The neighborhood of East Queen Anne is situated in the larger neighborhood of Queen Anne along the northern boundary of downtown Seattle. It also runs along Aurora Avenue and Lake Union to the east. The area is exceedingly quiet and isolated and, with the stunning views of the Cascades, this neighborhood is mostly affluent. Even apartments in this neighborhood are quite expensive.
The main business area runs along Queen Anne Avenue on the west side. Restaurants, groceries, and coffee stands are available along the main road through town. You will also find all of your pup’s essentials like food, grooming, and vet care. There are even a couple of specialty stores in the area that offer the best in natural organic pet foods.
Seattle weather is known for allowing a lot of outdoor time. Pacific storms with heavy rain and wind can get in the way of your walking plans, but you will rarely have to worry about temperature extremes.
Many parts of this neighborhood are very hilly. Some of the terrain was so hilly it was not suitable for building on, so it became a greenway. Despite this fact, there are areas in East Queen Anne that are walkable, even for those pups not in the best of shape.
The west central area of the neighborhood near East Queen Anne Playground is very walkable and actually makes a great place for new walkers to start getting in shape. There are a few hills that are not major as well as a few flatter areas mixed in with enough hills to make walking challenging but not overwhelming.
The area has sidewalks and there are a lot of older shade trees on most of the streets. Grassy shoulders give Fido something else to walk on and explore. There are a lot of roundabouts in the neighborhood, but few stoplights, and these are limited to the busier west side of East Queen Anne.
There are a number of greenways in East Queen Anne, but not all of them are advisable as places to walk. The North Queen Anne Greenbelt is a nicely wooded area but, in recent years, it has become a place full of garbage and rot, making it unsuitable to bring your pup to.
To the west of the greenbelt is Trolly Hill Park which reviews say is a nice place to go instead. . There are paths that run from Trolly Park, through the greenbelt, and over to MacLean Park on the northside, but you may find that the trail may have hazards you do not want to expose your pup to.
To the northwest, there is the Wolf Creek Ravine Natural Area which does not seem to suffer from the same problems. East Queen Anne Playground in the center of East Queen Anne offers a grassy field and trees, so you have plenty of options in this neighborhood.