Wednesday, October 9, 2013

South Delridge and Riverview Neighborhoods of West Seattle

After time off with family, the modest South Delridge and Riverview neighborhoods were an easy re-entry to my walks. 7.8 miles in this relatively flat area was not too tiring on this sunny day.

Walking around the periphery of prior walks resulted in a route that looks like a gerrymandered voting district and the neighborhoods were varied.

Some had tailored streets with sidewalks and curbs

while others had a more country-like feel. Some streets had mostly small, older homes while others had newer, larger homes on smaller lots. Some appeared to be starter homes while others looked more like moving-up homes.

I passed a few staircases (I didn't say flat, just relatively flat),

the Southwest Police Precinct (pictured in a prior post), Fire Station Number 11 (near the small commercial area at 16th and SW Holden),

the Highland Park Improvement Club (where I noted a board advertising Yoga classes, movie nights, the Corner Bar and Bootcamp) and admired a very small rain garden.

This area is home to the Paradise of Praise Ministry (and its Tuesday 10 AM to Noon food bank)

and Potter's House Christian Fellowship.

Along the way, I spotted houses decorated for Halloween and other signs of Autumn,

some lovely gardens,

a cow mailbox

and some more exotic yard art.

This quiet walk was a good way to get back to exploring Seattle.

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