Transportation >> Neighborhood Connections >> Access to Amenities >> Restaurants, Entertainment, Walks by Region

Residents of Seattle and East Region were more satisfied than North and South Region residents with access to entertainment, restaurants, and pleasant places to walk. 

Neighborhood access to public transit, pleasant places to walk, and amenities such as entertainment, restaurants, and food stores can affect transportation choices and quality of life. 

In a 2011 telephone survey, King County adults were asked about their satisfaction with neighborhood access to entertainment, the number and quality of neighborhood food stores and restaurants, and the ease and pleasantness of walking in the neighborhood. 

For King County overall, more than 7 in 10 residents reported that they were ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with their neighborhood’s access to entertainment, number and quality of food stores, number and quality of restaurants, and the ease and pleasantness of neighborhood walks. 

  • Residents of Seattle and East Region were more satisfied with their access to entertainment, number and quality of restaurants, and the ease and pleasantness of neighborhood walks than residents of North and South Regions. 
  • Satisfaction with access to food stores did not differ by region.
  • County-wide, residents expressed more satisfaction with ease and pleasantness of neighborhood walks and access to food stores than with their access to entertainment and restaurants.

"I feel very fortunate. We’ve got a ton of parks to walk to, pocket parks and bigger parks. We’re really near the zoo, and we have a membership with the Zoo. And we have, you know, lots of coffee shops that are family-friendly, and restaurants."
Mother of 1 toddler in 2-parent family living in North Seattle.