Metro route 48 is one of the rare north-south bus routes that doesn’t hit downtown at all. Rather, it runs between the Mount Baker Transit Station up to the U District, stopping right by the University of Washington parking lots and law school—making transit connections through Leschi, the Central District, Montlake, and Madison-Miller.
In about eight miles, it passes through a wide variety of areas, from those with denser, more multifamily housing to rows of decadent mansions, and a little in-between.
It also connects several landmarks: in addition to everything at the University of Washington, it passes over the Montlake Bridge, breezes past the Washington Park Arboretum, and runs through Sam Smith Park (with bike connections over I-90). And it’s not just higher education that it serves; schools on the route include Garfield High School, the Nova Project (in the Horace Mann building), and Meany Middle School.
We found six notable homes along the route, from a parkside condo to a couple of decadent Tudor Revival houses.Read More