It has now been a year since Ryan and I came to Seattle to explore and make a home in the Northwest together, and I can’t believe how quickly that time has passed! Over the last year, we have come to the realization that the definition of “home” isn’t a place to us, rather, a feeling and time spent being with each other.

With that in mind, we said goodbye to our first home in the Northwest and began searching for a new place to go home to.

With the addition of Olive to our family, we were looking for a home that was within walking distance to a park and hiking trails that we’d have easy access to.

Although we loved the quiet suburban neighborhood we had lived in the first year that we were here, we were also looking for a place closer to the city, which would make for a shorter commute to and from work, leaving us with more time to spend together and out doing the things we loved.

After researching and visiting spaces throughout Seattle, we found the perfect place for us that had a mix of suburban neighborhood and city living. A charming neighborhood in north central Seattle: Wallingford.

Within a day, we had found a new home in a building in downtown Wallingford and had toured the loft. A week later, we had our keys and were moving in.

We are now approaching the end of our first month here in Wallingford, and we are so happy with our decision. We are able to spend twice as much time with Olive who loves our new home and has already made friends with a handful of pups and people, and we are so close to the heart of Seattle that we can explore a different part of the city every day.

Since we’ve been living in Wallingford, we’ve come up with at least one thing every day that we’ve found we love about being in this historic Seattle neighborhood together.

Stay tuned for our next adventure!

We look forward to sharing more of our explorations of the city again soon.

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Posted by:Caitlin Burm

Hi! I'm Caitlin, the creator of Burm Voyage, a blog about balancing marriage, motherhood and travel across the U.S.

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