We’ve got the best downstairs neighbors you could ask for and we think you’ll feel the same. Where else can you get a pastry, coffee, margarita and chips and salsa mere steps from your elevator? In fact, our whole block is hopping. Standard Brewing, Woodshop BBQ, and Reckless Noodle are all just out the front door. It’s the perfect spot to get together with friends for beers up the street, bbq dinner, and close it out with sunset views from the roof.
Commuting is a breeze with bus transit lines nearby (4, 8, 14, 48). And if you prefer zipping around in a car, we’re less than 10 minutes to Capitol Hill, First Hill, Downtown, SODO, and Pioneer Square.
If you’re looking for green and blue spaces, you’re in luck. Jackson Street is walking distance to an abundance of recreational parks including Frink Park and Leschi Park. You’ll find ample areas to relax or get your workout in with trails, tennis, a boat launch and access to Lake Washington.
The Central District is chalk full of small local businesses just waiting to help you turn your new place into a home.
FLOWERS 4 U
Give your place a little cheer and pick up flowers at Flowers 4 U, run by Mary Wesley. She’s been serving the area for over 35 years. The shop is just 2 minutes away on 23rd and Cherry.
HOUSE OF RUFF
Need a place to take your pup for a little hangout time or a pamper? House of Ruff is just up the street offering everything from grooming, dog daycare, and a climate controlled indoor dog park adjacent to their beer/cider bar. You read that right.
SEATTLE FISH GUYS
Located just a block away, Seattle Fish Guys is the perfect neighborhood fish market and restaurant in one. With ties to the Central District, owners Sal Panelo and Desiree Chinn’s family have been supporting local communities since the early 80’s by providing fresh, quality seafood.
COLUMBIA CITY FITNESS
Looking to get some personal attention with your fitness? Check out Columbia City Fitness a block away. This family-owned business offers everything from personal-training to mixed martial arts.
Born in Topeka, Kansas, Edythe Pane began playing piano at age three. In 1900 she moved to Spokane, where she married Floyd Turnham when she was about 18. She created a vaudeville act that toured the Northwest. In the early 1920s, she put together a five-piece band that initially included her sister Maggie as an entertainer. Other members of the group were Floyd Turnham Sr. (drums), Floyd Turnham Jr. (sax), and Charlie Adams (trumpet). They played all along the west coast and on President Line steamship cruises. The band finally settled in southern California, where they renamed themselves the Dixie Aces. (Photo courtesy of MOHAI and BHS)
During the 1920’s Jackson Street became known as the hotbed of jazz in the Pacific Northwest. It was a place for people from all backgrounds and walks of life to come together around music, food, and good times. Over the years, creators, activists, and newcomers to the city have lived and worked in the Central District with a spirit of comradery and community that is alive and well in the area today in the restaurants, bars, and other small businesses that make up the neighborhood.
In celebration of the musical roots of the street, we’re bringing some of those historic moments in time into our lobby where you’ll find images from the Black Heritage Society and MOHAI archives featuring jazz artists from the Jackson Street Scene. We also reached out to @deejayhershe, a local DJ from right here in the Central District to celebrate the street’s musical story in a sharable way. We asked her to create a truly summer-inspired playlist to get us in the mood for some of our favorite months of the year. It’s perfect for prepping dinner in the kitchen, grilling, road trips, or any other summer activity you’ve been looking forward to.
YOUR SUMMER SWING PLAYLIST
They say music and rhythm can find their way into the secrets of the soul (according to Plato). For Jackson Street Apartments, the songs on this playlist reflect the soul of the Central District’s jazz scene developed during the prohibition years. From Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, and Jimi Hendrix to more recent local favorites like The Dip and Blue Scholars, this playlist reflects music from the pioneers and some that have been inspired by them. Sit back, relax and enjoy this swingin’ summer playlist!