One of my favorite web sites for researching Seattle neighborhoods. Type in any address, zip code, or neighborhood from the main page and a google map will populate with all the nearby amenities. Coffee shops, gyms, parks, churches, libraries, grocery stores, you name it, and you can find it.
Ever wonder if a neighborhood is in a slide area, how close it is to a heron refuge, or how it might fare in a quake? Well, here you go. Zoom into any neighborhood and use the check boxes on the left of the screen to see what kind of environmental concerns might exist.
When researching a home, it’s good to know if work has been permitted or if the work has been done as a weekend project by the previous owner. From this page you can look up an address and find out what permits were pulled for any home.
Ever wonder if that fence is on your side of the property or the neighbors? This isn’t a perfect tool, but it does provide and overview of any parcel to show where the county believes the lot lines run.
Ballard – www.myballard.com
Capitol Hill – www.capitolhillseattle.com
Freemont – www.fremontuniverse.com
Magnolia – www.magnoliavoice.com
Phinney – www.phinneywood.com
Queen Anne – www.queenanneview.com
Ravenna – www.ravennablog.com
Roosevelt – www.rooseveltseattle.org
Wallingford – www.mywallingford.com
West Seattle – www.westseattleblog.com