Seward Park-Beacon Hill

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Sam Smith Park is the largest park of the I-90 lid. This 15.20 acre park intensifies the natural beauty of the Great Seattle Region. With a soccer field, outdoor tennis courts, and an incredible play area, this park has a little something for everyone! Sam Smith Park incorporates  many unique features, including the art piece Urban Peace Circle, which is a sculpture by Gerard Tsutakawa, “that is dedicated to children killed by gun violence in Seattle’s inner city.”

This cozy park is nestled under and around the I-90 lid, and offers different activities for all age brackets. The playground was renovated in 2016, and offers a different experience for every child – from sliding and climbing, to a jungle gym, running, and balancing! Tennis courts, a soccer field, trails for running, walking, and biking offer tons of active recreation, while picnic tables, and lofted arrangements offer fabulous lake views. Thinking about reserving a tennis court? Check this out! Water fountains offer a welcome breeze and reprieve from a sunny, summer afternoon!

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CLOSE-IN CONVENIENCE
2827 South Charles Street, Seattle ♦ MLS# 1079365
3 Bedrooms ♦ 3.5 Bathrooms ♦ 1,320 Square Feet

Tucked down a tree-lined street near the Judkins Playground, Sam Smith Park & Frink/Leschi Park, this home is warm and inviting while still providing all the convenience of in-city living. A welcoming yard & front porch lead you to the main-level entry. Step in to interiors that feel spacious and airy with lofty ceilings and an open layout. Siberian larch hardwoods flow throughout the great room — relax by the gas fireplace, grab a favorite book or movie from the beautiful built-in media center, or host friends in the roomy dining area. Overlooking it all is a stylish kitchen with stainless steel surfaces, ample cupboards and pendant lighting.

For more information, please contact Doug McKiernan.
Doug@Windermere.com ♦ 206.369.3949 ♦ WindermereDoug.com

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COTTAGE GROVE TOWNHOME
4826 Delridge Way Southwest #A, Seattle ♦ MLS# 1089499
2 Bedrooms ♦ 2.5 Bathrooms ♦ 1,250 Square Feet

Ideally located minutes from all that West Seattle has to offer: Alki Beach, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. This well-built home includes attached garage and quality finishes throughout (quartz counters, custom blinds, hardwoods). You’ll love the quiet location, tucked behind the first row of homes. Main level includes an open kitchen, dining area, amd living room with gas fireplace and deck. Upstairs features two bedrooms and two baths, stacking washer & dryer. Lower level features family room with access to fenced patio and yard.

For more information, please contact Chad Dierickx.
Chad@windermere.com ♦ 206.854.3931 ♦ ChadDierickx.com

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Seward Park covers 300 acres and is located in southeast Seattle in the neighborhood of the same name (map). The park occupies all of Bailey Peninsula, a forested peninsula and former island that juts into Lake Washington. It contains one of the last surviving tracts of old-growth forest within the city of Seattle. The park is named for former U.S. Secretary of State William Seward. Columbia City and surrounds, located just west of Seward Park, offers a variety of local restaurants.

By Dcoetzee via Wikimedia Commons
By Dcoetzee via Wikimedia Commons

One approaches the park from the north by Lake Washington Boulevard S, from the south by Seward Park Avenue S., or from the west by S Orcas Street. The main parking lot and a tennis court are located in the southwest corner. The most commonly used trail is a car-free loop around the park. It is flat and 2.4 miles long. The perimeter trail was repaved in 2007. Other trails run through the interior, including a few car-accessible roads that lead to amenities including an amphitheater and picnic area. Seward Park features numerous small beaches, the largest one on its southwest side, as well as a playground and an arts center. Both Seward Park and Beacon Hill are part of the Seattle School District.

Beacon Hill, in south Seattle (map), is comprised of four areas: North Beacon Hill, Mid-Beacon Hill, Holly Park and South Beacon Hill. It’s a neighborhood where professional people and blue collar workers still live side-by-side. Rather than being divisive, the economic diversity of Beacon Hill has brought the residents together, as they strive to keep the feel of the community intact. Still considered an affordable place to buy a home, the houses possess unique character. In North Beacon Hill area, there are nice examples of the Seattle Box style home and quality Craftsman-style bungalows. The Pacific Medical Center, also located in North Beacon Hill, is an Art Deco style building that used to serve as Amazon’s world headquarters and has been a national landmark since 1979. The Seattle Light Rail has a stop at Jefferson Park in Beacon Hill, which has upped neighborhood’s appeal to people who work downtown and commercial developers alike. The distinctive views of the Olympics and Cascades are enjoyed throughout the whole Beacon Hill neighborhood.

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By Lumpytrout via Wikimedia Commons

One of the highlights of Beacon Hill is Jefferson Park.  Its golf club, which was home course for professional golfer Fred Couples during his teens, is one of Seattle’s few public golf courses. The park itself offers visitors gorgeous views of the Olympic Mountains, downtown Seattle and Puget Sound. Other sports which can be played at the park include lawn bowling, basketball, cricket and tennis. The park also houses a community center, a wading pool and playground. Starting in 2012, a permaculture project called Beacon Food Forest will be housed on a 7 acre plot adjacent to the southwest corner of the park.

Van Asselt Community Center is located on S. Myrtle Street. It offers children and teen programs, drop in sport activities, fitness classes, art classes and other programs to benefit local residents. The facilities, remodeled in 2007, include a gym, dividable multipurpose room, teen room, childcare and kitchen. On the grounds, there is a wading pool, playground equipment and outdoor basketball hoops.

The Beacon Hill Blog, which is maintained by Wendi Dunlap (who also has managed the Beacon Hill email list since 1999) offers timely neighborhood information, neighborhood photos and an events calendar.

Beacon Hill is served by light rail direct to downtown Seattle. The station is 150 feet under Lander Street and the average downtown commute to about 12 minutes, car-free. Given its convenient proximity to I-5 and Interstate 90, a relatively affordable housing market, and its sweeping mountain and Puget Sound views, Beacon Hill has a lot to offer.