First Hill stretches from the Retail Core of downtown and Interstate 5 west to about Broadway or so. There are several residential neighborhoods and small pockets of condominiums and town houses but this is primarily the location for several medical facilities and the Seattle University. This college neighborhood is home to numerous lofts, studio apartments, smaller condominiums and higher in residential homes. The Swedish Medical Facility, First Hill Campus is located here as well as the Virginia Mason clinic and the Harborview Medical Center.
First Hill has been regarded as Seattle's first neighborhood where pioneer families first establish their roots and carried on a rich history of classical historical homes, gardens and beautiful churches. This, along with Capital Hill is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Seattle.
Also referred to as "Pill Hill" due to its home of the three major healthcare facilities in Seattle as well as the Puget Sound blood Center, it is also the home to Seattle University, a private Jesuit university since 1891. In addition to Seattle University there is the Northwest School and the Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, two highly regarded private schools in the area. Seattle's first Baptist Church as well as the Trinity Episcopal parish church and St. James Cathedral are also located in First Hill.
There are primarily apartments in the First Hill neighborhood but there are several condominiums with high-end units starting at around $400,000. For more information on the First Hill neighborhood please see active listings on this page or contact one of our agents that specialize in First Hill condominiums, lofts and townhouses.