"Small town feel near the big city"
Local businesses and apartment buildings give this neighborhood a community feeling. From the local grocery store, banks and restaurants, it's like a little city within a city. There's even a small movie theatre in the vicinity, as well as a huge events center (Seattle Center), giving residents and tourists plenty to do and see. There is, of course, a Starbucks close by, but almost just as popular, Dick's can be found on the corner of Queen Anne Ave and W. Republican, providing the only one in the Seattle area with an indoor dining area. This little section of Seattle does sleep, but its bedtime is pretty late and traffic can sometimes deter potential visitors to the area. Overall, it's a great place to live for those who like the convenience of city living without the overwhelming feel of living in the city.