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First Hill is a neighborhood located east of Seattle's downtown business district. The area is within easy walking distance to the downtown core and all its amenities and services, however, it has many businesses and facilities of its own. A hospital, a museum, shopping, and dining are all located in the neighborhood along with some historic mansions, churches, schools, parks, gardens, and the Seattle University. With so many interesting destinations, the First Hill is a highly walkable district.  


When traveling on foot with your dog, you should be prepared for wet weather which is frequently rainy in transitional seasons and winter months. A rain jacket and umbrella are an asset and warmer gear for cooler winter months is suggested. Be cautious when the temperature drops to freezing as wet walkways can become slippery. Summers are dry and sunny for the most part with few extreme temperatures or storms to hamper your daily walk with your furry friend.

Terrain in First Hill
BUILT ENVIRONMENT
All Artificial
Mostly Artificial
Good Balance
Mostly Natural
All Natural
Artificial
Balanced
Natural
TOPOGRAPHIC RELIEF
Flat
Mostly Flat
Medium
Mostly Hilly
Hilly
Flat
Medium
Hilly
First Hill is a developed urban neighborhood with many multi-story buildings. The district is bordered by Interstate 5 on the west, East Lake and East Madison Street on the north, South Main Street on the south, and 12th Avenue on the east. First Hill is situated on and named for the hill where it is located and the terrain is hilly, although most inclines are not overly steep. Walks with your pooch will necessitate some climbs, so be prepared for some extra effort. 


Residents in the area mostly reside in multi-story apartments and condominiums. There are some historic mansions in the area as well. The area streets are lined with sidewalks, so you don't have to worry about traffic. This greenway is a busy area with lots of thoroughfares and commercial activity and institutions closely situated to downtown, so there is lots of activity and traffic to be aware of. The Seattle University campus dominates the landscape on the east side. 

Greenways in First Hill
17 GREENWAYS
Neighborhoods in Seattle have an average of:
16 Greenways
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Freeway Park is an interesting urban park located on a bridge that spans over the interstate and parking lots below. There are unique architectural features and lots of ornamental and natural greenery which occupies 5.2 acres.

First Hill also has a small park of the same name. First Hill Park has benches, gardens, and brick paths for walking with a water fountain and views of downtown Seattle. Seattle University properties and gardens in the area provide more greenways, however, access for dogs may be restricted.

A large park to the north of First Hill, Cal Anderson Park, has multiple amenities with ball fields, a playground, art, a tennis court, soccer fields, restrooms, and a drinking fountain. It is an interesting place to visit with lots of activities, so make sure your dog is well socialized and used to people and other pets. The interior loop walking path is about a third of a mile and a great little walk not far from the neighborhood.

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