Beacon Hill

Travel to Seattle, Washington is never complete without a visit to Beacon Hill. One of the major neighborhoods of the city of Seattle, Beacon Hill features many historical landmarks, as well as a diverse mix of people and cultures. It also has a rich cultural heritage, owing to the presence of many establishments that reflect its unique melting pot of influences.

A Seattle, WA travel to Beacon Hill features many sights and sounds. Beacon Hill is home to's global headquarters, Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as the Puget Sound Health System. Blessed with a great view, Beacon Hill affords picturesque vistas of downtown Seattle, the city's Industrial District, Elliott Bay and First Hill and Rainier Valley. When weather conditions permit, Beacon Hill could even provide views of Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountains.

Beacon Hill in Wikipedia,_Seattle,_Washington

Beacon Hill by the City Government of Seattle, Washington

Beacon Hill sights and sounds by Outside In

Originally called "Greenish-Yellow Spine" by its natives, who named it from the deciduous trees that grew in the area, Beacon Hill was first settled in the mid-nineteenth century by settlers John Holgate and Edward Hanford. Consequently, Beacon Hill was originally named as Holgate and Hanford Hill in honor of these first settlers. Over time, its name was changed to Beacon Hill by M. Harwood Young, who renamed it in honor of his original hometown in Boston, Massachusetts.

The 20th century saw a rise in the immigrant population of the town. At the present, Beacon Hill hosts a mix of Asian (mainly Filipino and Chinese), Latin, black and white inhabitants. Its cultural landmarks feature the diversity of the area, with places such as the former Pacific Medical Center, Jefferson Park, Dr. Jose Rizal Park (in honor of the Philippine national hero), El Centro de la Raza, as well as the Beacon Hill branch of the Seattle Public Library.

Beacon Hill history by History Link

Beacon Hill reviews by Yelp

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