The Cal Anderson neighborhood is punctuated by open space–something that is in short supply in the urban core of Seattle. Seattle-ites love their green spaces and Cal Anderson gives us plenty of room to stretch out and soak in that sun, kick the ball around or walk the mutt. And, frankly, it’s great people watching. If you don’t believe me, just wait until the first 60+ degree day in Seattle and park yourself on a bench. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
But this neighborhood is more than just a park. In the Cal Anderson ‘hood there is something for everyone.
Dwellings: older style co-op buildings and apartments, a few turn of the (last) century homes converted into multi-family dwellings, microhousing and new construction townhomes and apartment buildings
Dwellers: People of any age who want to be at the center of it all–housing, transit and nightlife.
- Dig into the Seattle literary scene with a book from Elliott Bay Book Company or a reading at Richard Hugo House
- Snag a waffle cone full of Molly Moon’s ice cream and wander through the park
- Wander through local shop Totoaelo
The best part of the Cal Anderson neighborhood isn’t the planning or the doing–it’s the laid back, come what may attitude. Check out more about this microhood here.