Today, my husband and I took a 4.1 mile walk in an area I would call Madison Valley but the City Clerk's Office calls Harrison Denny Blaine and Madrona. We walked streets from MLK Jr. Way to 32nd Avenue E between E Pine and E Thomas.
MLK Jr. Way is a busy street but the rest of the streets were quiet this morning. This is a residential neighborhood that slopes down from all directions to a low point near 30th between John and Denny where a park-like area has been constructed to handle flood waters. There are even signs warning against entering the area during rain storms.
This is a nice area that varies from street to street. On most streets, all the homes are well kept, on others a few homes are in need of paint jobs and gardens need tending. Many of the streets house duplexes which were probably built in the 40's or 50's.
We passed the Harrison Ridge Greenbelt along 32nd (another future healthy forest site) and noted that its retaining wall was built as part of the WPA in 1939-1940.
My goal was to walk every public street in the city of Seattle. Four years after starting I have logged 2,722 miles and completed the goal. The orange and red areas on the map reflect the neighborhoods I walked. Brown areas represent some private roads and properties I did not walk.
A list of some of my favorite discoveries and an index of walks by neighborhood can be found in the March 2015 posts and in the very bottom post June 8, 2010.