Capitol Hill is a study in sharp contrasts. The hill itself is one of the most prestigious old neighborhoods in Seattle, with countless mansions and stately older homes, quite a few of which are now elaborate bed-and-breakfast inns. At one time local politicians dreamed of making this the location for Washington’s capitol building—hence the name.
Today the campuses of Seattle Central Community College and Seattle University mark the southern edge, while two commercial centers attract visitors: a small, fairly quiet strip along 15th Avenue East, and the busy, on-the-edge Broadway Avenue East stretch.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition