As a small community just northwest of the Belltown in downtown Seattle, the community residences consist of apartments along with retail and service industries. The area is located near the Seattle Center which was the site of the 1962 World’s Fair and home of the Space Needle. You will find a diverse collection of restaurants and things to do including unique exhibits such as the Olympic Sculpture Garden. There are an assortment of pet stores, groomers, and veterinarians to serve the residents of downtown Seattle, but not all of them are within walking distance.
Seattle weather is a very mixed bag and varies from year to year. Some years, you can look forward to mild temperatures, while others can be very icy and snowy in the winter. Fall and spring can also be quite stormy, and many Seattle residents cannot wait for a dry day to take a walk with their favorite furry companion.
Seattle is built on hills, so the only real way to avoid these steep inclines is to walk parallel to the shoreline. You will still have some elevation changes, but they will be much milder than the ones that exist from the shoreline to the east. Some of the hills are quite steep and will provide a great workout for dogs and owners that have the energy to burn.
The walking surface is mostly all sidewalk if you plan to do all of your walking on city streets. Seattle is one of the cities that has worked hard to replace some of the greenery in various parts of the city, however, and because of that, you really never have to go too far before you can find a place where your pup can sink their paws into soft ground. Many of the streets are lined with trees and shrubs for that little bit of natural pop in the urban environment.
There are greenways in abundance within an easy walk of Cedar Heights. The Olympic Sculpture Park is a unique and fun place to visit and a great place to rest weary feet. The park is free and offers you an enjoyable walk close to home. Right next door is Myrtle Edwards Park and Centennial Park which are both popular gathering spots for Seattleites on warm days. Both are waterfront parks, leaving lots for your favorite pup to do and explore. There are trails that run along the shoreline as well, so it is a great place to go for your daily walk when the weather is nice.
The Seattle Center also has greenways in it as well as a fountain. Dogs are welcome provided you keep them on a leash. It is a great place to meet other people and with plenty of outdoor eateries, it can also be a great place to grab a bit to eat!