North City is a suburban neighborhood in Shoreline which is north of Seattle. Comprised of a small retail zone, apartments, and single-family dwellings, this is a quiet area with lots of trees and greenery. There are a few stores and restaurants in the area, but this is definitely a mostly residential area. Amenities for your pup are not far away. North City has some retail spaces, especially along the main road, but given the quiet neighborhood, the selection is fairly limited. What you will find is plenty of quiet roads and nice scenery that will make for a nice walk.
Weather in Shoreline, like most of the Pacific Northwest, is a mixed bag. Extremes in weather can happen such as ice and snow in the winter and heat in the summer. But these days are rare and you can look forward to a mild climate and the opportunity to walk most days, provided you dress for the weather.
The Terrain throughout North City is mixed. Some areas to the east have considerable elevation changes while others on the west side of the neighborhood are mostly flat. The result is that almost everyone can pick the terrain that is best suited to their own personal fitness level.
Surfaces you will be walking on can vary. The main streets all have sidewalks, but if you are like most people, you will prefer to walk on the side streets. These roads have few sidewalks, so you will be either walking on the side of the road in the grass, gravel, dirt or walking directly on the road where there is no shoulder. This should pose no problem since most of these areas are fairly quiet, provided you stay off the busier roads. The good news is that you can usually walk on soft ground which is something that your pup will likely thank you for.
North City is fairly green and you will not go wrong by just walking through the neighborhood. The area has its share of greenways that you and your companion will love to visit along the way.
North City Park is the only park within the neighborhood boundaries and is located in the northern part of the community. Trails, tall evergreen trees, and flora wait to greet you along the trails of this quiet park. At the southernmost edge of North Shore is Hamlin Park which, like so many of the parks in this area, is beautiful space with trails and is a great place to let your dog explore.
Ronald Bog Park, Northcrest Park, and Cromwell Park are not in the neighborhood but are close enough to make it a short drive or walk from the west side of North City. Each one has a generous amount of greenery for you both to enjoy!