Lifestyle

1st & Broadway

The diverse array of shops around 1st & Broadway, sometimes called the Broadway/Baker retail strip, is about as eclectic as any creative hipster/entrepreneur could picture. Fans describe the area as artistic, retro, edgy, savvy, deco, and vintage. There is one thing here you won’t find: the ordinary. Beyond retail, the area offers an astounding blend for the palate, from Asian fusion to hot wings and classic pizza to fine dining on small plates. The neighborhood is more than walkable, it’s downright wanderable. 74% of the area’s business activity is from retail—not including restaurants. That said, don’t even try to overlook the music venues.

Retail Area Map