"Business to residential, a slightly confusing street"
The street is a straight shot east to west, so why the confusion? It's a main arterial for the businesses on the south end of the International District and provides an onramp to Interstate 5 northbound, but not south. Until you travel a little further west, then you can hop on Interstate 90 to wind around to southbound I-5, though that's not really advertised. The business section of Dearborn gets a bit congested, especially around peak rush hour times, but the east side of the road, east of Interstate 5, shows a different face. There are still a few shops and businesses until you pass Rainier Avenue, but then it turns into a relatively quiet and green residential street with several cute single-family homes. Housing prices are high, but some enjoy the proximity to downtown. The street ends at the soccer field at Washington Middle School. Judkins Park, just south of the school, offers public playing fields for kids.