Georgetown/SoDo

A handful of bars, restaurants, shops and festivals have made this destination population for the first time since, well, we can’t remember that far back. Sprawled between I-5 to the east, the Duwamish to the west, with the train tracks and Boeing Field marking its northern and southern boundaries, this neighborhood, with its salty history of beer, bars and brothels, has a rebellious streak. A study in contradiction, Georgetown is a blend of serene residential streets and a loyal artistic community with trucks, motorcycles, trains and airplane noise. As old buildings are demolished and new townhouses built, its vocal denizens fight to keep the gritty charm of Georgetown intact.

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