It may appear to be a dreary wet morning, but that shouldn’t stop any diehard Seattleite from going out tonight for the third annual Seattle spoke & food event! Grab your raincoat and bike to one of the participating restaurants between 6-10pm tonight, and 20% of your bill will be donated to the FamilyWorks food bank and resource center. FamilyWorks is a Seattle based food bank that intends to nourish and strengthen local families by connecting them with the support, resources, and community they need.
The restaurants participating in the event tonight seem to be spread all over the major neighborhoods in Seattle, so if you live in and around the city, you shouldn’t have trouble finding one near you. Participating restaurants include Serious Pie on South Lake Union, St Clouds in Madrona, The Shelter in Ballard, Julia’s in Capitol Hill, Stumbling Goat Bistro in Phinney, Emmer & Rye in Queen Anne, and Duke’s on Green Lake among others. For a bike map of participating restaurants, or for more information click here.
Seattle’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon is tomorrow June 23rd starting at 7 AM. Starting in Belltown the run will go through Downtown Seattle to Leschi and include Mercer Island and Seward Park for the full marathon then around Mount Baker along the Downtown Waterfront and ending in Lower Queen Anne. There will be rock bands stationed all along the half and full marathon. Click the link to see the Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon route and to the see the which bands are playing along the course.
A total of 131 Single Family Homes and Condos in Queen Anne sold in April and May of this year, compared to 79 units in the same months of 2011, according to the NWMLS. The best news is for owners of single family homes thinking about selling. 81 homes sold compared to 46 in 2011. Every area showed improvement, from average days on market (52 compared to 81 in 2011), price per sq. ft. ($295.61 compared to $263.16 in 2011) and median price ($635,000 to $561,500 in 2011).
Also, an amazing 43 of 81 closed single family sales involved properties that were under contract within 3 weeks of hitting the open market. (According to the NWMLS)