1st Ave. and Wall St.,
United States,

Just north of downtown, this up-and-coming waterfront neighborhood is home to art galleries, clothing shops, cafes, boutique hotels, and dive bars (of both the authentic and hipster variety). Pricey condos share street space with artist lofts and homeless shelters in this mid-gentrification district bounded to the north by Denny Way, west by Elliot Bay, and east by Virginia Street (From Belltown, Pike Place Market is just a 10-minute walk in this direction.) The neighborhood includes the Olympic Sculpture Park, and is home to The Art Institute of Seattle, Antioch University, and Argosy University.