Capitol Hill


Capitol Hill is a densely populated residential district in Seattle. It is situated on a steep hill just east of the city's downtown central business district. Capitol Hill's main thoroughfare is Broadway, which forms the commercial heart of the district. The Pike-Pine corridor (the area between Pike and Pine street from Boren Avenue through 15th Street is another main thoroughfare of the neighborhood, full of coffee shops, bars, restaurants, and other food or music related businesses. Prior to 1901, Capitol Hill was known as 'Broadway Hill' after the neighborhood's main thoroughfare. The origin of the neighborhood's current name is disputed.Capitol Hill contains some of Seattle's wealthiest neighborhoods, including "Millionaire's Row" along 14th Avenue E. south of Volunteer Park.