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One New Thing: Living Downtown

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This past weekend, along with celebrating a year in Seattle, I also moved downtown. Sleep has been minimal these days. : )

I moved from Wallingford, a quiet little Seattle neighborhood about 10 minutes north of downtown. Wallingford is full of great little restaurants and ice cream shops. It has rows of streets lined with old houses, trees and flower beds. It’s just a few minutes from Green Lake Park, where I spent the summer having picnics with my sister while her new puppy terrorized the grassy slopes. A mile in either direction were a few of my favorite people in the entire world — my second sister up one street, and down the other street, a house full of her husband’s college friends who we watched football games with every Sunday.

It was the perfect way to start off Seattle, and now that my lease is ending in Wallingford, I’m excited to experience another part of the city by living downtown. My new apartment is near Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, the waterfront ferris wheel, and City Target, which will either be my greatest decision or my greatest undoing. Time will tell. The first night in my place, before a single moving box had been brought inside, my Wallingford friends helped me welcome the empty space with a night of champagne, snacks and Monopoly. They beat me mercilessly, and at one point Ashley even bribed me with Monopoly money to move her piece around the board and make up songs for her on the spot, so that was the first and last time they will be coming over. Just kidding.

Once I figure out how to fit a couch into 430 square feet, I’ll update you with photos of the furnished apartment. In the mean time, here are a few shots of the place pre-furniture, along with a few shots from the roof, where you will find me sipping sangrias all summer long. New York City friends, consider this your cordial invitation to visit. : )

P.S. Previous ‘One New Thing’ posts: November, December and January.

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  • Kelly February 27, 2014, 7:26 am

    Reading this sort of thing makes me home-sick and eager to move back to the area. Would you recommend Wallingford as a safe and quiet neighborhood?

    • Jessica March 2, 2014, 1:39 pm

      I would definitely recommend Wallingford as a safe and quiet neighborhood! I absolutely loved living there and plan on still visiting the area frequently. I think you’d really like it!

      • Kelly March 5, 2014, 7:17 pm

        I will definitely keep the area in mind then as I look for apartments/houses. :) Keep up the great writing!

  • Ashley L. March 5, 2014, 6:37 pm

    For the record you LOVED moving my piece and singing to me… you even gave the money back 😉 Love you sis!

    • Jessica March 5, 2014, 7:00 pm

      Haha I totally did… I especially loved when I got to sing that you owed rent 😉 You crack me up! Love you!

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