About Madison Valley
Madison Valley is located just east of Capitol Hill and north of Madison Park. The neighborhood was originally part of a larger area known as Madison Township, which was annexed by the city of Seattle in 1907.
In the early 1900s, Madison Valley was primarily a residential neighborhood, with many of the homes built in the Craftsman and Tudor styles. During the mid-20th century, the neighborhood saw some commercial development, particularly along Madison Street, the main thoroughfare through the area.
In recent years, Madison Valley has undergone significant gentrification, with many of the older homes being renovated and updated, and new luxury homes and apartment buildings being constructed. The neighborhood has also become known for its eclectic mix of restaurants, cafes, and boutique shops, which draw residents and visitors alike.
The neighborhood is considered a relatively expensive area to live in, particularly compared to some other parts of Seattle. However, its proximity to downtown Seattle and other popular neighborhoods, as well as its charming, walkable character, make it a desirable location for many residents.