Dog walkers in the neighborhood that like to take their pups out regularly will find lots of things to do and see nearby and, usually, the weather is cooperative, although it can be rainy, especially in the winter time. Summer weather is usually pleasant without extreme temperatures or thunderstorms being prevalent, which adds to the walkability of the region.
The neighborhood is very hilly with a maximum elevation of 456 feet. This neighborhood has some of the steepest streets in Seattle, so if you or your dog has mobility issues, getting around the neighborhood can be problematic. There are 120 pedestrian staircases in the district to aid in foot travel around the community.
The neighborhood is very affluent with homes reflecting the Queen Anne architectural style which includes ornate trim and features and also craftsman style homes reflecting the history of the area. There are multiple parks and greenways along with two cemeteries in the neighborhood. Waterfront areas are lined with docks and commercial activity relating to the marine environment.
Greenways abound in Queen Anne as there are 24 designated parks in the area. The SW Queen Anne Greenbelt has a section referred to as Kinnear Park with a dog run. This run is situated on flat ground, enclosed by a 4-foot fence, and has a double gate. Surrounded by large shade trees, it has a wood chip surface, rocks, and log obstacles for pups. Trails on hillier terrain are adjacent to the dog park and ripe for exploration.
Kerr Park is a small park in the region but is on elevated terrain and has a spectacular view of the downtown Seattle area and Mount Rainier as well as the Bay. Kinnear Park has 14 acres and is the largest park with wooded and open areas. Other area parks include David Rodgers Park, the Wolf Creek Ravine Natural area, the Northeast Queen Anne Greenbelt, and Space Needle Park. All have unique features and amenities and there are walking paths throughout the area greenways.