About Our Neighborhood
First Hill is regarded as Seattle’s “first neighborhood.” The borough hints at its past with historic homes, tree-lined residential streets, and beautifully preserved churches. Today the area is known as a lively medical and research hub with several world-class facilities based in the neighborhood such as: Swedish Medical Center, Harborview, and Virginia Mason.
First Hill’s character and charm are unmatched in Seattle. Just across the street is Vito’s lounge and restaurant featuring cocktails and Italian fare - a great place for happy hour. On the other hand, if you’re in a creative mood, the incredible Frye Art Museum is just a short walk and complimentary to the public. If you have a dog, the quick stroll up to First Hill Park is a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon. One of First Hill’s best kept secrets are the boutiques at Melrose Market like Calf & Kid, Butter Home, Still Liquor, and Rain Shadow Meats. Health-conscious residents can peruse Broadway Farmers Market and Virginia Mason Farmers Markets to purchase fresh flowers, produce, honey, and handmade chocolate. The area’s coffee connoisseurs delight in some of Seattle’s finest options including Starbucks Reserve & Roastery and Stumptown.
The Mill at First Hill apartments is a “walker’s paradise” with an official Walk Score™ of 98. With close access to the Seattle Streetcar, taxi service including UBER, and metro bus service in the downtown area – it’s no surprise that the building boasts a Transit Score™ of 100. Or at home, you can experience incredible views of downtown and the Puget Sound from The Mill at First Hill's rooftop deck.
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