On the eastern edge of the Puget Sound, just north of Seattle lies an attractive little bedroom community with no shortage of breathtaking views of the water. Shoreline, Washington offers stunning historical architecture, landmarks and, perhaps most notably, an abundance of lush parks and gardens.
With the arrival of Northwestern railroads in the 1890s, venturers planned several towns in what is now Shoreline, increasing the rate of development and population increase in the previously wooded area. Early accounts of Indigenous movements in Shoreline tell of trade, hunting, and travel.
In the early twentieth century, with the advent of accessible automobile transport, many new progressions were made to the establishment of the large, populated area that is now Shoreline. Still scattered, housing in the area increased in the 1920s due to traffic from U.S Highway 99. After the stock market crashed in 1929; however, many of its residents made meager livings and, like so many other places in the country, stunted economic growth momentarily. The end of World War II brought with it a high demand for family housing units in the area due to its proximity to the Seattle metropolitan area.
Semi-suburban yet semi-rural, Shoreline lies just a few miles away from the city of Seattle, awarding residents and visitors many great opportunities for travelers looking for a relaxing retreat from city life. During select hours when it is open to the public, Kruckeberg Botanical Garden boasts a diverse array of both exotic and native plant life for your viewing pleasure; an excellent choice for a romantic evening or a horticulture enthusiast's paradise.
If hiking or nature runs are your thing, the recently renovated Hamlin Park offers 80-acres of wooded trails to burn off last night's seafood dinner. While you're there, you may even run into two historic World War II-era battleship guns from the USS Boston.
If the battleship parts aren't enough for you history buffs, perhaps a visit to the Shoreline Historical Museum is your next best option. There, you can learn about the city's beginnings and how it has changed through the years and the direction it is taking for the future. After you're done, maybe take a ten-minute scenic drive to Richmond Beach, home of the William H. Boeing House. Named after its owner through the 1950s, it was the longtime residence of aviation pioneer and founder of the multibillion-dollar company which also bears his namesake.
If nature is your thing, Shoreline, Seattle is truly the place for you and Boeing Creek/ Shoreview Park are yet another highly sought after attraction for those who appreciate the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest in all its splendor. Looking for a place to start the meditation routine you've been holding off on? The open sky and soothing sounds of the creek are an excellent choice of locale for your spiritual excursions.
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