstrom. For a 2-minute walk from Westlake Center thru Pine St, you'll find Pacific Place at 600 Pine St. Pacific Place is a five-floor small shopping center with high-end retailers near Nordstrom. There are other top-rated shops in the same area like Vans (shoe store) in 1519 4th Ave located west of Westlake Park, Carhartt (work clothes store) in 409 Pike St located near WaFd Bank, Anthropologie (women's clothing store) in 1509 5th Ave located east of Westlake Park, and EILEEN FISHER (clothing store) in 525 Pine St located near Pacific Place. To see today's condo listings in Downtown Seattle, please click the link below.
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Downtown Seattle - The cultural and financial center of the region and the city, downtown Seattle covers about 1.7 square miles. Besides stunning views of Elliott Bay, it boasts towering offices, a vibrant shopping district of about 16 city blocks and entertainment outlets that keep it active into the evenings and weekends. Famous downtown Seattle landmarks such as Pike Place Market and the Seattle waterfront ferry terminals gather plenty of locals and tourists alike. Downtown Seattle has a mix of classic and new construction condos in many price ranges.
Downtown is the central business district of Seattle, Washington. It is fairly compact compared with other city centers on the West Coast of the United States because of its geographical situation. It is hemmed in on the north and east by hills, on the west by Elliott Bay, and on the south by reclaimed land that was once tidal flats. It is bounded on the north by Denny Way, beyond which are Lower Queen Anne (sometimes known as "Uptown"), Seattle Center, and South Lake Union; on the east by Interstate 5, beyond which is Capitol Hill to the northeast and the Central District to the east; on the south by S Dearborn Street, beyond which is Sodo; and on the west by Elliott Bay, which is part of Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean).
Belltown, Denny Triangle, the retail district, the West Edge, the financial district, the government district, Pioneer Square, Chinatown, Japantown, Little Saigon, and the western flank of First Hill west of Broadway make up downtown Seattle's chief neighborhoods. Near the center of downtown is the Metropolitan Tract which is owned by the University of Washington; prior to 1895 it served as the location of the university's campus. Downtown is Seattle's finance and commercial maritime hub as well as its center of nightlife and shopping. The downtown shopping mall Westlake Center is connected to Seattle Center by way of a monorail.
Downtown Seattle's Columbia Center has 76 floors, a greater number than any other building west of the Mississippi River; however there are taller buildings in Texas and California by height. (Smith Tower, in the older section of downtown called Pioneer Square, once held the title of tallest American building west of the Mississippi.) Other notable buildings are the Washington Mutual Tower, Two Union Square, Nordstrom’s flagship store, Benaroya Hall, the Seattle Central Library designed by Rem Koolhaas, and the main building of the Seattle Art Museum (built 1991, expanded 2007), the main facade of which was designed by Robert Venturi. Downtown parks include Westlake Park, Freeway Park, and Victor Steinbrueck Park. The Olympic Sculpture Park was completed on the Belltown waterfront in January 2007.
Downtown is also home to the landmark Pike Place Market, the oldest continually operating farmer's market in the United States and the core of activity in the area.
After abandoning 'New York Alki', the Denny Party moved across the then named Duwamish Bay in April 1852 to a low level marsh situated with a safe deep water harbor roughly located in the city's Pioneer Square district where they named their new frontier 'Duwamps'. In the late 1850s, present day Downtown Seattle became the main residential outskirts of the city. But after the Great Seattle Fire, the business district was moved here. Several of the city's hills around downtown were regraded starting around 1876.
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