"Such a green and quiet neighborhood"
22nd Avenue, on the western border of Madrona is one of the greenest streets I've ever driven down. The huge leafy trees provide a canopy over the entire street, making you feel tucked into a secret part of the city. The houses along the street are pretty little single-resident homes. The street is a block west of a main arterial, so it sees very little traffic. Garfield High School and Garfield Community Center are close by for kids and adults to play and enjoy some sports and leisure recreation. There are a few really beautiful apartment buildings and some out-of-the-way restaurants that serve up some delicious international cuisine. More shops and restaurants can be found on 23rd Ave and some of Seattle's best are a few blocks away on Broadway, on Capitol Hill. The neighborhood is very quiet and the people are friendly. Bordering Capitol Hill and Cherry Hill, Madrona often enjoys the community-sponsored events in the area. I would recommend this street for families, since there are several good schools in the area, not to mention the plethora of public parks and playfields.