South Beacon Hill Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Located on the southern border of Beacon Hill, South Beacon Hill lies between Interstate 5 on the west and the Chief Sealth Trail to the east, south of the Holly Park neighborhood. Beacon Hill offers spectacular views of downtown Seattle, the industrial district, Elliott Bay, and Rainier Valley. Public transportation serves the area on Beacon Avenue S., S. Myrtle Street, and Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. The Seattle Police Department maintains an office at the north edge of the neighborhood. The New Holly Public Library, adjacent to the neighborhood on the north, opened in 1999.
Van Asselt Elementary School is a large facility teaching students from kindergarten through fifth grade. The school has extensive outdoor recreation areas. Wing Luke Elementary School is named for the first Asian to be elected to public office — the Seattle City Council — anywhere in the mainland United States. The Van Asselt Community Center lies just north of the community. There are several churches in the area, including Macedonia Missionary Bapist Church and Beacon Avenue Church of God.
Like most of Seattle, South Beacon Hill is green, with the mature trees and lush lawns that Seattle’s rainfall fosters. Most streets in the neighborhood lack sidewalks, but the quiet, narrow roads are still pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly.
The Chief Sealth Trail runs north to south through the middle of the neighborhood. This award-winning, multipurpose trail connects South Beacon Hill to light rail and other neighborhoods. Use of the trail is restricted to pedestrians, cyclists, skaters, nonmotorized vehicles, and leashed dogs (and their owners).