Cherry Hill, Seattle

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A view of Cherry Hill from Seattle's Swedish Medical Center

Cherry Hill (called "The Cherry" by locals) is a predominantly residential neighborhood in Seattle, Washington located south of Capitol Hill, west of the Central District, north of the International District, and east of First Hill. One of the Seven hills of Seattle, Cherry Hill is bound by 12th Avenue, 23rd Avenue, Madison Street and Yesler Street. Its highest point of elevation is 351 feet above sea level, at Swedish Medical Center/Cherry Hill.[1] Cherry Hill is the location of a number of New Urban and sustainable homes.



Cherry Hill has been the focus of a number of experimental projects since the late 1950s. From 1959 to 1976 the Cherry Hill Urban Renewal Project—also known as Conservation Project No. 1—was Seattle's first urban renewal project. Cherry Hill has seen a number of progressions, evolving from a predominantly Jewish neighborhood through the 1960s,[3] to a predominantly African American neighborhood in the 1980s, while today it is known as one of the most culturally diverse areas of Seattle.

The Cherry Hill Baptist Church has hosted Tent City No. 3 on property across from the Church on Cherry Street between 22nd and 23rd Avenue. Tent City No. 3 is one of several tent cities sponsored by Seattle Housing and Resources Effort (SHARE) and Women's Housing Equality and Enhancement League (WHEEL) SHARE/WHEEL.

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  1. ^ Topographic Map Hospital Features in King County, Washington
  2. ^ Nelson, Bryn. "The Self-Sufficient Office Building" New York Times. October 4, 2011. Retrieved October 5, 2011.
  3. ^ "The Way We Were: Our Village in Seattle". Washington State Jewish Historical Society. 

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Coordinates: 47°36′29″N 122°18′32″W / 47.607986°N 122.308971°W / 47.607986; -122.308971