This neighborhood is surrounded by the ship canal, Seattle Pacific University, David Rogers Park/Queen Anne Bowl (where a soccer game was in progress and where we saw a rock instructing us "really love something")
and the small but satisfying Mayfair Park.
Nickerson is a busy, commercial street but the rest of the streets we walked were pretty quiet. We spotted the Nickerson Street Saloon, Ponti's Restaurant, Bleitz Funeral Home and office buildings across Nickerson but we'll have to return to walk the streets nearer the canal.
The higher up the hill we climbed the more expensive the homes looked.
We climbed up and down a few staircases; one lead to a private street at Mayfair Avenue, another to Dexter Avenue where we got a view of the Aurora Bridge and a float plane coming in for a landing.
Across from David Rogers Park, we were warned that our activities were being monitored.
This area is home to the Northwest Center's Child Development Program, Better Bilt Furniture (we stopped in and were impressed), Fuller Seminary Northwest, Cascade Healthcare Services,
a Tree and Stump Service yard, a large billboard (which for years displayed an Ivar's ad but today had a plumbing ad) but no palm trees :-(
We saw joggers, dog walkers, walkers and a homeowner out gardening. For anyone who doesn't mind hills, this is a comfortable feeling neighborhood.