Broadway—wow! It’s the epitome of the changing face of Capitol Hill. A few old favorites remain, flanked by new condo buildings and so many new eateries and drinkeries (see how we like to make up words here?) it’s like a sea of neon and culinary delights. Head a little further north and your surrounded by charmingly residential streets that have survived decades of change in Seattle.

From the Loveless Building in the Broadway neighborhood of Seattle

The Joe Bar windows (in the Loveless Building) and the benches down the street from Broadway, Seattle (Rosie Gaynor photo)

Dwellings: The beauty of the Broadway neighborhood is how it shifts from shiny, flashy new condo buildings to vintage walk-ups to old, dignified single family homes with ease. It’s like the grand old dame who can still put on her stilettos and put down a pint of vodka–surprising and impressive. Or, perhaps it’s more like the techy hipster protege who can drink his body weight in PBR’s or put on a suit and charm the Senior VP. You decide.

Dwellers: See above.


  • Nab a cup of joe at Joe Bar. Or, for those who just can’t tear themselves away from their Starbucks, check out the “inspired by Starbucks” Roy Street Coffee and Tea.
  • Check out top-rated Seattle eatery Poppy.
  • Do a little shopping for your new pad at Kobo Seattle.

Learn more about this happening hood here!