So you’re moving to Shoreline, Washington? Congratulations! You’re going to love it here. To help you get settled in, we’re here to give you a little virtual tour of your new town and introduce you to all the best spots you’ll definitely be frequenting. From coffee and dining to shopping and weekend activities, this is your guide to living in Shoreline, WA. 

Shoreline Shopping

When settling into a new home, it’s important to know where to go to stock your pantry and pick up all the odds and ends to furnish your new place. The first place you’ll need to know about is Central Market, the top of the line when it comes to grocery stores in Shoreline, WA. Central Market has everything you need, from fresh and organic produce to a meat market and self-serve deli. The store also offers a hot bar with a variety of options, making it a favorite lunch spot for Shoreline residents. Venturing into Seattle a bit, Northgate Mall has a variety of stores sure to keep you entertained and help you find everything on your list: from Barnes & Noble and Bed, Bath & Beyond to Ulta Beauty and Nordstrom Rack, Northgate has you covered.

 

Shoreline Coffee & Food

Once you’ve finished your shopping trip, you’ll need to relax with a great cup of coffee. Lucky for you, there are quite a few coffee shops in Shoreline, WA, starting with Black Coffee Northwest. Reviewers describe their Black Coffee experience as “worth the wait” and “pleasantly satisfying.” Up next is Cafe Aroma, a Shoreline coffee shop with a drive thru, inside seating and even a children’s play area. Sunshine Espresso is another well-reviewed coffee shop in Shoreline, with customers saying they would gladly go out of their way to come back for another drink. When it comes to dining in Shoreline, WA, you have a variety of options to choose from. If you’re in the mood for pasta, Spiro’s is the place to go. For more of the comfort food route, there’s Scott’s Bar & Grill and Leena’s Cafe. If quality Italian cuisine is what you’re after, Saltoro is your go-to, and the Saffron Grill is your stop for Indian and Mediterranean dining. 


Shoreline Activities 

When it comes to fun things to do in Shoreline, WA, Richmond Beach is your new favorite hang out. The Saltwater Park is a great place to watch the sunset, enjoy a beautiful view and walk trails. Likewise, the Richmond Beach Community Park has playgrounds for your children to enjoy. Another fun weekend outing in Shoreline is the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, which features a four-acre public garden that’s home to over 2,000 species of plants and over 40 types of birds. If you’re in the mood for more walking, Boeing Creek Park offers two miles of trail, complete with an artificial lake. 


We hope this introductory list gives you a good place to start but there’s nothing like going out on your own and seeing everything this neighborhood has to offer. We hope you come to love Shoreline as much as we do! Subscribe to our blog or follow us on Facebook or Instagram for more features and tips on Shoreline living.

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Your Guide to Living in Shoreline, WA

From coffee and dining to shopping and weekend activities, this is your guide to living in Shoreline, WA.

With warm weather hanging around for a while longer, it’s not too late to find your favorite beach spot in your new Shoreline home. The Shoreline, Washington area has some of the best beaches around, and we’ve gathered a few of our favorites here to give you a head start on finding your go-to summer hangout.


Richmond Beach Park

With plenty of amenities to make your time by the water enjoyable, Richmond Beach Park is a must-visit. The park’s off-leash dog area is open seasonally between November 1 and March 15, with open water access and a playground available year-round. The beach has picnic areas available for reservation, in addition to public art for viewing and unpaved trails for exploration.


Marina Beach Park

On the outskirts of Shoreline, Marina Beach Park is a fun spot in Edmonds, WA. The park consists of one mile of shoreline, with nearly fifty park and open space sites and over two-hundred acres of room for recreational options. In close proximity to the bus stop, Marina Beach features a playground, picnic area, dog-friendly park, volleyball sand court and bbq stands. Whatever your waterfront plans, Marina Beach Park is the place to be.


Carkeek Park Beach

With stunning views of Whidbey Island, Kitsap Peninsula and the Olympic Mountains, Carkeek Park Beach lies only a short drive from downtown Seattle. Over 200 acres of park and beach combine to make this spot the go-to for any kind of outdoor adventure. The park also has the option of getting involved in education programs by way of volunteer teaching and outdoor work parties on the property.


Golden Gardens Park

Boasted as North Seattle’s premier beach experience, Golden Gardens Park is located over in Ballard and is some of the best sand you’ll find on the Puget Sound. Whether you’re fishing, boating or just wanting to lay around by the water, Golden Gardens is a place you’ll visit once and no doubt keep coming back to for all your fun in the sun. The park has forested trails that cover a variety of spectacular views and an off-leash dog area, though no dogs are permitted on the beach itself. 


Secret Beaches

Is there anything more fun than a secret beach? Scattered throughout Seattle, you’ll find mini hidden beaches and nature preserves to explore. The natives call them street ends, short for Shoreline Street Ends, and they came to exist by way of quite an interesting history (which you can read here). Some of the favorite secret beaches are nestled by Cove Park, Weather Watch Park, E Highland Drive, Myrtle Edwards Park and a number of others, all found on this list


Whatever beach you choose to visit this summer, the main thing is to have tons of fun in the sun and soak up every bit of the summer that’s left before Washington fades into fall! 

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Catch the Current: Beaches You’ll Fall in Love With Near Shoreline, WA

We’ve gathered a few of our favorite beaches in Shoreline to give you a head start on finding your go-to summer hangout.

Now that you’ve gotten settled into your new Current Shoreline home, it’s time for the best part: decorating! Whether you’re starting from the ground up or just need to refresh a few pieces, we’ve gathered a list of the best Shoreline furniture stores to help make the shopping process fly by so you can get on to the fun! Stop by these furniture stores in Shoreline, WA, today to stock up on some great pieces for your home.

Nest Bedding

The first thing you’ll need for your new home is a comfy bed and all the things that go along with it. Nest Bedding is the perfect place to find everything you’ll need for that home-sweet-home kind of sleep each night. From mattresses and bed frames to bedding and pillows, Nest offers organic and natural products that come with a 100-night risk free trial to ensure you love your new bed. Stop by now and take advantage of their fall sale! 

Banana Furniture 

Seattle’s Banana Furniture is another great shopping destination for all your furniture and household needs. Boasting a selection of “heavenly” sofas, sectionals, chairs, dining tables, coffee tables, mirrors and more, Banana Furniture has pieces at 65% less than high-end retailers. The store’s showroom is currently open, but due to Covid-19 concerns, they ask that you schedule a private appointment to come by and find the furniture of your dreams. 

Underhill’s Furniture

A family-owned furniture store, Underhill’s is the spot to find beautiful furniture at unbeatable prices. With same-day delivery, Underhill’s is committed to helping you find all the pieces you need to make your home comfortable and stylish without breaking the bank. With a selection of furniture to fill every area of your home in stock, you’ll find whatever you’re searching for at Underhill’s.

Renew Home and Decor

If consignment shopping is more your vibe, Renewworks Home and Decor Everett is the place for you. With a unique variety of pieces that will make your home a stylish reflection of who you are, Renew has over 650 consigners bringing in new items every week. As a social enterprise of HopeWorks that assists formerly homeless gain job skills through paid internships, Renew Home and Decor is shopping you can really feel good about. 

Furniture World

As their name suggests, Furniture World is the go-to place for beautiful and affordable furniture of all kinds. From bedroom sets to kitchen dining options and a wide variety of sofas from a great selection of manufacturers and brands, Furniture World offers “styles designed to inspire.”

Mor Furniture for Less

Over in Lynnwood, WA, Mor Furniture for Less is the largest family-owned furniture chain on the West Coast. A company that understands the value of family and the importance of loving your home, this store has everything from bedroom sets to office entertainment furniture. To top it off, Mor Furniture also offers the furnishings like area rugs, shelf displays and wall hangings. 

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Get Your Walls Talking: Upgrade Your Home With New Furniture

Whether you’re starting from the ground up or just need to refresh a few pieces, we’ve gathered a list of the best Shoreline furniture stores to help make the shopping process fly by so you can get on to the fun! Stop by these furniture stores in Shoreline, WA, today to stock up on some great pieces for your home.

Whether you’re looking for a new spot for date night or in search of a fun place to grab a bite with friends, we’ve got you covered with a list of the best restaurants in Shoreline, WA. These places offer the best food in North Seattle paired with an inviting atmosphere that creates a memorable dining experience. 


Blackbird Cafe and Bar

Formerly known as Hill’s Restaurant, Blackbird Cafe and Bar is a Shoreline staple that serves coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner and happy hour selections. With a “warm and welcoming” setting, Blackbird’s menu is sophisticated while carrying a “comfortable downtown feel.” 


North City Bistro

Touted as Seattle’s “hidden gem,” North City Bistro has a fantastic selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts alongside their extensive menu of wines and cocktails. Whatever you’re in the mood for, North City Bistro has something for you. 


Santa Fe Mexican Grill & Cantina

A restaurant inspired by the rich cuisine of Guadalajara, Santa Fe’s food is prepared with fresh and local ingredients from the northwest. Offering an authentic taste of Mexico, they bring regional flavors and colors into old recipes and techniques. As a “friendly neighborhood spot,” Santa Fe has the cuisine and the atmosphere to make your next dining experience an enjoyable one. 


Spiro’s Pizza and Pasta

A family-owned and run business, Spiro’s Pizza and Pasta is the result of Jim, Sia and Evan Voltsis’ dream and hard work. First opened in 1993 as a small kitchen in Richmond Beach and followed by the Shoreline location in 1995, Spiro’s is known as a “gathering place where friends become family.” Serving a selection of subs, pastas, pizzas, salads and calzones, this spot is sure to become a favorite for you and your family. 


Pagliacci Pizza

Another Seattle pizza favorite, Pagliacci Pizza is hand-tossed and locally sourced. Founded back in 1979, Pagliacci’s business mission is simple: to create the best possible pizza in the Greater Seattle area. With a heart for making customers feel like family and a goal of making every dining experience great, Pagliacci Pizza is where quality food and friendly service collide.


Todo Mexico

You can never have too many tacos! Part of the Shoreline cuisine scene since 1998, Todo Mexico brings a taste of Mexico to the Seattle area. With delicious Mexican dishes, hand-crafted cocktails and a daily happy hour menu, Todo is a great spot for lunch and dinner. 


Which of these delicious spots will you try next? Let us know in the comments and we’ll see you back here next month for another blog post. 

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A Foodie's Guide to the Best Restaurants in Shoreline, WA

Whether you’re looking for a new spot for date night or in search of a fun place to grab a bite with friends, we’ve got you covered with a list of the best restaurants in Shoreline, WA.

Winters in the Pacific Northwest have some of the best weather for your favorite outdoor recreational activities. In addition, Shoreline, Washington is perfectly located for when you’re itching to get out and shred down some fresh powder. But, what about the days where you don’t feel like setting that early wake-up call, lugging around all the gear, or making the exciting drive to the mountain and the long and exhaustive one back? Well, here are some fun indoor activities around Shoreline to keep you entertained and warm while you rest between your cruises down the mountain.


Highland Ice Arena 

When you’re looking for a real winter-themed activity to keep the blood flowing and feet moving, the well-known Highland Ice Arena is the go-to! Located right here in the Shoreline community, this ice skating arena has been family-owned and operated since 1962 and holds two separate ice rinks. With open skate sessions, private lessons, a pro skate shop and repair (for those more seasoned athletes), and so much more - this family-friendly spot is just filled with memories waiting to be made. 


Whirlyball Seattle

For a larger group activity, Whirlyball Seattle is bound to bring the heat on any rainy day. Whirlyball is described as “a combination of Basketball, Hockey and Jai-Alai played while riding an electrically powered machine… called a WhirlyBug.” While the Whirlybug may resemble the commonly known ‘bumper car’, it and the game are far from the same. With the Whirlybug’s unique design, all of your friends and family will be able to enjoy some time on the court. In addition to a full-service kitchen, party packages, and much more - fun is just beginning!


HIVE Virtual Reality

If you’re looking to jump into another world, visit HIVE Virtual Reality. Just north of Shoreline, their adventures are designed for 2 to 5 people (with room to split larger groups). They have a variety of choices from VR escape rooms, quests, and arcade styles, so their “highly immersive gaming experience” is the perfect virtual indoor playground for almost everyone.


The Herbfarm

Hungry? Well, beginning in 1974 as a few extra chives sold along the side of the road and graduating to the current day exquisite meal experience, The Herbfarm has become a staple in both the Shoreline community and Pacific Northwest food scene. Once touted as “The No. 1 destination restaurant in the world” by National Geographic, this elegant dining event hosts a 9-course dinner served with 5 or 6 matched wines and “draws its inspiration from the rhythms of the seasons.” A pre-dinner Wine Cellar Open House and tour of the outdoor garden are just the beginning of this meal you and yours will likely never forget. 


Spin Alley Bowling

Food, fun, and games for the whole family are what you’ll find at Spin Alley Bowling. This local Shoreline community bowling alley is “all about having fun”! The center offers a retro arcade, multiple big screen TV’s, a full restaurant and bar, and a whopping 16 lanes of what they deem “bowling goodness”. Make a reservation and gather your league because a classically fun time is assured for everyone who steps in their doors.



Which of these unique activities in Shoreline will you be trying out? Let us know in the comments and we’ll catch you back here next month for another blog post!

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Indoor Fun: Unique Activities Around Shoreline, WA to Brag About

Here are some fun indoor activities around Shoreline, WA to keep you entertained and warm while you rest between your cruises down the mountain.