Summer allows us to banish the heavy jackets, put away the umbrellas for a few days, and consider outdoor activities like swimming, kayaking, and hiking without the confines of winter clothing. For many of us, it’s far too easy to take each summer day and spend it inside with the couch and the television rather than in a healthy and invigorating manner.
Summer Fun at City North Seattle
The easiest place to find enjoyment outdoors in the summer is in your immediate neighborhood. If you live in an apartment community like City North Seattle, the best place to look is right outside your doorstep where a variety of community amenities are available to every resident. On a day where you want to go outside, but you don’t want to travel far to enjoy the outdoors, a few hours spent relaxing in one of City North Seattle’s landscaped courtyards could provide the ideal venue for a respite.
If you want to combine great views, great friends, and some entertainment, the rooftop lounge with its barbecue will provide the perfect gathering place. You can even enjoy Wi-Fi access from the roof where you can stream music for your friends without killing your cell phone’s data plan.
If you feel the urge to explore the area around City North Seattle, you’ll find several places for shopping, as well as some great restaurants like the Elliott Bay Public House & Brewery, Toyoda Sushi Restaurant, and Erawan Bangkok Thai Cuisine.
Tip: Get your food to go and head over to Carkeek Park to enjoy food with a great view of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.
Get Out and Go for a Walk in Seattle
The summertime brings about all sorts of festivals, but if festivals aren’t part of your lifestyle, there are many alternative activities to enjoy near City North Seattle. If you’re searching for a way to get out and enjoy the warmer weather, all you have to do is go out for a walk, even if you’re in an urban area of Seattle. According to an article on GeekWire, Seattle was the 8th most walkable city in a ranking created by Walk Score.
According to the rankings, some of the best neighborhoods for walking in Seattle included the downtown area, Denny Triangle, South Lake Union, Pioneer Square, and First Hill. An interesting part of the rankings included data on venture capital investment, and Seattle was also one of the most walkable cities based on startup and investment activity.
Even if you’re not a venture capitalist and you don’t work at a tech start-up, Seattle is still an eminently walkable city, and it’s an excellent place to ride a bike or head out to the surrounding wilderness areas for hiking and other heart-pumping pursuits. Take a weekend this summer to relax and explore outdoor Seattle, even if you’re not headed to a vacation spot or special event.
Enjoy the Summer at City North Seattle
Summer is a popular time for moving, and we know to expect many new residents during the summer. We’d love to see you enjoy the season with us as a resident of City North Seattle. If you’re interested in finding a new home that offers the ideal balance of urban amenities and access to the outdoors, you’ll want to tour City North Seattle. Contact us today to arrange a visit.