When you look at this photograph, it’s hard to imagine that you are looking into the middle of a major city of 600,000 people, but that’s why we’re called the Emerald City.
PIctured above is Green Lake, the geographic center of Seattle’s northern half.
It looks like Olympia, feels like the Pacific Northwest of yesterday, and seems like a world away from Downtown/Capitol Hill. It is, however, only a 15 minute bike/scooter/bus ride away from the urban core, and it’s a great escape for an hour or a day.
If you can find someone to loan you $500,000 or so, it’s a great place to live as well.