Proctor is less than 2 miles. Grab your reusable bag and head to the Proctor District. Step out on a Saturday and head to the Proctor Farmers Market to get all their fresh, locally sourced fruits and veggies. The Farmers Market is running now through December. Find The Metropolitan Market, Safeway, Knapp’s Restaurant, The Blue Mouse Theatre, Peaks & Pints Craft Beer Store, Pomodoro, Europa Bistro, East West, Viva, and Cactus. You can also find locally owned shops for clothing and play, as well as The UPS Store, USPS and The Blue Mouse Theatre. Visit these businesses websites for current hours and reopening info.
This home is also less than 2 miles from the University of Puget Sound campus (one of the best spots for fall foliage & a cool summer breeze). Every spring UPS hosts a flea market with the Women’ League – you can find around 70+ vendors selling antiques, repurposed items, vintage, jewelry, bath and body goods, home decor, crafts, artwork and food trucks! The $10 admission to get into the event, 100% of the proceeds goes towards student scholarships. They also regularly host concerts and art exhibits.
If you need supplies for landscaping or new houseplants, just visit Gardensphere ½ a mile away - they offer organic lawn care products, gardening supplies, seasonal plants & trees.
If you’re looking for a good workout and easy access to Point Ruston the Puget Creek Natural Area is good for both! This 66-acre, heavily wooded, natural area is also one of three salmon-bearing streams within city limits. The trails are used for both hiking and biking. Getting down the stairs that wind down the hillside is fairly easy, but you’ll be thankful for all the little rest stops and benches on the way back up as there’s a 200’ elevation gain, with the grade hitting about 10%. You’ll hear lots of beautiful birds chirping through the trees and may even see the families of deer that call this place their home. Locals know that this is the trail to take down to Ruston Way for the 4th of July festivities every year - zero parking hassle. Just remember to take flashlights as it gets very dark once the sun goes down.