Take a bold step toward something new this year! Spire invites you to explore our location at the junction of three of Seattle’s most exciting neighborhoods. A thriving waterfront neighborhood just steps to downtown Seattle, Belltown is a buzzing area that juxtaposes modern skyscrapers and vintage/traditional/historic brick buildings. Small enough to explore all of its major sights on foot with plenty to keep you busy, the area invites you to stroll and discover the neighborhood’s many charms at your own pace. Belltown is bordered on the north by Denny Way and Lower Queen Anne, on the east and south by downtown Seattle, and on the west by Elliott Bay. Just 0.9 miles to downtown Seattle, you can expect to enjoy the heart of the city 15-20 minutes by foot, and 5-10 minutes by bike, car or transit. It’s ranked as one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Seattle, which makes getting to all of its art galleries, restaurants, nightclubs, boutiques and bars an easy exercise.
With a Walk Score of 99 out of 100, it’s a true walker’s paradise and also enjoys the convenience of world-class public transportation with 100 Transit Score. The Monorail has been a Seattle icon since the 1962 World’s Fair and also runs above the streets of Belltown. From Spire, you can easily stroll to Seattle’s new waterfront, Denny Triangle, Pike Place Public Market, Amazon Spheres, Financial District, South Lake Union, and Capitol Hill. Everything you could conceivably ask for is available within the borders of this small neighborhood.
Rising 41-stories, framing endless views of Elliott Bay, South Lake Union and the Space Needle, Spire embodies the spirit of downtown Seattle, immersed in the vibrant cultural community of Belltown,.
“The neighborhood gained a reputation for trend setting nightlife (grunge) in the 1990’s, but these days its more renowned for its 100-plus restaurants,” says Lonely Planet. Start your culinary adventure on foot by adding local favorites, including Macrina Bakery & Café, Lola, Petra, Tavolata and Serious Pie to your map. Seattle Met shares some of the best spots to eat and drink in Belltown.
Stretch your legs! You can walk there.
do206 shares some of Seattle’s best walks, saying of nearby Centennial Park:
“Enjoy the cool breeze of the Puget Sound as you walk along the 1.25 mile walking trail. There is both a walking and biking path that makes it a great spot to walk on a crowded day. Connected to Myrtle Edwards Park is Centennial Park that is over 11 acres that also features a rose garden and tackle shop.
Pro Tip: Pack a picnic with you from Macrina Bakery, take a walk through the Olympic Sculpture Park before and then enjoy a meal while watching the sunset in Elliot Bay.”
While Curiocity Seattle shares 10 Beautiful Places to Go for a Walk in Seattle, saying of Elliott Bay Trail:
“Elliott Bay Trail is great for those of you who are super visual. You can enjoy the trail itself and the views of the bay or you can wander over to and through the Olympic Sculpture Park. And if you really want you can spend the whole day doing this trail because it’s 10 miles roundtrip.”
Belltown is also within an easy walk to the Seattle Center, home of the Space Needle and former site of the legendary 1962 World’s Fair as well as three additional museums: Chihuly Garden and Glass, the Museum of Pop Culture, and the Pacific Science Center. You can easily spend a full day on foot exploring this cultural hotspot. During Seattle’s spring and summer season the sprawling green lawns and fountains also attract those looking for a retreat from the bustle of downtown.
Whether you already reside here or not, Seattle’s evolving scenery offers more to discover by foot. Join one of the Seattle Free Walking Tours to learn more about an area’s history or architecture. Amber D. via Google Reviews says, “I live in downtown Seattle and I am trying to experience all the city has to offer. This tour does not disappoint! Joe was an amazing guide! A fantastic performer, but also friendly and easy to talk to one on one. I had a wonderful time, learned some history, and even learned about other things I should experience I recommend this for tourists AND locals.”
Indie boutiques, galleries and cafes dot the tree-lined 1st and 2nd Avenues where you’re sure to find a diverse array of shops and bars. At the end of your day, raise a glass at Bathtub Gin and Co, Roquette, Black Bottle or Some Random Bar for craft cocktails, a decadent brownie sundae, and the finest pub-grub in Belltown. Many restaurants also offer happy hour deals since it’s a hotspot for young professionals and tech workers. The area’s numerous nightclubs and live-music spots include the Crocodile, an iconic rock venue since 1991.
Move-in ready homes are available and with special pricing on select homes there’s never been a better time to claim your own room with a view on the edge of everything.