With its housing stock solely contained in condo and apartment buildings, the bustling downtown Seattle neighborhood called Belltown is one of the most densely populated and walkable regions in Washington. Trendy restaurants, art galleries, boutique stores, nightclubs, and high-rise residential towers dot the landscape of the Belltown area. The neighborhood (map) is bounded on the north by Denny Way, beyond which lies Seattle Center, Uptown, and Queen Anne, on the southwest by Elliott Bay, on the southeast by Virginia Street, beyond which lies Pike Place Market and the rest of Downtown, and on the northeast by 5th Avenue, beyond which lies the Denny Triangle.
Almost entirely condominium and apartment residences, the Belltown Cottage Park and P-Patch are host to the last remaining wood framed single-family cottages in downtown Seattle (circa 1916). The area is served by the Seattle School District.
Belltown is home to the Art Institute of Seattle, Antioch University, Argosy University, the Seattle School of Theology & Psychology and RealNetworks. It lies directly west of the Denny Triangle neighborhood, where online retailer Amazon houses its downtown headquarters, and where the Cornish College of the Arts is located.
The Olympic Sculpture Park, a public sculpture garden adjacent to Myrtle Edwards Park is located on the northern edge of the Belltown waterfront. The park features contemporary pieces, various ecosystems with plants indigenous to the Pacific Northwest, and a restored beach and seawall. The park’s construction was funded entirely with private donations and is operated by the Seattle Art Museum.
Check out this recent Seattle Times article about Belltown.