Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Briarcliff and Southeast Magnolia

My pastry loving pal and I went to Magnolia today to walk and eat pastries at the Upper Crust Bakery; both were wonderful. Our 5.3 mile walk took us along streets between 32nd and 36th Avenues W from McGraw to Barrett.

This neighborhood has lovely homes and gardens

and fairly level streets.

This area is home to Pop Mounger Pool,

West Magnolia Playfield,

the Magnolia Community Center which was quite busy today,

Catharine Blaine School,

the Magnolia Branch of the Seattle Public Library,

the Magnolia United Methodist Church and Discovery Montessori School

and Magnolia United Church of Christ.

We went into a few shops and everyone was very friendly. We stopped to chat with an elderly gentleman who lovingly told us tales of his mother cooking three meals a day including baking biscuits every morning.

Another enjoyable walk.


  1. My husband and I try and walk on average 10,000 steps each day and this morning were talking about how great it would be if there were an app that gave you routes through Seattle neighborhoods with distance and sites. How excited I was to find this blog. We just got back from this walk. We deviated a bit, and stopped in at the Ice Cream Shop. The walk was great, many interesting houses to see and it was a good walk for the dog as well, which is important. We'll try another one soon. Thanks!

    1. Hi Joni, thanks for the comment. It's nice to know that this blog might be useful to others. Writing it helps keep me focused on the highlights of the various neighborhoods (and some neighborhoods have so many I can't record them all). Keep up your walking and let me know if you find anything I've missed.