Neighborhood Guides Belltown in Seattle Wa

Belltown  is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington. It was originally part of a claim owned by William Bell. It was regarded to remove Denny Hill early in the 120th century and it changed forever the face of this neighborhood as residents from before were forced out. It is located between Puget Sound and the I-5 between Olive Way and Denny Way. This is a great neighborhood for restaurants, nightlife and to live in. There is a lot of neighborhood pride in Belltown and the ongoing effort to have outdoor works of art at all the major gateways into the area is just one of the ways that the neighborhood shows it. There are also Belltown signs and banners all over the area.  The majority of the homes in this area are condos and townhouses. There are many high-rise buildings that have apartments and homes for sale. The prices in this neighborhood run from $300,000 to over a million and a half depending on size, views and amenities.

Seattle Art Museum has created Olympic Sculpture Park  from a nine acre former industrial park. This is a place to come and enjoy the art as well as the views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. There is also a lot of green space between the sculptures. There are meadows and wild flowers and it is a borderless park with a natural transition from the urban sprawl around it.

The neighborhood is alive with places to dine, bakeries, hotels, restaurants and services. For most things residents will not have to leave the community. To enjoy some of the restaurants and the food that is available in the Belltown Neighborhood, what could be better than taking a food tour? Offered on Tuesdays between 4 and 7pm this tour takes diners to some of the best places in Seattle, all located in Belltown. It is offered from April 1-October 31st.

Built in 1907, there is no theater in Seattle older than the Moore Theater. It was a marvel in its day and 2500 people came to its opening night. The Great Depression brought hard times all over the country but in Seattle, The Moore thrived and some of the greatest acts from around the world performed here. It was reinvented many times over the next 80 years and has a new life today as a venue for many events and activities.

The Cinerama  is a single screen movie theater that has state of the art equipment and it is moving going as it used to be and should always have been. Great concessions and comfortable seating making attending a showing at this theater an enjoyable event.

Parents in the neighborhood have lots of choices when it comes to schools. There are several private schools nearby and the Lowell Elementary School which is public, has earned a distinguished 10/10 performance rating from GreatSchools   based on 2010/11 standardized state tests. Grades PK-5 attend this school.

For those that want city living at its best, Belltown is a great place to live. For visitors and other residents, come for the entertainment and the food. Either way, it is great.