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Briarcliff is nestled in the Magnolia area west of downtown Seattle. Bordered by the banks of the Puget Sound and the 500-acre Discovery Park on its northern edge, Briarcliff is an established neighborhood that combines residential areas with local businesses, schools, and churches.
The Discovery Park is Seattle’s largest city park, occupying land on the site of the former Fort Lawton. This nature area offers views of the Olympic Mountain Range, two miles of protected tidal beaches, plus meadows, streams, sand dunes, and dense woods. Visitors can engage in environmental studies, nature walks, or a visit to the Daybreak Star Cultural Center. This cultural venue houses one of Seattle’s prominent Native American art galleries.
Neighborhood parks in and close to Briarcliff include the Magnolia Playfield, a city park on the neighborhood’s eastern border. This park features a tennis court, playground, ball fields, and a T-ball area. Its community center is at the northern end. Other nearby parks include Magnolia Manor Park and the Bayview, which has facilities for basketball, soccer, and baseball/softball. There is also a children’s play area. There is an off-leash dog park about fifteen minutes south at the Regrade Park.
The King County Metro Transit Authority serves Seattle. This public bus system operates more than 1,000 vehicles including hybrid diesel-electric buses, electric trolleys, and streetcars. Bus routes run throughout the neighborhood of Briarcliff, connecting riders to parks, downtown Seattle, and more. Residents can use the public transit to travel to the Seattle Center, less than five miles from Briarcliff. The Seattle Center hosts concerts, trade shows, and other events. The Seattle Center is home of the infamous Space Needle as well as the Science Fiction Museum, the Pacific Science Center, the Seattle Repertory Theatre, and the Experience Music Project.