Georgetown
Georgetown

When pioneers first came to the area in the 1850s, Georgetown was one of the places they settled. Then, it was right along the Duwamish river, a fertile valley great for growing hops and other crops. The first railroad began here in 1875, connecting Tacoma and Seattle. Because of its many taverns, which were prohibited in the city, and the Rainier Brewery, Georgetown was a destination for many Seattleites looking to unwind. The neighborhood has long been industrialized and not very resident-friendly, but starting in the 1970s, that has slowly changed. Artists moved in to take advantage of cheap loft spaces, old brick buildings have been turned into cool living quarters, and a delightful little business district has developed.

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