Yes, Capitol Hill IS Seattle’s Center of the Universe, no matter what you hear about Fremont.
Here is a short list about why this is so.
1. Capitol Hill is Seattle’s most diverse neighborhoods, with young and old, straight and gay, and every hue and color of the rainbow. It’s a family neighborhood. Don’t believe that? Look at the last census…. the Capitol Hill/Central District has more kids than any other neighborhood in Seattle.
2. Best schools. Capitol Hill, including the Central District, Madison Park, Washington Park and Montlake is home to Seattle’s top public elementary schools, including Stevens, McGilvra, Montlake and TOPS. In addition, the neighborhood high school, Garfield, has more national scholars than Lakeside, Bill Gates alma mater.