Beacon Hill has historically been an ethnically diverse neighborhood with a decidedly immigrant and blue collar history. Early Italian, Japanese and Chinese immigrants farmed small plats or worked building the new city’s infrastructure. In the 1940s, Beacon Hill saw an influx of skilled workers joining the shipyards and Boeing for the war efforts. Today, those solid bases have been joined by immigrants from Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe, along with an influx of highly educated and well paid tech workers who are seeking a quiet residential community close to downtown and Eastside employment centers.
Walk through the quiet streets and find the treasures of shops, bistros and dives reflecting the cuisine of the world. The is nothing like attending a tamale making class at El Centro del la Raza to get a sense of what Beacon Hill is all about.
Our location at 12th and Holgate, on the north end of the neighborhood, might be considered the prime of Beacon Hill. It’s very walkable (Walk Score 72), has great views and will be a brand new building with an orientation toward creating community.