Tuesday, April 16, 2013

North Admiral West Seattle

This sunny spring day brought me back to West Seattle and the North Admiral neighborhood. This was a lovely residential area in which to take an 8.1 mile walk. I filled in streets I had not already walked between California and 53rd Avenue SW from SW Admiral to Andover.

This is primarily a residential area with a commercial strip along California. The commerce was largely services (medical, dental, alternative medicine, lawyers, architects, hair and nail salons and a few food places - including a PCC) rather than the shops further south on California that encourage browsing.

I did pass two churches (the Episcopal Church of John the Baptist and West Side Presbyterian) and two schools (Madison Middle School and West Seattle High School).

I climbed a few staircases (one near Schmitz Park which borders this area) and enjoyed some great views.

Along the way, I passed a notice of proposed land use action to knock down two small buildings on California and replace them with a 30 unit - three story structure,

the Blackboard Bistro, the Swinery,

Nantes Park (a France Sister City Park),

the Leaping Dog Darwin Branch of the Little Free Library,

Thunder Road Guitars, a German Pub named Prost! west Seattle,

lovely homes and gardens

and parking strips where trees had recently been planted.

Another great walk in another great Seattle neighborhood.

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