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Old 12-06-2009, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Seatte, WA
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Default What are some of the "hip" neighborhoods of Seattle?

Hi...I'm looking to move to Seattle within the next year, and was wondering what are some of the hip, artsy type neighborhoods in the area? Thanks in advance!
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Old 12-06-2009, 06:38 PM
 
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Those would be Capitol Hill and Ballard. I'd recommend Capitol Hill, because Ballard feels more like "where hipsters go to calm down and have kids" as opposed to Capitol Hill's "where hipsters go first after leaving their cushy suburbs".

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Old 12-06-2009, 06:40 PM
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Location: West Seattle/Delridge
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Hi...I'm looking to move to Seattle within the next year, and was wondering what are some of the hip, artsy type neighborhoods in the area? Thanks in advance!
Look in to Capitol Hill, Fremont/Wallingford, and Belltown.
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:59 PM
 
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There's different kind of hip neighborhoods in Seattle, but in terms of artsy hip, Fremont still has some of that vibe despite getting more corporate, Georgetown is full of artists and has that old brick building/industrialish artsy vibe, and Columbia City in the south end is also worth investigating. A lot of artsy neighborhoods in Seattle are less artsy because artists can no longer afford to live there.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:15 PM
 
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Fremont, Broadway, Magnolia Village, Wallingford, Queen Anne, Belltown, and yes even parts of Ballard.
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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I'm not sure how anyone can say Fremont is artsy at this point. It's not 1990 anymore. Yes, it still has the skeleton of an "artsy" neighborhood, but at its heart is frat/sorority central. The bars mostly cater to that crowd and the vibe is like where Frat row goes to party once they graduate.

Avoid Fremont unless your a ken/barbie type.

I agree with others that Capitol Hill, Ballard, and Georgetown are your best bets.



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There's different kind of hip neighborhoods in Seattle, but in terms of artsy hip, Fremont still has some of that vibe despite getting more corporate, Georgetown is full of artists and has that old brick building/industrialish artsy vibe, and Columbia City in the south end is also worth investigating. A lot of artsy neighborhoods in Seattle are less artsy because artists can no longer afford to live there.
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:56 PM
 
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I'm not sure how anyone can say Fremont is artsy at this point. It's not 1990 anymore. Yes, it still has the skeleton of an "artsy" neighborhood, but at its heart is frat/sorority central. The bars mostly cater to that crowd and the vibe is like where Frat row goes to party once they graduate.

Avoid Fremont unless your a ken/barbie type.

I agree with others that Capitol Hill, Ballard, and Georgetown are your best bets.
Fremont is still artsy. No it's not like the 70's, but it's there.
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Old 12-26-2009, 11:33 PM
 
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Fremont is still artsy. No it's not like the 70's, but it's there.
Hey, Acrojimmy stole my ken/barbie line

I tend to agree, though, that Fremont is more like Belltown's cousin, while Ballard is Capitol Hill's cousin.
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Belltown: Mixed bag/more urban/refreshingly hippie-free
Capitol Hill: the gheys/hipsters that call themselves hipsters/introverts
Ballard: hipsters with kids/hipsters with money/granolas
Fremont: granolas/aging frat guys/tech nerds
Downtown: career types/retail workers/fashion-y hipsters
Upper Queen Anne: SPU students/old people that didn't get the memo about white flight in the 60's
Lower Queen Anne: all the non-hipster women aged 18-30 in Seattle live here
Wallingford: crazy people/granolas
Columbia City: like a small town if small towns didn't suck
First Hill: Do you like the live in a dense neighborhood but not have to see actual people?
Central District: hipsters that thought it was the new Capitol Hill until the economy tanked and now they're stuck in a crappy neighborhood with no organic food stores.
Northgate: Want something stolen? Like cars and sitting in traffic? Are you more of a grey/beige person?
University District: UW students/homeless people/ave rats who ask for change all day and head home to Bellevue just in time for mommy to tuck them in.
SoDo: urban pioneers
Georgetown: Mythical neighborhood almost impossible to get to/from. May not even exist. Artists rumored to live there but are not seen in the daylight.
Rainier Beach: The suspects stood outside a local bar after a heated argument and a gun was drawn and fired on the first suspect. No other details are available at this time.
South Lake Union: Five people live here. They are waiting for all the biotech workers to move in and create a bustling, vibrant neighborhood. Any day now.
Madison Park: Money.
Financial District: the two people on House Hunters that moved into 5th and Madison
Pioneer Square: artists with steel balls
Chinatown: old asians

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Old 12-28-2009, 06:22 PM
 
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Thumbs up am I too old for Capitol Hill?

I live in NYC and I am thinking of moving to the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. What is the age range of people living there? I am a single woman in my late 40s and want to live in a neighborhood that isn't all 20-somethings but has people of all ages. But otherwise, it appears to fit the bill for me: walkable, a lot of interesting businesses, good public transit, and politically progressive.

Last edited by expdxer; 12-28-2009 at 06:23 PM.. Reason: didn't mean to put the thumbs-up--getting old
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