The neighborhoods in Downtown District include Belltown, Chinatown/International District, Commercial Core, Denny Triangle, and Pioneer Square (map). High-rise condominium and apartment development over the past couple of decades has brought substantial residential growth to the downtown core. Downtown Seattle is a mecca of food, shopping, lodging and activities, and its natural setting is a gorgeous backdrop for a vibrant array of events and festivals, professional sports, lively nightlife, and tourist attractions, supported by a vibrant cultural and performing arts community.
Downtown Seattle provides one of the nation’s best big-city urban experiences for visitors and residents alike, generating an important economic impact for the thousands working in arts, entertainment, hospitality and tourism. More than 20 million people visit Downtown for events, festivals, concerts and sight-seeing.