Geographically, Seaview is part of Seattle, but its location gives it an entirely different feel. It has been called a small fishing village which is indicative of its isolated nature. The area has a lot of beautiful homes, but it is also home to smaller family houses and makes a perfect getaway from the urban city to its north.
California Avenue on the eastern boundary of Seaview is where you will find the retail area in this neighborhood. Grabbing a coffee or a bite to eat won’t happen unless you are close to this part of Seaview, but what you give up in convenience, you more than make up for in solitude. Along the perimeters of the neighborhood, you will be able to find everything your pup needs including treats, grooming, and vet care.
The weather here is primarily mild, but a rare snow storm may slow your walking aspirations down. Other than that, you will find walking to be quite pleasant.
The area is definitely hilly and some of the hills can present a major challenge if you are not already in shape and used to walking. There is a small area at the north part of the neighborhood that is flatter. If you happen to live between Alaska and Dawson, this might be a good place to get in walks if you or your pup are not up for the hills.
The area has a lot of older structures in it, but the streets and sidewalks are all in good repair. The quiet nature of this neighborhood means you will not have to worry too much about traffic obstructing your walk or jogging. There are a couple of busier streets, but the majority of the roads do not have a significant amount of traffic.
You won’t find any open beaches or trails like you will in Alki, so unless you are up for an adventure, you will be relegated to the sidewalks of Seaview.
Seaview does not have any greenways of significance within its boundaries, but there are a couple places that may be worth walking to if you are close enough. To the north and near the coast is Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, which is a minimally developed park with great views and a few trails for you and Fido to explore. There is also a small stretch of beach attached to it if you want to wander down near the water.
To the south of Seaview, you will find a few smaller greenways and Lincoln Park. All of these will probably require a car to get to, but Lincoln Park is quite large and has almost five miles of hiking trails and nearly four miles of bike paths to explore. The hiking trails are dirt and in densely wooded areas, providing the perfect environment for a stroll with your pup, especially if they are feeling hungry for a bit of nature.