Greenwood in North Seattle is a neighborhood of variety, with many new restaurants and shops intermixed with historic Seattle businesses. Annexed by Seattle in 1954, Greenwood still has many streets without sidewalks, and it's still possible to feel like you're in the country. Its commercial district overlaps Phinney Ridge, and the two communities do neighborhood planning together.
Greenwood in Seattle has few greenfields, there's Greenwood Park at 8905 Fremont Ave N located near central Greenwood. This park has a play area, P-Patch, picnic areas with barbeque, large trees, walking paths, and a sports court. Another park in Greenwood is Sandel Park in 9053 1st Ave NW located northwest of Greenwood Park. Sandel Park has a playground for kids, a wading pool, basketball hoops, walk paths, and a grassy field. Piper's Creek Trail South Access is also part of Greenwood. If you like nature trips, you may add Piper's Creek Trail as part of your list for hiking areas and bird watching. And the smallest greenfield in Greenwood is Evanston P-Patch Community Gardens. It is a small community garden located at 604 N 101st St near Piper's Creek Trail South Access.
Greenwood has Greenwood Elementary School (public school / 206-252-1400 / greenwoodes.seattleschools.org) in 144 NW 80th St located in central Greenwood, and Greenwood Branch Seattle Public Library located at 8016 Greenwood Ave N (just a 4-min walk from Greenwood Elementary School) and near Alice Ball Park. Other schools near Greenwood are Bishop Blanchet High School in 8200 Wallingford Ave N located east of Greenwood, Whittier Elementary School in 1320 NW 75th St located west of Greenwood, Ballard High School in 1418 NW 65th St located west of Greenwood, and Viewlands Elementary School in 10525 3rd Ave NW located north of Greenwood. If you're looking for a music instructor, there's School of Rock at 106 N 85th St located in central Greenwood near the pet supply store named Mud Bay. School of Rock offers a music education program for kids, teens, and adults.
Most of the local businesses are along Greenwood Ave N. One of the top-rated stores in this neighborhood is Beats and Bohos at 7200 Greenwood Ave N. Beats and Bohos (etsy.com/shop/beatsandbohos) sells furniture, housewares, accessories, and vintage clothes. Another top-rated shop is Labels in 7220 Greenwood Ave N. Labels (labelsseattle.com) is a Consignment shop that offers women's clothes, accessories, and shoes. If you're looking for a store that sells men's sportswear, there's Lucky Dog Clothing (luckydog.clothing) at 8201 Greenwood Ave N. If you want to visit the neighborhood bookstore, there's the Phinney Books at 7405 Greenwood Ave N (phinneybooks.com). And if you'd like to go to a comic book store, there's Dreamstrands Comics & Such at 115 N 85th St #106 located west of Xhale Gallery. Homes in the Greenwood area have recently sold for between $326k and $1.8 million. To see today's real estate listings in Greenwood, Seattle, please click the link below.
The Greenwood neighborhood is located in North Seattle. Homes for sale in Greenwood include foreclosures (bank-owned homes), short sales, new construction, and traditional resale homes. Home styles range from condos to townhomes and single-family homes. Both hilly and flat, Greenwood Seattle is like many Seattle neighborhoods.
The intersection of Greenwood Avenue North and North 85th Street is the commercial center. Greenwood is known for its numerous bars, restaurants, coffee houses, theatres and specialty stores.
Since 1993 the neighborhood has hosted the "Greenwood Classic Car Show" on the last Saturday in June. Another annual event is the "Greenwood Seafair Parade", held on the fourth Wednesday in July. Both events draw tens of thousands of visitors to the neighborhood.
The generally accepted boundaries are Aurora Avenue N (State Route 99) to the east, beyond which lies Licton Springs; N 105th Street/Holman Road to the north, beyond which lie Broadview and Bitter Lake; 8th Avenue NW to the west, beyond which lies Crown Hill, and N 75th Street to the south, beyond which lies Phinney Ridge. The division between Greenwood and Phinney Ridge is nebulous; the two neighborhoods plan events jointly.
Greenwood is served by the North Cluster of the Seattle Public Schools. No high school is located within the North Cluster but Nathan Hale, Roosevelt, Ballard, and Ingraham are all nearby. Schools in Greenwood include Greenwood Elementary and St. John Catholic School.
The neighborhood has had its own branch of the Seattle Public Library since 1928. The current Greenwood branch building was completed in 2005 and renovated in spring 2017. Recreation areas maintained by the City of Seattle include Sandel Park and Greenwood Park. Greenwood has its own post office, which shares zip code 98103 with the larger Wallingford branch.
Originally named Woodland, the neighborhood became Greenwood in 1907. Greenwood Avenue carried city streetcar and Seattle-Everett interurban passenger railroad traffic during the first half of the twentieth century.
The section of the neighborhood north of 85th Street was annexed to the city of Seattle in 1954. Residents of the area who voted for annexation expected that the city would build sidewalks. However, many residential streets north of 85th Street are still without sidewalks.
In 2009, the heart of Greenwood experienced several dramatic arson fires. On August 13, a house fire seriously injured a man and caused $170,000 damage. The largest fire, on October 23, burned a building to the ground on N 85th Street in the neighborhood center. Four businesses were destroyed: the Green Bean Coffee house; Phở Tic Tac; Szechuan Bistro; and C.C. Teriyaki. This fire also caused significant damage to a neighboring historic building housing the Taproot Theatre Company. A $10,000 reward was offered.
Two fires occurred on November 5 and three more on November 9. The most severe of these caused $20,000 worth of damage and forced the closure of the Olive You restaurant. On November 13, Seattle police arrested a 46-year-old homeless man who frequented the neighborhood. The suspect had been spotted at the scene of three previous fires. He initially pleaded innocent to 12 charges, but changed his plea to guilty and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Early on the morning of March 9, 2016, a natural gas leak caused a massive explosion, destroying three small buildings on Greenwood Avenue near North 85th Street and injuring several firefighters. The businesses lost were Neptune Coffee, Mr. Gyros (restaurant), and a Quick Stop convenience store. The damage was estimated at $3 million. Many other buildings in the area also had broken windows and other damage.
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