Phinney Ridge

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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June 22, 2011

Community Patch in Seattle Neighborhoods

community patches in seattle

One of the most delightful things about Seattle is the abundance of nature surrounding us.  Although this is a large metropolitan city, I appreciate the fact that you can escape to nature at any time.  Big or large, we have parks situated in every neighborhood and convenient access ...

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June 17, 2011

Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Markets

Fremont Sunday Market

Seattle Farmers Markets are a local tradition, and each neighborhood has one with a little bit of it's own special character.  Here is the all-inclusive list of the markets.  You don't have to limit yourself to one because many of them are on different days of ...

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May 13, 2011

Two Birds in Phinney Ridge Part of New Seattle Tattoo Art Scene

The Seattle tattoo scene is endlessly fascinating for those who like these exotic and, these days, very popular adornments.  I kind of forget how it is elsewhere, but here tattoos are so common that it might be surprising if someone in the younger age groups doesn't have one ...

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May 12, 2011

Turabi Rug Gallery in Phinney Ridge Gets Raves

There is nothing better than a rug which has been imported from that very center of carpet making history, locations in Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, even China.  These world renowned carpet producing areas are known widely, and Turabi Rug Gallery Omar brings his expertise to the hunt and give ...

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May 11, 2011

74th Street Ale House in Phinney Ridge

There is a street, Greenwood Avenue in Phinney Ridge, that gives you a sense of discovery driving along it, but you don't have time to explore every intriguing doorway that you glimpse from the car.

You have to park, get out, take a walk down the street, to even ...

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May 11, 2011

Zak & Zoe Pet Store in Phinney Ridge

There is the sweetest little pet store on Greenwood Avenue in Phinney Ridge.  You'd think after the big box pet emporiums we're used to all pet stores would start to look alike, but (may I suggest you) think again.

When I walked into this friendly and amusingly ...

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May 9, 2011

Metropolis in Phinney Ridge 30 Years Old

Tempting as it is to stroll up and down Greenwood Avenue in Phinney Ridge, you will probably find that there are so many great little shops, markets, bookstores, coffee houses and restaurants (not to mention the great Community Center and library, and some popular neighborhood churches) that you will never ...

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May 1, 2011

Caffe Vita on Greenwood Avenue in Phinney Ridge

Cafe Vita on Greenwood AvenueSeattle is a coffee house city.  After all, Starbucks started here, and you can still visit the original Starbucks, stand in line for a long time, and breathe in the atmosphere till you get the actual beverage.  Then there is Tully's, another chain and Seattle original, many ...

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April 30, 2011

The Chocolate Shoe Box in Phinney Ridge; Conscious and Stylish

Chocolate ShoesSome people don't eat meat for health reasons, then there are those that chose not to impose on animals for sustenance.  I hadn't really thought about it but shoes and other accessories Vegan Shoesare also an imposition in that way.  This store provides purely vegan chocolates and ...

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