First Hill is Seattle's first residential neighborhood, perched directly east of downtown. Our neighborhood rose to popularity in the late 19th century and was home to many of early Seattle's most influential residents and pioneer families.
By the beginning of the 20th century, First Hill was a bustling neighborhood of mansions, row-houses, modest single-family homes, boarding rooms, churches, hospitals and commercial services. In the mid-20th century, high-rise buildings began to develop, as well as Yesler Terrace, the nation's first racially integrated public housing project.
Today, First Hill is a rapidly growing, urban neighborhood with an exciting and diverse mix of businesses and residents.