Five Things to Do Around Belltown During COVID
Artsy vibes meet great eats in this Seattle neighborhood. Nestled between Downtown and Queen Anne, Belltown is a young urban area with a lot to do! Probably most well known for its walkable streets and abundant nightlife; Belltown has considerably slowed down during COVID-19. Despite the slowdown there is plenty to love about this quirky Seattle neighborhood.
1. The Sculpture Park
The Olympic Sculpture Park has fantastic views of Elliott Bay. Start on the corner of Broad St and Western Ave and wind down through the park on the way down to the Seattle Waterfront. As you take a relaxing stroll through the park enjoy the fantastic sculptures. The park is an oasis in the middle of a very busy neighborhood.
Want to live by the Sculpture Park?
Belltown Condo – The Concord
The Concord Condominium is a two tower 13 story building located in northern Belltown and sits above Sculpture Park. Built in 2000, The Concord features a sleek design with a concrete and glass exterior. Pet friendly, Concord boasts plethora of amenities including: full time concierge, garden courtyard, exercise room, sauna, hot tub, & common lounge. Solid construction allows for hard floors and quiet units.
This 5th floor Belltown condo faces southwest and enjoys views of garden, Elliott Bay and ferries. The condo is open and inviting with fireplace and bistro sized deck. The 1 bed/1 bath Seattle condo is 780 square feet. In addition, the unit includes a secure parking space. Wonderful, happy in-city living experience! Available for $545,000.
2. Seattle Aquarium
The Seattle Aquarium located on Pier 59 over Puget Sound. The aquarium features an underwater dome and coral reef display. Crowd favorites include the octopus and lively otters.
Not only is the Seattle Aquarium open but now is a great time to visit the animals up close with limited crowds. To clarify, you must reserve your tickets online and you have a specific time window for your arrival. In addition, face masks are required and you must follow the one way path.
3. Pike Place Market
The world famous Pike Place Market is on the edge of Belltown. One of the oldest continuously running public farmers’ markets in the U.S. Belltown residents may take for granted that they live so close to Pike Place, but they shouldn’t. Great place to get fresh fruit, vegetable, fish, etc. Furthermore, restaurants are still open to get a meal. Like the aquarium, the market is open and they have taken steps to protect their guests. Don’t miss the market.
Insider tip: take a stroll down Post Alley past the gum wall and visit a completely unique art museum, the Seattle #Selfie Museum. Designed with the 21st century in mind, this original art installation is curated around your ability to take the best Instagram shot possible. Be sure to tag @ewingandclark during your next visit!
Where to live by the Pike Place Market?
Belltown Condo – 1521 2nd Ave
Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue is one of the most exclusive buildings in the Seattle condo market. The condo building sits above the Pike Place Market. As a result, the views are about as protected as you can get. The condos feature views of Elliott Bay, Olympic Mountains and Seattle sunsets. In addition, the building features attentive 24 hour concierge, professional manager, impeccable maintenance, and fine common areas including gym, yoga room, & private meeting room.
Unit 1504 is currently available on the Seattle condo market. The Seattle condo has a gracious floor plan, oak floors, honed granite slab countertops, and top of the line appliances. The 2 bed/1.75 bath 1,729 sq ft condo features a spacious master suite. It includes a marble bathroom and walk-in closet. In addition, the condo includes two secured parking spots. The condo is available for $2.485 million.
4. Shopping Downtown
Belltown and nearby Downtown Seattle is a shopping paradise. From small boutiques to major department stores, the area has it all. Whether you are on the hunt for the perfect souvenir, or a one of a kind thrifted jacket, all you have to do is take a walk. For instance, the downtown Seattle retail spaces includes, the flagship Nordstrom store among other Seattle-grown national brands. During COVID, Nordstrom is open most days from 10 am to 6 pm and taking precautions to keep people safe. Furthermore, a walk through Belltown will highlight artsy shops and galleries galore. For example, find fantastic glass works or make a private appointment during COVID to create your own at the Seattle Glassblowing Studio & Gallery. You may even choose to stock up for your next outdoors adventure at Patagonia which has a boarded up front door but is now open.
5. Restaurants & Bars
While Belltown restaurants and bars are not as jammed packed as normal, there is still a lot to enjoy. For example, places like Shorty’s and Cloudburst Brewing are open for pickup. Cloudburst has been canning their beers and you can walkup and buy them at the entry to the tap room. Furthermore, Seattle restaurants and bars like Buckley’s and Limoncello have dine-in seating while COVID protocols need to be followed. In addition, other restaurants like Wasabi are open for dining and cocktails and currently have last call at 10:45. So the party has not stopped in Belltown, it just does not go until the wee hours.
Looking for a perfect location among the Belltown restaurants and bars?
Belltown Condo – The Pomeroy
The Pomeroy is a sophisticated 52 unit building sitting in the middle of the Belltown bars and restaurants. The 8 story concrete and steel structure features views of the city, the Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains, and sunsets. Indeed, the spectacular rooftop deck takes advantage of the views.
Unit #401 features an open loft-style one bedroom with recent updates. The Belltown condo includes a great kitchen, stainless steel appliances, slab granite counter tops, gas cooking and stainless bar. In addition, hardwoods, crown molding, wall of windows look out to Cityscape views. Furthermore the den/office has built-in cabinets & desk. Likewise, the bathroom is remodeled. Separate utility room with full size washer/dryer plus storage. Available for $495,000.
Whether you work, live, and/or just play in Belltown, there is still plenty to do! See you around the neighborhood! Or if interested in Belltown real estate, feel free to contact us.