Beyond the Gardens
Perched above the shores of Lake Washington, minutes from the casual dining and boutique retail of Columbia City, the Dowell Residence sits amid urban entertainment and outdoor recreation opportunities.
A favorite access route to the Residence is along Lake Washington Boulevard – Seattle's quiet residential lakefront. Its roadway curves along the natural contours of the ancient lake, wending its way past marinas as well as Seward Park. The Park comprises 300 acres of old growth forests, a 2.4-mile bike and walking path, an amphitheater, a native plant garden, an art studio, miles of hiking trails and recreational beaches.
To the west, Columbia City - referred to by some as America’s most diverse zip code - sports a Walkscore of 98. Local and national media have lauded this urban village. Local fashion and art store Andaluz is a beloved local institution and highly rated in travel guides. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is easily accessed from Columbia City by way of the light rail or a 20-minute drive.
To the north, the Pike-Pine Corridor presents an array of trendy restaurants, cafés and galleries - giving way to the stately mansions and parks of Capitol Hill. This is the gateway to downtown Seattle, the region’s economic powerhouse. Amazon, Google, Microsoft, The Gates Foundation, and many other large employers contribute to the creative and financial vibrancy of the robust local economy.
Columbia City still feels like a microcosm of the city itself, a gumbo of art galleries, bike shops, yoga studios and butchers where it’s easier to find homemade tamales or good pulled pork sandwich than a macchiato."