12th Avenue East has changed rapidly in the last ten years, perhaps more than any other microhood. As the population density of Capitol Hill grows, it continues to push it’s boundaries and 12th Avenue East has responded in kind. Capitol Hill is a haven for the artsy folks, but 12th Avenue in particular has carved out it’s niche as the strip for arts and culture. You’ll find Artist Trust with their stake in the ground at the corner of 12th and Denny, Velocity Dance Center, and the Northwest Film Forum owning a chunk of the block and the 12th Avenue Arts Building is holding court.
Dwellings: At the south end of the 12th Avenue microhood you’ll find new construction condo buildings, part reclaimed apartment buildings. As you go further north new construction mingles with mid-century apartment building and turn of the century craftsman.
Dwellers: Folks who have a hankering to be close to the cultural pulse of the city find themselves in the 12th Avenue ‘hood.
- Clearly, you can see a play or a film. But there’s more to this hood than that.
- Sip on a pre-show cocktail at Tavern Law.
- Snag a late dinner at Plum Bistro (for your vegan friends) or Barrio (for the carnivores in your life).
- Check out a film with the Diva favorite Three Dollar Bill Cinema
- It may seem booooring, but you should check out Pacific Supply Co. It’s a dandy of a hardware store.
Does this artsy-fartsy hood sound like it’s the place for you? Roy will tell you more here!