Seattle Neighborhoods Reviews
What can you see/do in each neighborhood of Seattle? Jun 28, 2008
Seattle's downtown combines everything that makes the city interesting and exciting. It's a mix of boutique shops, department stores, and government and office buildings. Early 20th century architectural mixes with modern styles. There's also plenty of mountain and water views to fill a book with picture-perfect postcards.
Seattle's roots being in Pioneer Square, which was the former heart of the city. The 19th century Romanesque Revival brick buildings are filled with art galleries, cafés, shops, bars, nightclubs, and office space. During the day, you'll experience a vibrant retail area; by night, a bustling hotspot. Some landmarks: the Tlingit totem pole, elaborate Pergola, Occidental Park, waterfall garden at the original UPS building, historic King Street Station, and Smith Tower, which was once the tallest building in the world outside Manhattan.
The ID (as locals call it) is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Seattle. It was settled in the late 1890s. It is a melting pot of Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, African-American, Vietnamese, Korean and Cambodian inhabitants. There are dozens of Asian restaurants, markets, martial arts schools, and specialty shops.
Fremont calls itself "The Center of the Universe" and is a collection of boutiques, vintage clothing stores, tattoo parlors, brewpubs, restaurants, art galleries, and a music studio founded by a member of the rock band Pearl Jam. Some of Seattle's best-loved public art lives in Fremont: the Fremont Troll that lives under the Aurora bridge, "Waiting for the Interurban," a life-size statue of people waiting for the train (and frequently decorated by the locals), a bronze statue of Lenin that was rescued from a Russian dump, and a 53-foot rocket. The Fremont Sunday Market is a bargain-hunter's paradise.
Ballard is bordered by Salmon and Shilshole Bays and was settled in the 1850s by Scandinavian immigrants. On Market Street and Ballard Avenue, you'll find a unique assortment of restaurants, galleries, shops and pubs. The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks are a popular draw for tourists and locals alike.
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