Mount Baker is an upscale, waterfront neighborhood in south Seattle named after the mountain in the Cascade Range that's visible across Lake Washington. This is a quiet, family-oriented neighborhood of single-family homes with a suburban vibe. Beautiful mansions line the expensive lakefront property here while elsewhere in the neighborhood you'll find more modest (but still pricey) homes.
Given the residential atmosphere there aren't a ton of dining or shopping options, but there are some restaurants around, including fish and chips, Italian, and Thai. Otherwise you'll need to head adjacent neighborhoods for more excitement.
There are plenty of opportunities to get outdoors here – you can get your running fix on the trails of Colman Park, hit the bike trails of Lake Washington Boulevard Park, or relax, swim, or kayak at Mount Baker Beach.
Downtown Seattle: 3 miles / 15-25 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit
Bellevue: 11 miles / 20-35 minutes by car / 70-80 minutes by transit
Redmond: 17 miles / 25-40 minutes by car / 50-60 minutes by transit
Stevie Allen opened Emerald City Fish & Chips on Seattle’s Rainier Avenue the day after Christmas in 2009. Since then his tasty, blue ribbon, southern recipes have delighted thousands of fans who line up to feast on his Alaskan cod, halibut, catfish and salmon dishes.
Colman Park is located just south of the old Lake Washington Floating Bridge. The beach itself is adjacent to Mount Baker Bathing Beach, but is a part of Colman Park. The beach features grass, big drooping willows, and picnic tables.
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