Seward Park is a home to herons, eagles and a woodsy peninsula. It is one of Seattle’s local treasures. The park itself is the peninsula, and it comes with tennis courts, fishing docks, walking trails and a public swimming beach.
Like most out-of-the-way neighborhoods, Seward Park has a tight-knit community feel, a strong ethnic diversity and a style that mixes old charm with contemporary remodels. Houses start on the outskirt of the park. Residences run the gamut: Tudor, family, brick, stucco, mid-century and modern. Many of them are multi-storied to catch the views from the hills. There are homes in bright primary colors, and yards with sprawling rock gardens, bulging hydrangeas and rose bushes. The best recommendation is that home turnover is low.
The commercial section of Seward Park is small but resourceful. There’s a PCC along with some private businesses and local eateries. The neighborhood is a star attraction during the summer. People come here for Seward Park’s swimming beach and the Seafair festivities which include hydroplane races. The park is circled by a paved path, and a number of sports events are held here-from a 5K run for owners and their dogs, to triathlons and weeknight criterion bike rides. The park also has an amphitheater and hosts a number of cultural celebrations.
DEMOGRAPHICS: diverse population, Married couples, families with children
TYPES OF HOMES: Tudor, Brick, Stucco, Mid-century, Modern
LIBRARY: closest is Seattle Public Library Columbia City Branch
FARMERS MARKET: closest is Columbia City Farmers Market
FAVORITE RESTAURANTS: Flying Squirrel Pizza, Pizzuto’s
FAVORITE COFFEE SHOPS: Caffe Vita