Once hoped to be the location for the state’s capital, this neighborhood is filled with historic mansions, elegant old craftsman’s and classic brick apartment buildings all nestled on lush tree-lined streets. At the crest of Capitol Hill is sprawling Volunteer Park and the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Within blocks of this serene setting lies Broadway, one of the edgier sidewalk scenes in Seattle. Broadway, along with the up-and-coming Pike-Pine corridor, offers a dose of counterculture, ethnic restaurants, independent movie theatres and an active nightlife. The "Hill" is also home to SCCC and Seattle U, adding students to the creative mix of musicians and artists who call this neighborhood home. Minutes from I-5, Capitol Hill borders the east edge of downtown. Long known as the home of Seattle’s gay community, Capitol Hill offers urban living that is both exciting and diverse.