34th Ave and E. Union St.,
United States,

This quiet community is regarded by its residents as a small town within Seattle. Named after a species of tree common to the area, Madrona’s motto is “The Peaceable Kingdom,” in homage to its ethnically diverse makeup of Caucasian, Chinese, and African Americans. Its location on the edge of Lake Washington provides plenty of terrain for scenic parks and hiking trails. The main commercial strip can be found on and around 34th  Street, and it boasts an assortment of big-city creature comforts, including cafés, ethnic restaurants, independent boutiques, and artisan studios.