"Great street for kids, parks and playgrounds abound"
East James Street is a nice area with some green space, fresh air, and a few playgrounds and parks scattered throughout. If you are looking for the hustle and bustle of the city, this is not the area, although there are several businesses in some locations. Traffic is consistent but not overcrowded. The street is not as narrow as some of the streets in Seattle, so you won't find the occasional hit and run side-swipe that seems ever popular in the city. East James is a good place to walk as well and you will see several moms pushing strollers to the neighborhood playground at all hours of the day.