If you’re looking for your own slice of New York City on the West Coast, downtown Seattle is a great place to start. Everything you could ever want from a big city is packed into Seattle’s very geographically manageable downtown.

LIVEABILITY:

Strong Urban Fee

AMMENITIES:

Everything you need right outside your door

COMMUTE:

No need to drive, walk or take transit

TRANSIT OPTIONS:

Link, buses 40, 62, 2, 13

WALKER SCORE:

100

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The History of Downtown Seattle

BELLTOWN, DOWNTOWN, PIONEER SQUARE

Downtown Seattle is not just another neighborhood. After centuries of settlement by Indians, the first Europeans to call Seattle home established farms and a steam-powered sawmill in the area of Pioneer Square. As downtown grew, it spread north, becoming the financial and retail center of Washington’s largest city and of the region. Today, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, downtown Seattle has escaped the urban decay of many cities and remains a vibrant center, with many retail, financial, and cultural activities and with new urban residential areas developing in and around it.

The first European settlers in Seattle were the party of a dozen Midwesterners led by Arthur Denny (1822-1899). After a rain-soaked stay at Alki point across Elliott Bay, in 1852 the party relocated in the area of the future downtown. They settled on a small patch of level land and on a nearby island in the middle of what is now Pioneer Square, at the south end of downtown. The decision of Henry Yesler (1810-1892) later that year to build the Sound’s first steam-powered sawmill in the new village of Seattle secured its economic future.

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