Some of the best kept secrets, aren’t so secret after all! These fabulous Seattle-local happenings are known for being fun and community-centric!
Some times, the best places are close to home! These restaurants will be sure to stave off your sweet (and savory) tooth!
Columbia City has many hidden surprises! can you find them all?
Some of the best things about Seattle are hidden… and finding those things may require some legwork. These gems are easily found in these Seattle-classic neighborhoods!
Along the shores of beautiful Lake Washington, lies a Seattle staple: the Seattle Tennis Club. Wonder, grace, and activity combine, creating a joyous destination for all!
Looking for a bite to eat? Check out these HOT Capitol Hill locations!
University Village is both a hub for college students, residents, and visitors!
Where a wealth of history, enrichment, beauty, and community rests, springs Volunteer Park!
Another natural beauty, this park is dedicated to the local communities that have found this area home!
Seward park is a beautiful and expansive park, with a goal to creep nature back into the city! From its humble beginnings, it has sprawled into a bustling hub of activity.
Community centers are for more than hosting parties and gatherings. Oftentimes, there are activities and classes to partake in!
Smack dab in the middle of a neighborhood, you will find Crown Hill Park… Boasting community and activity it’s great for everyone!
Rainy days doesn’t mean you have to stay at home! This indoor weather-focused festival is both fun and educational!
There is an extensive variety of housing types in Green Lake. Since 1995, the neighborhood has undergone significant redevelopment. Many houses have been completely remodeled and enlarged, often with the addition of another floor. This is a consequence of Green Lake’s easy access to Downtown via both Interstate 5 and Aurora Avenue N.
South Seattle offers an affordable option for residents looking for close proximity to Downtown Seattle. It’s area restaurants offer a vast array of international cuisines and local ambiance. South Seattle is part of the Seattle School District. The Southeast Seattle Education Coalition provides guidance and direction. For those seeking to advance their education, South Seattle College offers many career tracks.
Seward Park covers 300 acres and is located in southeast Seattle in the neighborhood of the same name (map). The park occupies all of Bailey Peninsula, a forested peninsula and former island that juts into Lake Washington. It contains one of the last surviving tracts of old-growth forest within the city of Seattle. The park is named for former U.S. Secretary of State William Seward. Columbia City and surrounds, located just west of Seward Park, offers a variety of local restaurants.
Probably best known of all the neighborhoods is Alki Point, thanks to its immensely popular beach. Alki Beach is a large strip of sandy beach chock full of driftwood, seashells, and fire pits. Low tides offer extraordinary opportunities to explore tide pools of Puget Sound marine life. In addition, a nice, flat bike and pedestrian trail runs the length of the beach—people who use this trail are treated to the most amazing views of the Seattle skyline, Puget Sound, and Olympic mountains. Every year, as part of Seafair, the Denny Party landing on Alki is reenacted.
During the academic year, Capitol Hill is filled with backpacking students who go to one of the nearby major institutions of higher learning — Seattle Central Community College and the nationally acclaimed Cornish College of the Arts. Seattle University is on First Hill, but many of its students, faculty and staff work and play on Capitol Hill. The neighborhood (map) is bounded by Fuhrman Avenue East on the north, Interstate 5 on the west, East Pike Street on the south and 24th Avenue East. Seattle School District serves the needs of its younger residents.
The Madison Park neighborhood of Seattle, located south of the 520 bridge (map), is a neighborhood of stunning homes and condos, many with gorgeous views of the lake and Mount Rainer. Madison Park could be considered an urban center retreat, as it’s close to downtown Seattle and yet maintains the feeling of a lovely, slow-paced residential area. Madison Park is part of the Seattle School District.
The location of the Magnolia neighborhood in Seattle feels like a secluded island. Three bridges give you access to Magnolia, just west of Queen Anne, north of Downtown, and south of the Chittenden Locks in Ballard. This unique part of Seattle is on a natural peninsula, and the lack of major city thoroughfares through the neighborhood helps Magnolia retain in friendly quaint, atmosphere.
Ever wonder what the differences are between Seattle neighborhoods that seem so similar? Or where Ballard, Queen Anne or Madison Park are located in relation to Downtown. Find info on these and dozens of other Seattle neighborhoods, along with links, maps and details. Check it out!
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