"Pine Street- A great link to what's going on!"
Pine Street runs into the one street everyone has heard of in Seattle- Pike Place. It is primarily a business district and has some major inclines as it moves up from the waters edge, but overall, it's one of those streets in the middle of the city that everyone knows where it's at because it is so close to everything. Unfortunately, this makes it extremely busy, noisy and impossible to find parking not matter what time of day you might be looking for it.
There are condo/apartment living options that might give some of the best city and Puget Sound views you could ask for but these would definitely be some premium dollar locations even for the apartment that was facing a brick wall, simply because of the location. It is urban living at its best though with just about anything you could ask for within walking distance and great bus access.
The general area is a mostly commercial and is a little on the dirty side. The city was experimenting with frequent garbage pickups rather than leaving out garbage and recycling containers which makes for an interesting stroll through any of the alleys when you see all the stuff laying around but part of the idea was to encourage more recycling. Stick to the main street and there should be no issues!