"Lifeline to Westlake, but nothin much else"
Newton is another small and unremarkable Lake Union area residential road. Why then might I review such a street? The answer is because this neighborhood has a few major north-south roads that allow you to quickly travel either out to Edmunds and Ballard or into the heart of the city. Newton is one of just a few vital roads in this hilly area that allow you to (finally) get down off the hill and onto the scenic, restaurant laiden, Westlake avenue. There are more streets farther south of Newton, but north of Newton there are few streets that allow you to get off the hill. I walked much of this looking and it wasn't fun.