Parts of the West Edge are among Seattle’s earliest districts and it contains a number of neighborhood notables including the Seattle Art Museum, Benaroya Hall, the historic Moore Theatre, and Pike Place Market, a Seattle institution that attracts some 10 million visitors each year. The Market is more than a place to visit, though. It is home to about 500 residents and has its own health, senior, and child care centers. Rental units include senior/low incomes and 90 “market rate” units. The independent retail spirit of the Market extends throughout this artistic neighborhood and is found in West Edge restaurants, galleries, unique stores and boutiques. New high rises, some featuring luxurious penthouse townhomes, are expanding housing options. The Water front Project, an ambitious 20 year plan, will eventually include a new pedestrian promenade, two way cycle track and additional pedestrian connections between the waterfront and downtown, providing a more European ambience.