"Several green neighborhoods with great park access"
East Blaine Street is a broken up street that runs east-west in the Eastlake section of the city. Single-family homes line the road with lots of large, green trees. The sections of East Blaine Street run around Interlaken Park, as well as Lake View Cemetary. Volunteer Park is just a couple of blocks south, and east side residents can walk to the Broadmoor Golf Club and Washington Park Arboretum. Access to the interstate and local-access roads provide a short distance to downtown Seattle, though they can get a bit congested during morning and afternoon rush hours. Surrounding streets offer some great pubs, restaurants and shops for locals and the parks make great places to take the kids out to play. Housing prices can get a little extravagant, though the recent bubble did bring them down a bit. Neighbors are friendly and enjoy the solitude of the area on the hill, as well as the natural beauty that surrounds them.