20 apartments for rent in Belltown, Seattle, WA
Belltown is a Seattle neighborhood located at the north end of downtown Seattle. Running from Stewart to Mercer Street, the neighborhood was once historically known as the Denny Regrade. Originally a hill called Denny Hill, which belonged to William Bell, was flattened to make room for the growing downtown Seattle in the early 1900s.
Used in its early years as a commercial area, Belltown saw a rebirth in the 1970s when zoning permitted higher buildings and the area became filled with high-rise apartments and condos. The area has art galleries, clothing shops, and restaurants.
Belltown buzzes at night when its nightclubs, restaurants, and bars are filled with college students and Generation Xers. With its proximity to downtown, Belltown is the choice for many where they can walk to all the amenities of Seattle city life.
Belltown runs along First and Second Avenue. First Avenue hosts the longest continually operated farmer’s market in America, the Pike Place Market. An international tourist destination, Pike’s Market, located on the Historical Registry, is also a great place for Belltown residents to shop for produce, grab a quick lunch during a work break, or pick up prepared food to carry home. The Market is also home to a variety of restaurants to feature the local produce.
Buses run up and down the avenues, carrying visitors to Third and Union, the bus hub, linking travelers to any other destination in Seattle or the suburbs. A short bus ride takes art lovers to the Seattle Art Museum on First Avenue, or the Olympic Sculpture Garden.