Turn south off busy Northeast 85th in Kirkland at 122nd and drive up the hill and back into time. First journey into the postwar period when the ramblers and split-level homes first started sprouting on large suburban lots.
Then drive a bit farther south and back to when the Eastside was mostly rural with plenty of open land for horses.
The Bridle Trails section of this neighborhood has stayed true to its equine roots, and with a large forested state park, it is a rare escape into country life in an urban area.
"It is one of the last enclaves of country left in the city," says Colleen Rutherford, who moved to South Rose Hill last year.
"There are still several horse farms and stables in the area and it is not uncommon to see folks out for a…