Downtown Seattle has a bustling central business district, with skyscraper office buildings, a variety of stores and the occasional tourist sight. To the east are First Hill and Capitol Hill, and the International District and Pioneer Square to the south, and to the north is Belltown, South Lake Union, and Lower Queen Anne.
You can find almost anything you need downtown. There are plenty of shopping and dining opportunities and the museums, theaters, and galleries make it a one stop shop for arts and culture.
There are also a wide variety of festivals, sporting events, nightlife, and tourist attractions, and most are within walking distance from the central downtown area or a short ride away.
Most people who reside in the downtown area live in high-rise condominiums or apartment buildings, as density is the name of the game in this metropolitan area. Constructions cranes can be seen lining the skyline as the building boom continues, and several new condo developments are in the works for the coming year.