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seattle neighborhoods: Seattle's Urban Surf Is A Gem - 02/17/13 08:20 AM
A very cool intersection in Seattle on the banks of Lake Union. If you are familiar with any of the following then you know where this picture was taken. The official address is 2100 N Northlake Way, Seattle WA 98103, but if you know thissection of town, you know you are near these: Gas Works Park Lake Union Loop Northlake Cheshiahud Loop Waterway 19 Burke Gilman Trail Urban Surf is an establishment in Seattle. If you have ever been interested in not only surfing, but also kiteboarding, SUP, long boarding, and what ever hip Seattle water sport there is right now, (1 comments)
seattle neighborhoods: The Closure of Fort Lawton Located in Magnolia’s Discovery Park - 11/11/11 02:49 PM
While walking Discovery Park in Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood, we discovered a recently abandoned fortress. Here are Brian's thoughts on it (you can find Brian Olsen's original post as well as other Magnolia neighborhood info on our Magnolia real estate blog: The closure of Fort Lawton located in Magnolia’s Discovery Park is bittersweet. Gone are the days of active United States military happenings and left behind are empty buildings, parking lots and opportunity. This urban park is about 534 acres and ready for new potential and protected wildlife refuge. Fort Lawton The most controversial issue regarding the space is what to do with former military property (1 comments)
seattle neighborhoods: Seattle's Missing Ghost Hill: Denny Hill Regrade - 11/21/09 11:38 PM
Seattle City of Seven Hills: In the late 1800's real estate developers decided to make Seattle be the city of seven hills similar to Rome and there have been varying theories through out the years ever since as to what are those seven hills? The fact of the matter is Seattle is full of hills and slopes and steep bluffs, so picking just seven will always be a challenge. We can probably all agree that Queen Anne Hill, Capitol Hill, and First Hill surely qualify, but Magnolia is pretty high up there, too, and no one ever mentions Maple Leaf which (6 comments)
seattle neighborhoods: Betty Bowen Viewpoint on Queen Anne - 11/13/09 12:01 PM
Betty Bowen Viewpoint or Marshall Park on Queen Anne's Southwest slope is a thing of beauty. Betty Bowen was a patron of the arts in Seattle and supported artists like Morris Graves whom she met as a teenager. There are some wonderful art installations right here (including an unsigned Morris Graves)for all to enjoy if the view from Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood isn't enough. Beautiful Southwest Queen Anne View Location: This park is located on the very West end of West Highland Drive over looking Seattle's Puget Sound and at the foot of the South end of the Wilcox Wall.
seattle neighborhoods: Seattle Was GORGEOUS Today! - 11/12/09 08:25 PM
Previewing Seattle homes - Seattle was so pretty today! I was driving and not the one taking the pictures, by the way, East on the 520 bridge from Seattle to the Eastside on our way to go preview a few homes in Bellevue and Kirkland for a friend coming into town. This shot was taken by Morgan looking East and a little South so that he could capture the tip of Seattle's Madison Park neighborhood as well as Bellevue waterfront homes to the South of 520. Apparently, we are supposed to be getting snow possibly tomorrow night and rain starting (0 comments)
seattle neighborhoods: Crown Hill Seattle Events November 2009 - 11/12/09 08:00 PM
Seattle's Crown Hill Neighborhood has some events on the schedule for the next week or so - Here are some of the details from the Crown Hill Neighborhood Association. If you want to know more info about this Seattle neighborhood or are interested in Crown Hill real estate or nearby Ballard real estate, please feel free to send us an email. email@example.com We love sharing Seattle neighborhood information and Crown Hill is one of those neighborhoods that is truly a community! Sustainable Crown Hill, November 2009 meeting : 11/15 5-7 PM in rm 4 of Crown Hill School (9250 14th Ave NW, Seattle). (0 comments)
seattle neighborhoods: Queen Anne Trick or Treat 2009: Happy Halloween! - 10/30/09 07:45 PM
The Upper Queen Anne Merchant Association is once again presenting its anual Trick or Treat Event. October 31st from 3PM to 5PM all along Queen Anne Ave from Galer to McGraws Streets! Queen Anne Ave Trick-Or-Treating: All your local Upper Queen Anne merchants will be handing out treats to all the costumed kiddies! Safety for the little ones: Not only that , but the merchants in this neighborhood are hiring an officer to assist with pedestrian traffic and safety at Queen Anne Ave and Boston and Queen Anne Ave and Crockett.
Want more Queen Anne Halloween fun? Farm Food Fair (4 comments)
seattle neighborhoods: Upper Queen Anne Real Estate Market Update - 10/29/09 12:51 PM
Upper Queen Anne is beautiful - I especially love the retail all along Queen Anne Ave N and the walkability that most of the homes in this area offer. I wanted to look at homes in the Upper Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle that score extremely high on Walk Score so I looked at the market just from 4th Ave W all the way East to 4th Ave N and from W Smith Street and Queen Anne Dr to the North down to W Lee St and Lee St where the hill starts really impeding walkability. I would expect that all (2 comments)
seattle neighborhoods: Seattle WA Wallingford Perks: Wallingford Center - 10/21/09 03:55 PM
Wallingford Center is a great community gathering place in this Seattle WA neighborhood - with the bottom two floors full of retail and bites to eat like Trophy Cupcakes plus a third level filled with studios this place is one of the reasons why Wallingford real estate is so great! Wallingford personal favorites: My personal favorites include Lil Klippers where two of my children got their first haircuts. Great Wallingford Location: The Wallingford Center is located on the corner of the busy 45th and Wallingford Ave N intersection in the heart of Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood - right across form the QFC being (0 comments)
seattle neighborhoods: The Lake Union Loop (Cheshiahud Loop) in Seattle - 08/31/09 08:49 PM
Lake Union Loop aka the Cheshiahud Loop in Seattle WA touches lots of great neighborhoods and parks, loops some of my favorite Seattle waterfront neighborhoods, and offers great views along the way. Josh on Google made this great map and I had to share, but the city's official map is great, too! The Lake Union Loop has been a long time coming and I am so glad to be able to find a great map online - wanted to share! Here is a great link on the loop from the city, too. View Lake Union Loop (Chesiahud Loop) in a larger map (0 comments)
seattle neighborhoods: Its My Darlin & Quickie's - 07/06/09 04:25 PM
Fun Seattle Local Blog - Dana Landon writes a really entertaining Seattle blog filled with amazing fun fashion and food around Seattle - her latest post was on the July 4th Vegan BBQ at Quickie's on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Some might not know I am a vegetarian, but I also grew up on meat and the idea of a BBQ without having to worry about the meat juice or smoke getting on my food sounds heavenly. Quickies also has a location in the U District, and I would recommend the visit if you get the craving... Nothing like vegan (6 comments)
No matter what you decide to call it, it is a great thing for Seattle to have mass transportation so get on board! If you are interested in South Lake Union real estate or want to know more about this neighborhood, please visit our Seattle neighborhoods pages and check it out! Follow me on Twitter @CourtneyCooper if you want some great Seattle real estate insight and also access to (2 comments)
seattle neighborhoods: Sunset Hill: Six Month Seattle Real Estate Market Wrap UP - 10/17/08 02:56 PM
Sunset Hill... Let's look at one of my favorite Seattle neighborhoods (I guess I am partial because I met my husband while living thereJ): Sunset Hill in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. Sunset Hill real estate deserves its own section in Seattle real estate in my book so let's look at the Sunset Hill numbers here: Currently there are 27 Sunset Hill active residential listings ranging in price from $399,999 (good price!) to $1,695,000 with a median price of $650,000 which seems about right to me. The average days on market for these actives is 72 days. There is one Contingent property listed (0 comments)
Are you interested in Laurelhurst real estate? Seattle real estate? firstname.lastname@example.org **Full disclosure: None of these houses were listed at the time of picture - My husband and I just took some pictures of several Laurelhurst houses that we have always liked.
seattle neighborhoods: Sunset Hill's Rain City Video - 08/11/08 08:27 AM
AAAAH...Sunset Hill living... I lived in Sunset Hill many years ago and I can tell you that one of the highlights of living in this wonderful Ballard neighborhood was my trips to Rain City Video! The Sunset Hill location is right on the corner of 65th and 32nd in the heart of "commercial" Sunset Hill. The movies were always organized in a way that made just about every one of them seem interesting and I was always able to find a great film. I miss this movie rental place and haven't been able to easily find a movie since. More info? (0 comments)
seattle neighborhoods: Concert at Crown Hill Bistro in Ballard - 08/10/08 11:37 AM
If you have never had a chance to enjoy al that Crown Hill has to offer, this is a great opportunity! When? Friday, August 22nd from 8PM-10PM Where? Crown Hill Bistro 850 NW 85th Crown Hill Bistro - Concert at the CH Bistro (Kotos & Flutes & Harps...) Sounds great! Are you interested in Crown Hill real estate? email@example.com
seattle neighborhoods: 2008 Life Jacket Sale in Green Lake - 08/05/08 11:55 PM
What? 2008 Life Jacket Sale at Evans Pool - A low cost Life Jacket Sales Program When? Saturdays: August 16th and September 20th 10AM to 2PM Where? 7201 East Green Lake Dr North This is a partnership between the Seattle Parks and Rec, Children's Hispital, Fisheries Supply, Rehab Without Walls, and the Coast Guard Aux. More Info? http://www.seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/LifeJacketSale08.pdf
seattle neighborhoods: Yes, There is a Bog In Greenwood! - 08/04/08 05:29 PM
You may have heard: Greenwood is built on a bog. Well, some of it is anyway. Most of it is not. It is really important to know what this means if you are looking in this area to buy. Parts of Greenwood are built on a peat bog which relies on groundwater to stay intact. As water is diverted away from the ground through construction and drainage, the peat bog gets smaller and smaller - much like a sponge. As a result there have been some areas of Greenwood and other Seattle neighborhoods that have actually sunk. In (0 comments)
seattle neighborhoods: Greenwood Shopping..... - 08/03/08 11:38 PM
Just West of the downtown Greenwood in Seattle is even more for Greenwood residents! The Greenwood Market is complete with coffee and also a Fred Meyer next door. The urban center of Greenwood is being redeveloped - active construction in the background!
Are you interested in Greenwood real estate? firstname.lastname@example.org
seattle neighborhoods: Residential Green Lake For Under $500,000? Green Lake Market Update - 07/08/08 11:15 AM
So you want to live in Seattle real estate neighborhood Green Lake for under $500,000? It is possible to find a house for under $500,000 in or around Green Lake! Here are some of the local Seattle MLS stats I found this morning for houses in Green Lake in Seattle: 74 Active houses & townhouses in Green Lake right now plus one property that is Contingent (possible to put in an offer and bump the previous buyers who need to sell their current home first). These Green Lake properties range in size from a 1 bedroom/1 bathroom to a 5 bedroom/3.5 (0 comments)
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