Look, there's a metal fabrication facility next to a craftsman bungalow! Wait, over there, a wholesale coffee warehouse next to a marina! Check it out:

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Best Neighborhood to Get Lost In

South Park

Look, there's a metal fabrication facility next to a craftsman bungalow! Wait, over there, a wholesale coffee warehouse next to a marina! Check it out: a Mexican grocery and a union hall! And what's that: A scrap yard next to boat storage next to a ramshackle duplex next to a plantation-style estate next to the Duwamish? Such a bizarre industrial-residential-commercial mix can only be found in South Park, and only South Park is cut off from the rest of the city by two major highways (99 and 509) and a river. While the once-DMZ, largely Latino neighborhood can now probably be located without a map by 3 in 10 Seattleites (there was a time not long ago when it was more like 1 in 10), once you get there it has the added benefit of being the easiest neighborhood to get lost in, especially on foot. Roads end unannounced, sidewalks are haphazard, and fellow pedestrians scarce as hell, especially in South Park's southern half. Next thing you know, you're in Boulevard Park. And you definitely don't know where Boulevard Park is.—Mike Seely

 
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