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 Welcome to Leschi

We are a small community with more waterfront and open space than many other communities.

The easiest way to describe the location of Leschi is to say it is between the two bridges that cross Lake Washington. The land has been carved by long ago glaciers and there are many steep hills and valleys in lower Leschi while upper Leschi has some breathtaking views of the Lake and Mt. Rainier.


The lakefront area of Leschi is accessed by Metro Bus #27 while upper Leschi has a few more public transportation options: Metro Bus #14 runs on Jackson from Mt. Baker neighborhood to downtown Seattle. Metro Bus #8 runs north along Martin Luther King Jr. Way from Yesler and is the best way to get to Seattle Center from the neighborhood. Bus #3 runs on Cherry St. the northern boundary of the Leschi neighborhood, also to downtown.


Leschi has a small business district with several restaurants along Lake Washington/Lakeside Ave. There is one elementary school, Leschi, on 32nd Ave at the top of the steep, curvy Lake Dell Ave. The other pubic facility is the Central Area Senior Center, perched on the edge of the cliff with a million dollar view of the lake, the I-90 bridge, the Cascades and Mt. Rainier. The Center is located at 500 30 Ave S. and it is available for rental for events.

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September 1, 2020

What a summer it has been! Immediately after my last column went to press on the COVID-19 murals all over town, George Floyd was murdered by the police in Minneapolis on May 25. An outpouring of protests against racism and police viole...

June 1, 2020

Our June meeting is cancelled and the Flo Ware event as well as the Art Walk are both cancelled.

Although we have no knowledge of what our world will be like in September, it takes months of planning for the ArtWalk and many of those mo...

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September 1, 2020

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