One of the oldest neighborhoods in Seattle, that is rich in character and historical charm. Living in Pioneer Square you’re only steps away from art galleries, historic parks, bars and restaurants. The Pioneer Square Art Walk is every first Thursday of the month, and is not to be missed! There’s such a great variety of restaurants- Grand Central Bakery, Salumi, TAT’S Delicatessen, Damn the Weather, Il Corvo Pasta, Taylor Shellfish Oyster Bar, London Plane.
Parking is a rarity in the older buildings, however there are a few parking garages within walking distance. Having a car in this neighborhood is pretty much a luxury. Pioneer Square is the 2nd most walkable neighborhood in Seattle – walkscore of 98! Seattle’s two major sports stadiums, CenturyLink Field and Safeco Field are just blocks away, and a short walk to the Waterfront and Pike Place Market! Additionally, the transit score is 100.
PIONEER SQUARE RESIDENTS
Pioneer Square is the ideal neighborhood for those who love to live close to it all, and would prefer to live in a loft-style historic brick structure as opposed to a newer condominium building. Located just South of financial downtown district, this neighborhood has become popular among professionals.
There are no houses in Pioneer Square, the neighborhood is mostly made up of historic condominiums and apartments buildings. Most of the buildings still stand today and have been protected from developers by Seattle’s historic preservation.
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HISTORY OF PIONEER SQUARE
Pioneer Square is one of the original neighborhoods, where Seattle’s founders settled. By the end of 1800’s, Seattle had become the largest city in Washington. Back then most of the buildings were made of wood, however nearly all burned down in the Great Seattle Fire. The city quickly rebuilt, adding dozens of brick and stone buildings, most of which to this day are still standing.