Belltown is the most densely populated neighborhood in Seattle. This vibrant and trendy neighborhood is at the center of nightlife and the hottest restaurants. There is not a shortage of things to do in Belltown- a plethora of restaurants, fine dining, clubs, lounges, and bars to choose from. For the foodies, Belltown is the neighborhood where you can find amazing restaurants like Tom Douglas’ Dahlia Lounge, Lola, Palace Kitchen, Etta’s, and Serious Pie; Ethan Stowell’s Tavolata; and Umi Sake House, El Gaucho, Spur Gastropub, List, Black Bottle, Wann Japanese Izakaya, Belltown Pizza, Pintxo, Branzino, and the list could go on forever!
The neighborhood is located centrally, within close proximity to it all. According to walkscore.com, Belltown is the 3rd most walkable neighborhood in Seattle. Easily stroll to Denny Triangle, Pike Place Market, Waterfront, Financial District, South Lake Union, and Capitol Hill.
This vibrant community is made up of young professionals, singles, retirees and families with kids.
There are no houses in Belltown, the neighborhood is made up of condominium towers and apartment complexes.
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HISTORY OF BELLTOWN
Belltown Seattle is named after William Nathaniel Bell, one of Seattle’s first settlers and on whose land the neighborhood was built. In the early part of the twentieth century the major regrade flattening project transformed the hill into what is now Belltown (and Denny Triangle). Fun fact: Belltown once sat on one of the tallest hills in Seattle, Denny Hill. To give you an idea of the scale of the Denny Hill, prior to the regrade, the Fourth and Blanchard Office Building, also known as the Sedgwick James Building or Darth Vader building, is located on the site of what was once the highest point of Denny Hill, Belltown. The 17th floor is the marker of the peak of the former hill.