Broadview is a quiet residential neighborhood, tucked away in Seattle's northwest corner and many locals have never heard of it, even though it is an easy commute to downtown. It is one of my favorite neighborhoods as I find it very charming. On the western edge of Broadview is a bluff, overlooking the Sound and below runs the Railway. Its western boundary is the Puget Sound; northern is NW 145th street; Greenwood Avenue N is the eastern boundary and south is NW 105th Street and Carkeek Park.
Despite its low-key demeanor, the neighborhood is not small. 13,000 residents live here and turnover in the neighborhood is relatively low. Residents stick around which has built a strong sense of community.
Just west of Greenwood between 110th and 120th, are a couple of my favorite Seattle streets. Beautifully designed by Seattle's pilot Street Edge Alternatives project, are curving, natural landscaped roads with sidewalks and improved drainage systems.
Carkeek Park offers more than 6 miles of trails. A pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks takes you to the sandy beach with views of the Olympic Mountains.
The northwest side of Broadview holds one of Seattle's best-kept secrets, Llandover Trail, a 9-acre "open space" at 145th and Third Northwest. This is an escape into nature with Native Animal and Plant Species such as owls, eagles, mountain beavers, and old-growth trees.
Broadview is also home to EB Dunn Gardens and can be toured Thursdays-Saturdays, by advance reservation.
West of Third Avenue Northwest, and along the waterfront, are the more-expensive homes, many with large lots and Puget Sound views. East of Third, up to Greenwood, buyers can find smaller, more affordable homes. Many buyers love the open floor plans of Broadview's mid-century homes. Currently, homes are selling from $225,000 (without a view) to over 4 million (with a view).
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