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Summer in the Cities: 6 Cool Communities to Explore Around Seattle

Beacon Mountain spray park, Nate Cormier

Park, pool, library, coffee shop. Is that your all-too-familiar neighborhood summer rotation, perhaps with an occasional field trip to a beach or museum thrown in? In August, we dare you to leave your ZIP code behind and explore the corners, cafes, water parks, trails and food forests (!) of a new ’hood. Here are six up-and-coming communities around Puget Sound that are perfect for a day’s adventure.

Skip to the first neighborhood explore or browse all six:

1) Beacon Hill: Forage in the city

2) Richmond Beach: Coasting along

3) Maple Leaf: Peak park experience

4) Issaquah: Alpine adventure

5) Renton: Do the wave pool

6) Greenwood: Lost in space travel

7) More happening hoods

Also, already on our site, find guides to communities including Bellevue, Burien, Edmonds, GeorgetownVashon Island and White Center.

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