It's been about 10 years since urban wonks started branding Georgetown with the "next [fill in name of hot new neighborhood]" tag. In response, Georgetown

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Georgetown

It's been about 10 years since urban wonks started branding Georgetown with the "next [fill in name of hot new neighborhood]" tag. In response, Georgetown took its time. Oh, sure, a new restaurant would crop up here and a new gallery there, but nobody seemed in the mood to sprint, or tear things down to make way for new condos. And thank God for that. Georgetown is still a neighborhood respectful of its industrial roots. Granted, it kind of has to be: Boeing Field isn't going anywhere, and neither is I-5 or the freight rail tracks. But since the neighborhood beat back government-backed efforts to site both a dump and a cluster of strip clubs in its midst, Georgetown has quietly become the next...Georgetown. It's Ballard without the high-end boutiques, Capitol Hill without the pretentious assholes, West Seattle Junction without the West. Which is to say, the best neighborhood in Seattle. —Mike Seely

 
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