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Seattle Neighborhoods: Laurelhurst -- Thumbnail History

Seattle's Laurelhurst neighborhood, located on the Seattle (western) shore of Lake Washington, is a peninsula that extends into the Union Bay part of the lake. Laurelhurst's western boundary is Unive...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Leschi -- Thumbnail History

Seattle's Leschi neighborhood is located along Lake Washington directly east of Pioneer Square. It was a neighborhood served by a cable car that went from Pioneer Square to Lake Washington along Yesle...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Licton Springs -- Thumbnail History

Licton Springs celebrates a long history as both a unique recreational spot and a commercial crossroads. The residential neighborhood in north Seattle is wedged between the busy corridors of Interstat...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Loyal Heights, Sunset Hill, and Shilshole -- Thumbnail History

The Loyal Heights neighborhood began in 1890 as a bedroom suburb of the town of Ballard and continues the same role in the northwestern corner of contemporary Seattle. The area is situated above NW 6...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Madison Park -- Thumbnail History

The Madison Park neighborhood of Seattle is situated on the western shore of Lake Washington. It was originally inhabited by Duwamish peoples who called it "Where One Chops." The Duwamish shared the f...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Madison Valley -- Thumbnail History

Madison Valley is a Seattle neighborhood located just east of Capitol Hill, south of Madison Park and north of Madrona. A new-old community, it is best located at the small business district near Mad...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Madrona -- Thumbnail History

Seattle's Madrona neighborhood overlooks Lake Washington from the eastern rim of the city. Its first life was as a Native American hunting and fishing ground. Seattle was founded in 1851, and from the...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Magnolia -- Thumbnail History

Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood, a peninsula situated at the northern entrance to Elliott Bay, is home to pairs of nesting eagles as well as 20,000 human residents (in 2001) dependent upon bridges to...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Maple Leaf -- Thumbnail History

Although Seattle's Maple Leaf neighborhood appeared in the 1890s as a dream of real estate developers, the hilltop community northeast of Green Lake was slow to grow. The last half of the twentieth c...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Montlake -- Thumbnail History

Seattle's Montlake is a quiet urban neighborhood located south of the Montlake Cut/Lake Washington Ship Canal and composed mainly of single-family homes with a small commercial district. Its shoreline...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Mount Baker -- Thumbnail History

Seattle's Mount Baker community lies on Lake Washington southeast of downtown between the Leschi and Lakewood/Seward Park neighborhoods. This gentle hump above the lake, with views of the Cascade Rang...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Phinney -- Thumbnail History

Seattle's Phinney neighborhood lies mostly on a high ridge that rises from the western shore of Green Lake. It owes its name to Guy Phinney (1852-1893), a wealthy immigrant from Nova Scotia who deve...

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