In 2012, Seattle’s Beacon Hill area was listed as one of “30 Great Places in America” by the American Planning Association and for many of those who live there, still believe it’s true. Featuring four neighborhoods (North Beacon Hill, Mid Beacon Hill, South Beacon Hill and New Holly), it’s a diverse place to live in more ways than one. It is estimated that nearly three-fourths of the neighborhood’s residents are people of color which is well represented by the local shops and restaurants. The north end of Beacon Hill is often considered the busiest whereas near the top of the hill, the area feels more relaxed and the southern end offers more seclusion and a quieter setting.
Located 350 feet above sea level, you can expect to find fantastic views of Seattle’s skyline, Mount Rainier, the Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains and Cascades Mountains. Walkscore.com awards the area with Walk Scores that range from 53 – 85 meaning that the area walking areas range from fairly flat to a bit hillier, but many local errands can be accomplished easily on foot. The Transit Score ranges from 61-75 which means that many public transportation options are available. Like the Walk Score, the Bike Score too ranges from fairly high to faily flat with scores ranging from 61-85.
One of the area’s best features is the huge and well-kept 43-acre Jefferson Park that includes a skate park, a modern playground and splash area for the summer months, tennis courts, a skate park and popular golf course. It is the sixth largest park in Seattle that offers a place of solace and respite.
While downtown Seattle is just a streetcar ride away, locals appreciate the fine variety of restaurants nearby including the Delite Bakery (2701 15th Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98144) offering fantastic sweet and savory bakery items. From doughnuts to wedding cakes to meat empanadas, you’ll find a large variety of tasty treats. It is also one of the few Filipino bakeries in Seattle offering many items made with ube, a purple-colored yam.
Other fantastic sweets can be found at Fran’s Chocolates, an upscale chocolate shop that has been praised by Food Network’s Bobby Flay stating that he believes that the shop’s chocolate bars are the best ever. Not only is this location a candy store, but it also serves as Fran’s company’s production area with a viewing area allowing guests to see some of the making of the magic. You just have to visit the shop located at 5900 Airport Way S., Seattle, WA 98108.
Jack Timmons brought a bit of Texas to the area when Jack’s BBQ opened. Located at 3924 Airport Way S. Seattle WA 98108. Timmon’s is proud to serve what he calls “old school succulent smoked meats” with sides like hushpuppies, potato salad, macaroni and cheese and homemade chili.
Then there’s the El Quetzal Bar and Lounge located at 3209 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle, Washington 98144. Whether you stop by for a margarita or sangria alongside their authentic and delicious Mexican entrees, you’ll sure to meet a few new friends at the family-run restaurant.
Author:Ky DeWald Phone: 206-409-3570 Dated: March 6th 2018 Views: 346 About Ky: With a decade of experience, Ky’s background in mortgage, finance, project management, negotiation...
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