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Jan. 6, 2012

Seattle Real Estate New Year's Resolution #3 Know Your Neighborhoods

Greg Nikols, a former Seattle mayor, called Seattle a City of Neighborhoods.  Each has its character, its charms, perhaps even its faults.  Before you choose a home it is extremely important to be sure that you will not regret the location.

Are schools important to you?  Walkability ...

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Oct. 21, 2011

Alaskan Way Viaduct Closure Survival Guide

Alakan Way Viaduct Closure Survival Guide

 

Ready or not, the Alaskan way viaduct closure is planned for October 21-31st.  One of the well travelled roads and a great alternative to I-5, commuters of all vehicles are panicking even for this short nine day closure.  This is ...

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June 4, 2011

Alki Beach at Extreme Low Tide

Big orange starfish on Alki Beach

Our elementary school in Issaquah scheduled a field trip for the entire first grade to coincide with an extreme low tide at Alki Beach in Seattle. Teachers in other school districts had the same idea, because about 40 buses turned up and discharged hundreds of kids.  From the parking lot ...

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May 5, 2011

West Seattle's North Shore

Things to do on West Seattle's North Shore

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The North Shore of West Seattle is a diverse and beautiful area.  As you travel along Harbor Ave SW, you'll notice the landscaped area and ...

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May 4, 2011

Hamilton Viewpoint Park in West Seattle

Fabulous Views from Hamilton Viewpoint Park in West Seattle

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It's amazing what you can find when you stop somewhere that you usually just pass by.  While tooling around West Seattle, I visited Hamilton Viewpoint instead of ...

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Oct. 28, 2010

Top 10 Reasons to Live in West Seattle’s Alaska Junction

1. The water! Less than a mile away is the peaceful and gorgeous Beach Drive. Just far enough from the bustle of Alki, yet close enough for a great run /walk with numerous scenic viewpoints and parks along the way. There is even a lovely Italian restaurant, La Rustica, for ...

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April 27, 2010

The Seattle Market - is it true?

Here's a common misnomer, but one that we all use often and for different reasons:  "The Seattle Market."  But really, to mix up all the neighborhood data into this one market snapshot is like mixing all the primary colors till they're brown, and then trying to ...

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June 27, 2009

Sailing Puget Sound

Puget Sound is ever changing and one of the never forgotten facts of our lives here on the edge of the world. Living in the Pacifc Rim city of Seattle here in the Northwest provides so many opportunities to enjoy the abundant nature that surrounds us. But the Sound is ...

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April 14, 2009

Spuds of West Seattle

p10401451 Spuds Fish and Chips has several locations around the Seattle area.  This one is near Alki Point in West Seattle.  Some of the better fish and chips we've ever had, we usually get a three piece cod combo and split it between the two of us.

In ...

Posted in Alki, West Seattle
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March 1, 2009

Sailing Puget Sound

Puget Sound is ever changing and one of the never forgotten facts of our lives here on the edge of the world. Living in the Pacifc Rim city of Seattle here in the Northwest provides so many opportunities to enjoy the abundant nature that surrounds us. But the Sound is ...
Posted in Alki, Community
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