Madrona is touted as “Seattle’s best kept secret” and is known for breathetaking views of the sparkling Lake Washington, quiet neighborhoods, and nature Northwest beauty. But, underneath it all, what’s it really hiding?
Along the shores of Madrona’s Lake Washington patch, is where it starts. A large and grassy beach and swimming area, with lifeguards during the Summer season, is an excellent place for a picnic, lounge, or dog walk. The size makes it a great place for large, family gatherings, or people looking for some alone-time. A little further south and the Lake Washington Dock jets out into, you guessed it, Lake Washington.
From the beach, navigate the not-so subtle incline of Madrona Park. This hillside park offers trails, nature walks, and beautiful views across the water. Though the trails aren’t long, it’s well-kept and proves a great workout!
Travel a little further west and you’ll find the adorable Madrona “downtown” district. Local favorites, like Molly Moon’s, Cupcake Royale, and the Madrona Arms call this neighborhood home. And local candleholder company, glassybaby, uses this neighborhood as it’s headquarters. Imagine walking down a quiet street and watching the enthralling activity of glass blowing! Though their commercial area is small, it is lively and brimming with opportunity.
While much of the neighborhood is residential, it’s ideal location makes it convenient for city-dwellers searching for that suburban feel.
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