Madrona, nicknamed "The Peaceable Kingdom", is located between a wide mix of luxury, waterfront, and urban neighborhoods in Central Seattle. The mix of influences can be seen in the range of homes and residents within Madrona's borders. Beautiful historic homes can be found more often on the East end of Madrona near Lake Washington, while more affordable homes and a commercial center are located inland.
If you were to look at a map, Madrona in Seattle appears to have many parks and fields. Madrona Park in Lake Washington Blvd located east of Madrona Playground has a jogging trail, picnic areas, and a swimming beach. Madrona Ravine in E Spring Street is a small park connected to Madrona Park. Nora's Woods in 29th Ave located north of Powell Barnett Park has many benches, a small space for forest and plants, and walking pathways. Madrona Playground in E Spring St has a tennis court, basketball court, event space for rent, and a playground. Alvin Larkins Park in 34th Ave located north of Madrona Playground has areas for barbecues, picnics, music, and other events. Madrona Briar Patch in Madrona Drive located west of Lake Washington Blvd, and east of Grand Ave. And, Howell Park in Howell Pl located in the northeast part of the Madrona neighborhood, and it has picnic areas, benches, big trees, and a public shore.
There are few schools in Madrona. St. Therese Catholic Academy (Community school) in 35th Ave located west of Madrona Ravine, Arts Aloft LLC (an art school) in E Spring St located north of Madrona Playground, Madrona Elementary School (Elementary school) in 33rd Ave located north of Madrona Playground, and near Arts Aloft. And, Epiphany School - a private educational institution in E Denny Way located north of the Madrona neighborhood. If you're looking for a library, Madrona has Madrona-Sally Goldmark Branch - The Seattle Public Library in 33rd Ave located near Madrona Elementary School, and Arts Aloft LLC.
There are many shops, cafes, and restaurants on 34th Ave, and near the Alvin Larkins Park and Madrona Playground. Bistro Turkuaz (Turkish restaurant), Cupcake Royale (Cafe), East Anchor Seafood (Seafood market), Vendemmia (Italian restaurant), Madrona Arms (Irish and American bar), Cafe Soleil (Ethiopian restaurant), Naam Thai Cuisine (Thai restaurant), Hi-Spot Cafe (American restaurant), Red Cow (French restaurant), Bottlehouse (Wine bar), Molly Moon's (Ice cream shop), Roy McMakin Inc (Furniture maker), Glassybaby Madrona (Candle store), and Hitchcock Madrona (Jewelry designer). Homes in the Madrona area have recently sold for between $400k and $3.3 million. To see today's real estate listings in Madrona, Seattle, please click the link above.
The Madrona neighborhood is located in Central Seattle. Homes for sale in Madrona include foreclosures (bank-owned homes), short sales, new construction, and traditional resale homes. Home styles range from condos to townhomes and single-family homes.
Madrona is a mostly residential neighborhood in east central Seattle, Washington. It is bounded on the east by Lake Washington; on the south by E. Cherry Street, beyond which is Leschi; on the west by Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, beyond which is the Central District; and on the north by E. Howell Street, beyond which is Denny-Blaine.
The neighborhood's main thoroughfares are E. Union and E. Cherry Streets (east- and westbound), Madrona Drive (northwest- and southeast-bound), and 34th Avenue and Lake Washington Boulevard (north- and southbound). It is home to Madrona Park and the 34th Avenue and E. Union commercial area.
The neighborhood was named by John Ayer, who contributed the land for Madrona Park, after a species of tree (Arbutus) common to the area.
Madrona's motto, "The Peaceable Kingdom," reflects its racially mixed heritage. In the early 20th century, the coal mining industry brought Chinese immigrants to Madrona. Later, the shipbuilding boom brought an influx of African Americans. For most of the second half of the 20th Century, 34th Avenue divided the neighborhood between mostly middle-class African American (to the west) and upper-class Caucasian (to the east). The Black Panthers used the Madrona Playfield on Spring Street and 34th Avenue as its marching drill location in Seattle.
In more recent years, as the neighborhood has gentrified, Madrona has seen a steady decline in its Black population. The 2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates notes that, of the 5,675 residents in King County Census Tract 78 (covering Madrona east of 31st Avenue), 75% are White Non-Hispanic (up from 65% in 1990), 6% are African American (down from 29% in 1990), 4% are Asian (4% in 1990), 11% are Mixed race, and 4% are Hispanic. Census tract 77 with 5,382 residents, two-thirds of which is in the Central District, is 67% White Non-Hispanic, 13% African American, 7% Asian, 8% Mixed race, and 5% Hispanic.
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