The Samish Neighborhood is known for its abundance of open space, pastureland and wooded areas. Many areas of the neighborhood offer a country-like atmosphere will smaller modest secluded homes and small farms.
The Samish Neighborhood is also home to the Lake Padden Park. Lake Padden is a citywide attraction and access is made through many areas of Samish Neighborhood. Bikers, joggers, walkers and heavy auto traffic are all important elements of the neighborhood's character.
The closeness of the Interstate, and the interchange that accesses directly into the neighborhood, can be viewed with both a positive and negative aspect. Living in a rural atmosphere, and yet close to shopping facilities, is a benefit very few neighborhoods can offer; yet the proximity to stores and the freeway is not without its problems and concerns.