Put together an active business district and a quiet residential district and what you get is the oasis of Crown Hill in Seattle. The neighborhoods surrounding this one are historically busy, but this neighborhood got the perfect dose of retail along with a small town feel that makes it a hidden gem.
For your pup, there is still access to pet stores, vets, and groomers right inside the neighborhood and plenty of places to stop for a bite to eat or drink. Many of the businesses have been here since the fifties and are relatively unchanged in the interim, giving this area its unique flavor.
The climate in Seattle is just as unique, offering very mild temperatures all year round with only a few extremes and snow is an event that only happens once every few years. Your only real impediment to walking here are Pacific storms which can pack heavy rains and winds, making walking difficult.
The neighborhood is split in half by a main road that can be difficult to navigate for walkers. Holman Road is a five-lane road with only a few places where you and your pup can cross safely. Since there is plenty of walking space on either side, you may find that it is best to stay on the quieter residential streets.
Some of the areas in this neighborhood do have sidewalks while others do not. The side roads are fairly quiet as most of the traffic sticks to the main roads, so walking is usually not an issue.
The area does have a lot of hills, some of which can be quite steep. Because the neighborhood is situated on a ridge, you can avoid a lot of hilly terrain in your walk by walking south to north. The west side of the neighborhood does level out before going down to the Puget Sound, so the terrain is much easier to navigate through here.
Crown Hill does not have a lot of green spaces of its own. The one park it has is in the center of the neighborhood along Holman Road. Crown Hill Park is not much more than a couple of sporting fields and a playground, but it does have some paths that can be walked and it provides a place for your pup to feel the grass under their feet.
If you are looking for some serious walking or hiking, Carkeek Park is just to the north of Crown Hill. There are 220 acres of park, wetlands, picnic areas, and numerous trails to be hiked through gorgeous green belts. Creeks, old trees, and lush foliage are a perfect way to escape the urban sprawl and take in a bit of nature. Carkeek Park also has an extensive bit of beach on the Puget Sound that dog owners and their pups love as well.