Neighborhood Guides Pioneer Square in Seattle Wa

 Pioneer Square is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington.  It is one of the most historic in the city.  Originally settled in 1852 it was totally destroyed by a fire 37 years later. From the ashes a new neighborhood rose. The neighborhood contains some of the most unique architecture in the country. Just walking the streets is amazing with streets filled with locally owned independent businesses.  Pioneer Square is smack dab in the middle of downtown and is a local center for activities and events. There is not a more happening neighborhood anywhere in Seattle with great entertainment and galleries.

The King Street Amtrak Station is located in this neighborhood. Pioneer Square also has a Light Rail Station. The I-5 is also well located for commuting to other parts of the city.

The beauty of this area is when it comes to buying or renting here, you have two types of choices. You can choose a wonderful historic building most from the early twentieth century or you can choose something modern from the last decade of the twentieth century. That is not to say that the historic building won’t have modern amenities, most of them have been beautifully renovated into lofts and condos. It is not inexpensive to be so close to all the action in Seattle but it is wonderful to be able to walk out your front door and find all the great dining and entertainment you could want. The prices are as affordable today as they are likely to get and many units are as much as $100,000 cheaper than they were just 4 years ago.

The Century Link Field takes up a good portion of Pioneer Square. It is the home field of the Seattle Seahawks. How much better could be it than this to be able to walk from home to the games. On the other hand if you are not a football fan, the crowds that the games attract is probably not going to be a good reason to choose this neighborhood.

Occidental Square is the site of one of the events in Pioneer Square called The Seattle Square. On Thursdays from 4-9pm through the end of September, there is a market in the square. Lots of arts and crafts, food vendors and a party atmosphere. 2011 is the second year the market has taken place.

There are lots of hotels in this neighborhood. It is where tourists want to be. The Klondike Gold Rush Historic Park offers historic tours of the Pioneer Square neighborhood. They last about 90 minutes and cover about half a mile. Find out about this take off point for the Klondike Gold Rush.

Occidental Park is just a little over a half acre in the middle of this historic neighborhood. It has paths, a decorative fountain and best of all wireless Internet. There is plenty of shade and benches for sitting and relaxing. This is a great spot for people watching.

Pioneer Square is a unique place to call home. It is in the middle of the city but there are plenty of places to enjoy the great outdoors just a short drive away. For a great downtown location, it doesn’t get any better than this.