Madrona-Leschi Community Info –
The Madrona neighborhood, aptly named for the Madrona trees common to the area is located along the shores of Lake Washington east of Downtown Seattle. Primarily residential, with several parks including Madrona Beach Park, many of the homes in Madrona have views of the lake or limited views of University of Washington and downtown Seattle. There is a small commercial district and one of the more well-known businesses is GlassyBaby, whose sole product is hand-blown glass candle holders and drinking glasses. Visitors to GlassyBaby can watch the glass artists create create their wares in the shop. The Denny-Blaine neighborhood is just north of Madrona.
Further south, Leschi (map), is a neighborhood with a mix of condo and residential homes. Styles range from contemporary and craftsman style homes to mid-century modern bungalows and brick Tudors. Leschi enjoys its own marina next to the 18.5 acre Leschi Park. Within the neighborhood is the family-owned Leschi Market, a community staple for 70 years. They are known for their on-site butcher shop, along with generous availability of organic products. The Leschi Community Council is an active neighborhood organization in the region.