Love to people watch? Want to live somewhere that’s very accessible and built for community engagement? Then wander over to Green Lake in north Seattle. Green Lake is a freshwater lake within Green Lake Park. Wallingford is just a step south, with Phinney Ridge to the west and Woodland Park to the southwest.
Margaret Smith, Team Administrator for the Pickett Street Team, lived on Sunnyside Ave near Green Lake for only a year and quickly fell in love with the community. She would park her cherry red Honda Fit outside her house- leave it there to rest for the day while she bused to work in downtown Seattle, walked from the bus for dinner that evening at Spuds then met up with friends for a volleyball game that evening. The opportunities for social activity are endless.
Interstate 5 runs on the east side of Green Lake and there are several options to bus, walk, bike, skateboard or run in the area. The path around the lake is approximately 2.8 miles- ideal for walking/running.
Along with Spuds the Green Lake Bar and Grill has a delightful happy hour menu when you’re ready to break away from the outdoors for a moment. Click here: http://www.neighborhoodgrills.com/greenlake/about-us.html to see their menu and location information. There are a myriad of options when it comes to restaurants and pubs where you can indulge in delicious food and spirits.
Another example of how Green Lake is committed to creating community engagement- the Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse is located on the west side of the lake. Here they are committed to their community through the performing arts- their mission: Inspiring Community through intimate, powerful professional theater and dynamic youth education programs.
407 homes sold in this area during 2013 with a range from $85,000- a 2 bed, 1 bath condo to a $1.5 million dollar home with 5 bedroom and 3 bath. Green Lake is part of the Seattle Public School District, with Green Lake Elementary located on the south side of the lake. There is always something to do and see in the Green Lake neighborhood- you will be delighted with the opportunities that are available to you.