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Monday, July 9, 2007 - Page updated at 02:34 p.m.

City Walks

Take a walk and discover a neighborhood. "City Walks" combines urban viewpoints, homes worth a look, shops with character and a place to stop for a bite to eat, all within a mile or three.


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City Walks near farmers markets.

· Waterfront

· Eastside

· Seattle

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Take a walk with our travel writers.


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Bainbridge

A visit to the market gives you a great excuse to wander the streets of Winslow, see its waterfront vistas and stroll through some of its homey neighborhoods.

Sept. 9, 2004


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Kirkland

With posh boutiques, toney restaurants and occasional reminders of a more proletarian past, downtown Kirkland is an interesting — and pleasant — place to walk.

Sept. 9, 2004


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University District

Sample Czech pastries and Yakima peppers, watch a cooking demonstration, visit museums and sip Taiwanese bubble tea on this 2.5-mile loop.

Sept. 9, 2004


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Burien

Burien has a beach-rich park; old-fashioned business district; and lots of taquerias that offer low-cost and tasty meals that you can take out for park picnics.

July 8, 2004


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Des Moines

Soak up big-sky views of South Puget Sound, lumbering freighters and Maury Island while you hobnob with friendly local fisherfolk.

July 8, 2004


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Edmonds

This waterfront city on Puget Sound about 15 miles north of Seattle is a compact, mom-and-pop-store, ferryboat-landing, quintessential beachfront town.

July 8, 2004


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Issaquah

Here's a jaunt that combines a path through woods, a historical train depot, a new library and a landmark salmon hatchery.

May 6, 2004


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Beaux Arts

Beaux Arts was established as an artists' colony in 1908, a creative community living and working along Lake Washington.

May 6, 2004


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Kirkland

Kirkland has some of the best walks on the Eastside, with a necklace of parks glittering along the Lake Washington waterfront.

May 6, 2004


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Columbia City

Founded in 1893 and annexed to Seattle in 1907, Columbia City retains the feel of the self-contained mill town it once was.

March 4, 2004


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Rainier Beach

Get off the main drag in the Rainier Beach neighborhood in South Seattle, and you'll find a string of small parks to explore, each rich in local history and views.

March 4, 2004



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Lakewood

This walk will test your lungs and legs but will reward you with some spectacular views, a lovely lakeside stroll and more than a few chances to walk some of the staircases in this hilly Seattle neighborhood.

March 4, 2004


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Alki Beach

A two-hour amble here will take you through the land where the worlds of Chief Sealth and his Suquamish Tribe met the group that has become known as the Denny Party, after the white settlers landed at what would become Alki.

Dec. 25, 2003


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Fauntleroy

Lincoln Park, one of Seattle's premier woodland refuges, welcomes you to Fauntleroy, a residential nook where saltwater mists frequently soften both the landscape and urban noise.

Dec. 25, 2003


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Admiral Heights

Wrap-around views of Elliott Bay, the Seattle city skyline and the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges await visitors to this quiet neighborhood.

Dec. 25, 2003


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Magnolia

Sound, city or mountain view? No need to choose. You can have it all on a breezy stroll along Magnolia Bluff, with views of Mount Rainier, container ships, cruise liners, sailboats and ferries.

Oct. 23, 2003


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Shilshole Bay

Get a strapping lungful of salt air and let Puget Sound's cool breezes ruffle your hair as you get a close-up look at boats, with an often stunning backdrop of the Olympic Mountains.

Oct. 23, 2003


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Queen Anne

Head up Queen Anne Hill for a walk with big views, little traffic, pocket parks and streets of lovingly tended Victorian-style homes. Along the way, refuel at excellent bakeries and cafes.

Oct. 23, 2003


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