Tuesday, October 15, 2013

South Delridge Neighborhood of West Seattle

Today's 8.6 mile walk filled in streets I had missed in the South Delridge neighborhood and I noticed a difference between the streets east of Delridge / 21st and those west of these streets.

Streets on the east had sidewalks, curbs, cement streets and many single family homes.

Streets on the west mostly lacked sidewalks, had black topped streets and a mix of condos/apartments and single family homes. Not all streets had potholes and not all potholes were this bad but it's not winter yet.

The area is relatively flat but there are a few staircases, especially where streets don't go through. Delridge and Roxbury are commercial streets (where I noted the mural on the Lee's Produce building and the fashions in the windows of Kiki's Corona) but the rest is residential. The area abuts Chief Sealth High School with its ball fields, an adjacent P-Patch and Westwood Village.

This neighborhood houses a large Salvation Army Facility across the street from a New Traditions facility,

the Westwood Christian Assembly (across the street from God's Body Shop Thrift and Gifts),

a Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall that serves a few congregations,

Mount of Transfiguration Church,

and the Community School of West Seattle (preschool and messy day play)

where I saw a goat and quite a few chickens.

Along the way, I spotted a small corner grocery store,

a mural on a fence,

sculptures at the intersection of Delridge and Roxbury

and a Little Free Library (that's one on each of my last three walks).

In spite of the foggy day, this was an enjoyable walk.

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