Capitol Hill is a densely populated urban neighborhood, bordering downtown Seattle, and has the city’s primer nightlife scene. Everything that city life can offer is within easy walking distance. Students here attend Seattle University, Seattle Central Community College and Cornish College of the Arts. Broadway along with Pike/Pine are the central commercial streets, lively with shops, coffee houses, bars, clubs and restaurants. Light rail commuter service is opening in early 2016 and will provide service from the University of Washington to south of Seattle Tacoma International Airport.
Nearby Volunteer Park includes a conservatory, a 108-step brick water tower with one of the best views of the city and region, and the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Just north is the historic Lake View Cemetery hosting the graves of Seattle’s pioneers as well as iconic martial arts film stars Bruce and Brandon Lee. Another great local park is Cal Anderson Park, with a water reservoir, inverted fountain, playground, jogging path and sports playfields.