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Georgetown is one of Seattle’s earliest neighborhoods. It is located in the south-central area between Boeing Field/King County Airport and the Industrial District. The Duwamish River creates both a bond and a border between the South Park and Georgetown neighborhoods as it flows past and into Elliott Bay. The Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition is one of the areas most active community groups, bringing together residents, businesses, and other concerned citizens to return the river its former natural splendor. The continued strength and success of these efforts has encouraged a revival of the neighborhoods along the river.
Georgetown’s housing is a mixture of modest homes and apartment buildings, old classic Victorians, and new townhouses and condos. Housing is cheaper here than most other parts of Seattle due in large part to its proximity to the Industrial District and the transportation systems that serve it (rail, road, and air). However, despite the industrial influences, Georgetown is a close-knit, active, and artistic neighborhood enjoyed by resident and visitor alike.
Georgetown’s Jules Mae Saloon est. 1889 is one of the oldest saloons still operating in Seattle. In fact Georgetown has always been known for its beer. In addition to housing some of the best saloons in the city, the original Seattle Brewing Company (later known as Rainier Beer) was established here in 1878. While the historic brewing facility did finally stop production after more than 100 years, breweries still have their place in Georgetown. A handful of micro-brewers have set up shop in the shadow of their predecessor. Most notable is the Georgetown Brewing Company which recently purchased their own property in Georgetown to ensure that their headquarters will remain in the area for many years to come.
Today the area is also famous for its high concentration of visual and music artists living and creating in the surrounding warehouses and the old Rainier Brewing facility. Dozens of studios and galleries dot the area, including the Georgetown Arts Center and neighborhood Art Walks and other events allow artists to publicly exhibit some of their latest works in a celebratory setting. Landmark outdoor art is also popular, perhaps starting with the old Hats-n-Boots were first installed at a local gas station in 1950. The latest landmark art includes The Graffiti Wall, also known as the Zulu Wall of Unity which is the first of several large cooperative murals planned for the Georgetown commercial area. The recent musical sculptures of Jesus Moroles in South Park’s Cesar Chavez Park have gained national attention as well. Speaking of music, record stores and recording studios abound and help support the Georgetown Music Fest, usually held the first weekend in June with four stages of independent rock music.
Residents of Georgetown take special pride in the history and indepence of the neighborhood. Come fill your senses with all Georgetown has to offer. You be able to find a good deal on your own space to live and create.