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Capitol Hill, Seattle

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Capitol Hill is a densely populated residential district in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is one of the city's most prominent nightlife and entertainment districts, and the center of the city's counterculture communities.GeographyCapitol Hill is situated on a steep hill just east of the city's central business district.The neighborhood is bounded by Interstate 5 (I-5) to the west, beyond which are Downtown, Cascade, and Eastlake; to the north by State Route 520 and Interlaken Park, beyond which are the Portage Bay and Montlake neighbourhoods; to the south by E. Union and E. Madison Streets, beyond which are First Hill and the Central District; and to the east by 23rd and 24th Avenues E., beyond which is Madison Valley.Capitol Hill's main thoroughfare is Broadway, which forms the commercial heart of the district. Other significant streets are 10th, 12th, 15th, and 19th Avenues, all running north-south, and E. Pine, E. Pike, E. John, E. Thomas, and E. Aloha Streets and E. Olive Way, running east-west. Of these streets, large portions of E. Pike Street, E. Pine Street, Broadway, 15th Avenue, and E. Olive Way are lined almost continuously with streetfront businesses.
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  • September 3, 2017
    We toke the bus during the day to explore! What a waste of time. Nothing to see other then a few thrift stores and coffee places. Dirty and nothing to see. Locals mentioned the bars at night(which i w...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    If you're visiting from out of town and have some time you must visit Capitol Hill. There are some excellent places to eat and drink. It's easy to get to with Light Rail. The north end has some beauti...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Cant comment on nightlife or pubs as we are too old for that !! we spent 5 days here in a B n B and it was fantastic, shops, restaurants, supermarkets, cafes, close to light rail with fast links downt...  more »

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