Category: Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Blogs

Seattle Neighborhood Blogroll

These days it is easy to keep up with local news for Seattle neighborhoods.  Almost every community has a local blog keeping residents informed on local goings-on.  Because my family and I alway enjoy an adventure around town I like to follow along with most of them, it is a great way to find out about…




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Walking Seattle

It is becoming more and more important to home buyers that their new home be in a “walkable” neighborhood. Convenience to coffee shops, restaurants, shopping, pubs & parks are often at the top of people’s new home wish list. There are now several great web sites for Seattleites to research the “walkability” of a home:…




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Wallingford

Wallingford has a distinct family feel, with its tree-lined streets, grand turn of the century homes, cozy 1920’s bungalows and welcoming commercial district. Minutes north of downtown, the neighborhood is centrally located with I-5 to the east, Lake Union to the south and Highway 99 to the west. International restaurants, pubs, independent movie theatres, and…




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Queen Anne

On the western edge of downtown, Queen Anne is the largest of the legendary seven hills in Seattle. Named for a style of architecture popular in the 1880’s, Queen Anne is known for large mansions and gracious bungalows. Long noted as a desirable place to live, it’s stunning city, sound, lake and mountain views are…




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West Seattle

West Seattle is west of the Duwamish River and is now the city’s largest neighborhood. Separated into four distinct districts — Admiral, Alki, Fauntleroy and Delridge — each has its own personality. Alki is known for it‘s beautiful beaches and spectacular views of downtown. The largest saltwater beach in town, on a warm, sunny day,…




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Roosevelt / Ravenna

Named for the seaside area in Northeast Italy, environmentally-conscious Ravenna is located in northeast Seattle. Its home to one of Seattle’s oldest parks – 50-acre Ravenna Park. Bordered by the University of Washington to the south, Ravenna has easy access to both 520 and I-5, and downtown Seattle is a 15-minute commute. With its active…




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Phinney Ridge

Situated on the south end of a ridge between Ballard and Green Lake, Phinney Ridge captures gorgeous views to the west of the Olympic Mountains and the Puget Sound, as well as views of the Cascade Mountains and Mt. Rainer to the east. A walking neighborhood, Phinney’s main thoroughfare is lined with many small businesses,…




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Greenwood

Situated on the north end of a ridge between Green Lake and Ballard, breathtaking views of both the Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges can often be seen from Greenwood. Restaurants, pubs, boutiques, and antique shops line this walking neighborhood’s main drag, which is highly reminiscent of 1950’s Seattle. Homes are a diverse mix of bungalows,…




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Green Lake

Anchored by a 50,000 year old glacial lake and park, Green Lake is often called the ‘Central Park’ of Seattle. A recreation destination used by an estimated 1 million people per year, runners, in-line skaters, cyclists and walkers love the 2.8 mile paved path that circles the lake. The area includes a wading pool, tennis…




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Fremont

As the self-proclaimed “Center of the Universe,” Fremont is a mix of the artistic and urban professional. It is home to sculptural curiosities and a lively mix of restaurants and bars, artist studios, organic markets, boutiques and coffee shops. With an official motto of “Delibertus Quirkus” which means…”Freedom to be Peculiar”, you know that this…




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Eastlake

Bordering the eastern shores of Lake Union north of downtown, Eastlake is home to one of Seattle’s largest houseboat populations. Recognized as a Seattle neighborhood in the 1890s, Eastlake became a hub of industry. Boeing’s first factory was located here. In 1962, Interstate 5 was pushed through, forever changing the Eastern edge of Eastlake. The…




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Capitol Hill

Once hoped to be the location for the state’s capital, this neighborhood is filled with historic mansions, elegant old craftsman’s and classic brick apartment buildings all nestled on lush tree-lined streets. At the crest of Capitol Hill is sprawling Volunteer Park and the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Within blocks of this serene setting lies Broadway,…




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Ballard

Ballard is one of Seattle’s oldest neighborhoods, founded in 1853 and annexed to Seattle in 1907. Ballard has Scandinavian roots and strong ties with the marine and fishing industries that continue to this day. A hub for local artists, creative boutiques and gourmet bistros, it has become a destination for local Seattle music and nightlife,…




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Madison Valley

Madison Valley is located just east of Capitol Hill, with short easy access to 520, I-5 and downtown. With a culturally rich and diverse history, Madison Valley has experienced a revitalization in recent years. At the heart of the community, a small business district offers some of the best restaurants in Seattle. There are several…




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Magnolia

A close-knit and active community, Magnolia is located on a hilly peninsula northwest of downtown. Connected by several bridges, Magnolia is surrounded by water on three sides. Only five minutes from downtown, Magnolia seems a world away from the bustle of Seattle. Stately homes take in breathtaking Puget Sound and Olympic Mountain views. Modest homes,…