Shannon Apartments
1220 Boylston Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

First Hill

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  • Schools
    1 Elementary School
    1 High School
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  • Commute
    24% of residents commute by car.
  • Shop & Eat
    1151 Restaurants
    165 Groceries
    439 Nightlife


Originally known as the Buckingham, is one of the oldest apartment buildings in the city, dating from 1905. Its size and style reflect the elegant mansions that surrounded it at the time it was constructed. The Shannon is rectangular in plan, sitting on a triangular lot at the intersection of Union, University and Boylston streets. It is two and a half stories of wood frame construction with brick veneer. The building has a tall side gabled roof with stepped parapets in the Late Medieval style. The main entry in the center of the main elevation is arched and deeply recessed, surrounded with stone voussoirs. The rear elevation curves to match the curve of the street. This elevation has large parapeted gable dormers that match the front. The large dormers have four windows with a small one in the gabled end. The main facade has large aluminum-framed windows, with smaller single windows on the side elevations.

The building has 22 units 4 studios, 8 one bedroom/1bath units and 10 two bedroom/1 bath units with an average of 654 square feet. The interiors of the units have been updated within the last few years. Some units feature ceiling fans, fully equipped kitchens with updated cabinets and. Floor coverings are mostly carpeting. There are two interior stairwells, one in front and one in the rear of the building. There is no parking available.

The building is located in the center of First Hill, close to hospitals, churches, shopping, downtown and interstate.

Details for Shannon Apartments

Utilities Included
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Pets Allowed
Interior Features
Heating & Cooling
Heating: Electric
Appliances & Utilities
Property Information
Property Type / Style
Property Type: Apartment
Exterior Features
Parking & Garage
Parking: None
Cats, dogs allowed

Shannon Apartments Floor Plans & Pricing

Studio (1 Floorplan, 1 Unit)

350 sqft
Studio1ba350 sqft$1,045
Available Soon

1 Bedroom (1 Floorplan)

550 sqft
1bd1ba550 sqft
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Neighborhood Overview

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What Locals Say about First Hill

At least 114 Trulia users voted on each feature.
  • 94%
    It's dog friendly
  • 92%
    There are sidewalks
  • 89%
    It's walkable to restaurants
  • 79%
    It's walkable to grocery stores
  • 75%
    Streets are well-lit
  • 69%
    People would walk alone at night
  • 55%
    There's holiday spirit
  • 33%
    Car is needed
  • 31%
    Parking is easy
  • 27%
    Neighbors are friendly
  • 26%
    They plan to stay for at least 5 years
  • 23%
    There are community events
  • 22%
    Yards are well-kept
  • 22%
    It's quiet
  • 18%
    There's wildlife
  • 15%
    Kids play outside
Learn more about our methodology.
  • Trulia User
    "This is a beautiful neighborhood. I love the vibe! It's pet friendly, people friendly and all stores are close by!"
  • Trulia User
    "Tons of grassy areas! Totally manageable for a pup. Plus no one bothers you while walking. Area is pretty clean "
  • Trulia User
    "Not sure. Been here one week and it is temporary housing. Seems like a diverse and nice neighborhood "
  • Trulia User
    "There are not many kids in the neighborhood and the public school is very poorly rated. Not a lot of great parks for young children. "
  • Trulia User
    "This area is good for people who prefer walking to work. The restaurants are okay, but Capitol Hill has more amenities. "
  • Trulia User
    "I have no opinion. I do not have a dog, but there are several nearby dog friendly parks. Owners can easily walk their dogs, and many apartments are dog friendly here."
  • Trulia User
    "it's the people that make it special not the events. people here come together when someone needs help and people actually greet you in the sidewalk when you walk by."
  • Trulia User
    "Quiet, beautiful, clean streets. Neighbors are always waving, coming over to talk, and American flags welcomed. Trails and good streets for riding bikes and long walks. No police activity and you can always count on people looking out for you and your family. Great garage sales. Flowers and green lawns fill the majority of homes. "
  • Trulia User
    "It's at the heart of downtown. Fine dining, easy transportation and high-end shopping all just a short walk away."
  • Trulia User
    "99% walk score. Blocks from EVERYTHING. The rent is too high. And I’d prefer the homeless stop yelling at me randomly. City life. "
  • Trulia User
    "It’s quiet and there are not any homeless people walking around. The community is on a hill that overlooks the entire city so you have an amazing view anytime of the day"
  • Trulia User
    "I've lived in this neighborhood for 5 years and been fortunate to watch it grow in that time. Lovingly (or not so) referred to as Pill Hill for years because of the hospitals, First Hill has begun to reinvent itself as an actual place to live. Walking distance from Downtown, Capitol Hill, Central District, the International District, and one bus away from the whole world. There's the streetcar on Broadway. Walking distance to the Hideout, Quarter Lounge, Vitos, Sugar Bakery, a 24 hour gym, Stockbox Grocers, Frye Art Museum, Lotus Vietnamese, 206 Burger Co, Georges Deli, and Italian Family Pizza. The First Hill Improvement Association has really helped this place form it's own identity, and it's wonderful."
  • Trulia User
    "Very safe area as there is good security patrol from local hospitals all night long. You can literally walk your dog at 3:00am and feel safe."

Local Legal Protections

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Shannon Apartments is located at 1220 Boylston Ave, Seattle, WA. Shannon Apartments offers Studio-1 bed, 1 bath units. Shannon Apartments is located in First Hill, Seattle. There are 1 units available for rent starting at $1,045/month.