If you are someone who appreciates the fun, oddball, and absurd things in life, look no further than Georgetown, Seattle. Georgetown is one of the oldest settlements in Seattle, and you can still get a taste of the city’s history there today. While much of Seattle’s architecture fluctuates between steel-and-glass skyscrapers and wood-and-plaster bungalows, the first thing you’ll notice about Georgetown is its brick. Brick factories and warehouses that have been renovated and re-imagined into stores, restaurants, galleries, and breweries give this neighborhood’s commercial district a distinct industrial feel. In addition, it’s convenient location, local art scene, and kitschy shops make it a prized neighborhood for young professionals, artists, and families.
Affordable Houses to Rent or Buy
By Seattle standards, Georgetown has an affordable housing market comprised of both historic houses and new construction townhomes. Georgetown’s rich architectural history gives tenants the opportunity to live in a hip, vintage, industrial neighborhood without paying downtown Seattle prices.
Dining in Georgetown
Georgetown’s winding, pedestrian-friendly streets make it the perfect place to wander and discover its many bars, restaurants, and coffee shops, but if you’re looking for a few recommendations, here are some of our favorites:
A Brewery Tour of Georgetown
Georgetown boasts many Grade-A breweries, which makes it the perfect place to bar hop, or to nurse a brew while chatting with friends or sharing a round of darts. These breweries are all within walking distance of each other, which means you can safely get from one to another without driving:
One-of-a-Kind Shopping Experiences
Georgetown offers kitschy shopping opportunities for thrifters, gifters, and more.
Furniture & Home Decor
Whether you love antiquing or you’re trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle, you’ll be thrilled with Georgetown’s furniture consignment options. Here are a few off-the-beaten-track options that we recommend:
The Trailer Park Mall
Like a year-round art fair, Georgetown’s Trailer Park Mall is a collection of stand-alone trailers that feature original art, crafts, and mini-thrift-shops for your perusal. Some weekends they even have kid-friendly activities and they are an active participant in the neighborhood’s monthly Art Attack.
If you are into the indie comic scene, Fantagraphics is the place for you. This independent publishing company’s storefront is located in the heart of Georgetown. They feature a broad range of comics, graphic novels, and illustrated novels—many by local and west coast authors. Their store is conveniently connected to Georgetown Records, where you can browse their vinyl collection and occasionally enjoy a live show.
Things to Do in Georgetown
- Check out a piece of Georgetown history at Oxbow Park
- Catch a drag show at the Palace Theater & Art Bar
- Tour a chocolate factory at Fran’s Chocolates
- Discover a haunted house at Georgetown Castle
- Watch a plane take off at Ruby Chow Park