The Green Lake neighborhood is a destination spot for people within Seattle who come to run, bike skate or walk in Green Lake park. The park also serves as a natural preserve for hundreds of species of trees, plants and birds. Homes are mostly single-family units with apartments and multi-family housing in the residential urban village area at the east side of the neighborhood. Restaurants and bars in this area are a hot spot for locals, as well as Tangletown and Wallingford, just to the south of Green Lake.
Green Lake in Seattle has many point of access for boats. For those who want to bring their family for paddle boating and swimming, you may visit East Green Lake Beach at 7201 East Green Lake Dr. N. The East Green Lake Beach has a swimming area, a fishing area, rentals for water sports items, picnic areas, a skateboarding area, basketball court, and a playground for kids. If you go through the walk/bike trail of Green Lake (17 minutes walk), you will find the West Green Lake Beach at 7312 West Green Lake Dr. N. West Green Lake Beach is also a good spot for swimming, boating, and picnics. The walking path surrounds the lake is 2.8 miles, and there are many restaurants and bars nearby.
If you want to send your kids to swimming classes, there's Evans Pool at 7201 East Green Lake Dr N located on the east shores of Green Lake. Evans Pool is a well-maintained indoor pool that offers aquatics programs for all ages, and they have amenities like a sauna, a diving board, changing rooms, portable access stairs, and wifi. And if you have young children, you may bring them to Green Lake Park Wading Pool at 7201 Green Lake Trail for summer afternoon activities. Green Lake Park Wading Pool also has picnic areas, benches, and a restroom.
Green Lake has a large green field named Woodland Park located at 1000 N 50th St and south of Green Lake. Woodland Park has two parts. The huge part is the Woodland Park Zoo located west of Aurora Ave, and the other part is Woodland Park which is on the east side of Aurora Ave. It has picnic areas, barbeques, picnic shelters, walking paths, grassy hills, an off-leash area for dogs, a skatepark, a lawn bowling, soccer fields, softball fields, a baseball field, tennis courts, and horseshoe pits.
Most of the schools are on the east side of Green Lake. These are The Children's School (Preschool / 206.258.4900 / tcsseattle.org) in 7400 Woodlawn Ave NE, Seattle Jewish Community School (Private institution / 206.522.5212 / sjcs.net) in 7217 Woodlawn Ave NE, Green Lake Elementary School (206-252-5320 / greenlakees.seattleschools.org) in 2400 N 65th St, and Green Lake School Age Child Care (206.525.5909 / greenlakechildcare.org) in 6415 1st Ave NE. And there are two schools in northern Green Lake. Bishop Blanchet High School (private school / 206-527-7711 / bishopblanchet.org) in 8200 Wallingford Ave N, and Bagley Elementary School (206-252-5110 / bagleyes.seattleschools.org) in 7821 Stone Ave N. Green Lake has a public library named Green Lake Branch - The Seattle Public Library located in 7364 East Green Lake Dr N located south of The Children's School and near Green Lake Park Playground.
One of the historical landmarks is the Green Lake Park Caretaker's Tool House in 7701 East Green Lake Dr N located north shore of Green Lake. It's a one-storey wood frame and brick building that serves as a tool house for the park’s caretaker. Homes in the Green Lake area have recently sold for between $383k and $3 million. To see today's real estate listings in Green Lake, Seattle, please click the link above.
The Green Lake neighborhood is located in North Seattle. Homes for sale in Green Lake include foreclosures (bank-owned homes), short sales, new construction, and traditional resale homes. Home styles range from condos to townhomes and single-family homes.
Green Lake is a neighborhood in north central Seattle, Washington. Its centerpiece is the lake and park after which it is named.
Its generally accepted boundaries are Interstate 5 to the east, beyond which lie Roosevelt and Maple Leaf; N 85th Street to the north, beyond which lies the neighborhood North College Park/Licton Springs; Aurora Avenue N (State Route 99) to the west, beyond which lies Phinney Ridge, and N 50th Street and Woodland Park to the south, beyond which lies Wallingford.
Its main thoroughfares are the circumferential road around the lake, known at different points as East Green Lake Way N, East Green Lake Drive N, West Green Lake Drive N, Aurora Avenue N, and West Green Lake Way N; N 65th, N 71st, and N 80th Streets (east- and westbound); Wallingford Avenue N and 1st, 5th, Latona, and Woodlawn Avenues NE (generally north- and southbound but following the contours of the shoreline at some points); Green Lake Drive N and NE Ravenna Boulevard (northwest- and southeast-bound); and Winona Avenue N (northeast- and southwest-bound).
David Phillips surveyed the Green Lake area in September 1855 for the United States Surveyor General. The first settler was Erhart Seifried with a 132-acre (0.53 km2) homestead on the northeast shore of the lake in 1869. In 1891 a trolley line was extended from Fremont along the eastern shore and around the northern end of Green Lake. Also in 1891, Green Lake was annexed to Seattle.
There is an extensive variety of housing types in Green Lake. Since 1995, the neighborhood has undergone significant redevelopment. Many houses have been completely remodeled and enlarged, often with the addition of another floor. This is a consequence of Green Lake's easy access to Downtown via both Interstate 5 and Aurora Avenue N.
The Green Lake Library, a Carnegie library that occupies 5,000 square feet (460 m2) and cost $35,000 to build, was opened in 1910. In 1999 the library held 54,000 catalogued items. The library was closed during 2003 for remodeling and reopened in March 2004. It is part of the Seattle Public Library system.
Prior to the 1991 redistricting, Green Lake formed the center of Washington's 32nd Legislative District. The well-organized and rather left-leaning Democratic Party organization of that district was widely known both to friend and foe alike as "the Soviet of Green Lake", possibly an allusion to James Farley's legendary (though possibly apocryphal) 1930s remark "there are 47 States in the Union, and the Soviet of Washington".
Green Lake is home to Green Lake Elementary School, Daniel Bagley Elementary School, Bishop Blanchet High School, and Seattle Parks and Recreation Department's Green Lake Small Craft Center (GLSCC). GLSCC is the site of both Green Lake Crew, a public rowing program, and the Seattle Canoe and Kayak Club.
There is also a 2.8-mile path around the lake for runners, bikers, skaters and walkers. Many others use the athletic fields or visit the park for boating, picnics and swimming.
Green Lake Library is an officially designated Seattle landmark. Other, unofficial landmarks include:
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