"Busy but fun arterial"
Eastlake Avenue has a nice collection of retail and restaurants along this arterial corridor that is between Lake Union to the west and Interstate 5 above to the east. Because of the right-of-way, runners often run along this street because there is minimal stopping between the southern tip of Lake Union and the University Bridge to the North. This area also has relatively affordable housing too. The downside of Eastlake Avenue is the large volume of buses which use it, which can make it a bit noisy and some air pollution.