Tucked in behind Capitol Hill, Mann is out of the way and, while not forgotten, its location makes it one of the quieter neighborhoods in Central Seattle. It is a very diverse neighborhood which tends to go through several demographics and residential areas. You can expect to find single-family homes, multifamily homes, and a large number of artisanal and small family businesses.
People love this area for how quiet, friendly, and easy it is. Just outside the north end of the community, you will find pet stores and grooming shops to keep your pup in tip-top shape. A vet is also close at hand. You wont lack for coffee stands and there a number of restaurants in the area.
The weather in Seattle makes it ideal for those who love to get out and walk a lot. While Seattle does have a reputation for rain, there are only really a few days out of the year where you cannot get out to walk.
Mann runs along a ridge that is part of Capitol, so you will find that there are hills at the west end of the neighborhood. As hills go, they are not the worst you will find, and you can easily avoid them simply by walking north to south where the terrain is much more level. The hills tend to get steeper in the north end of the neighborhood.
The neighborhood has sidewalks and grassy shoulders throughout, which should make walking throughout pleasant for your pup as they enjoy exploring the trees and grass. Much of the neighborhood is very quiet and traffic control consists of roundabouts. There are some busier crossroads to watch out for including East Union and East Cherry which head into Downtown Seattle, so they tend to have more traffic. The roads along the perimeters of Mann are equally as busy and should be avoided if at all possible.
Three small parks at the north end of Mann make up the green spaces for this neighborhood. Julia Lee’s Park is a tiny park all the way at the north end. There is not a lot of grass, but benches and a few trees do make it a nice place to stop.
If your pup is desperate to get up close and personal with nature, you have a few options, but for most residents, it could mean a trip in the car. To the southeast, you will find Madrona Park and Leschi Park which offer numerous trails. Frink Park is right next to these and also have a number of trails. These parks bring a bit of woodland nature to the city and are great places to head for a walk.
At the north end, you might consider heading up towards the Washington Park Playfield and Arboretum. The Japanese Gardens are off limits to dogs, but the rest of the park is not.