Matthews Beach is a neighborhood on the shores of Lake Washington in Northeast Seattle. Matthews Beach Park is the largest freshwater swimming beach in the city of Seattle, named after John G. Matthews who homesteaded the site in the 1880s. Originally a wetland area, the site became a stable building space as Lake Washington was lowered in 1916 with the building of the ship canal and Ballard Locks. Homes in Matthews Beach are almost entirely single-family homes, from modest mid-century cottage to luxurious waterfront homes. Matthews Beach is one of Seattle's older neighborhoods.
If you want to hang out and watch the sunset, Matthews Beach Park is available at 5100 NE 93rd St located in southern Matthews Beach. Matthews Beach Park is a lakefront beach park with walking paths, biking trails, huge open fields, a swimming area, a playground for kids, picnic areas, a barbecue area, a basketball hoop stand, restrooms, and areas for swimming and boating, and amazing views of Lake Washington and the mountains. Another greenfield in Matthews Beach is the John Rogers Playfield Park in 4098-4000 NE 105th St located east of Meadowbrook Pond. And if you want to watch wildlife habitat in the small pond, visit Meadowbrook Pond located between NE 105th and 110th streets and west of John Rogers Playfield Park. Meadowbrook Pond is a wetland and wildlife sanctuary with walking and biking trails.
Schools in Matthews Beach are Matthews Beach Children's House (A Half-Day Montessori Preschool, 206-466-2039, mbchildrens.com) in 11042 Sand Point Way NE located northeastern Matthews Beach, Matthews Beach Playschool (Preschool, 206-799-3372, matthewsbeachplayschool.com) in 9031 49th Ave NE located south of Matthews Beach Park, John Rogers Elementary School (Public K-5, 206-252-4320, rogerses.seattleschools.org) in 4030 NE 109th St located southwest of Matthews Beach Children's House, and Wedgwood Drama Studio (Drama school, 206-384-1446, wedgwooddrama.com) in 3524 NE 95th St located southwestern Matthews Beach. And if you're looking for a public library, there's NOAA Seattle Regional Library in 7600 Sand Point Way NE located in Sand Point and southeast of Matthews Beach.
Residents in Matthews Beach visit 35th Ave NE and Lake City Way NE for shopping and dining. Shops and restaurants in 35th Ave NE are Santorini Pizza & Pasta (Greek-Italian pizza restaurant, 206-440-8499, santorinipizza.com) in 11001 35th Ave NE located northeast of Nathan Hale High School, Fiddler's Inn Pub & Pizza (206-525-0752, fiddlers.hrpos.heartland.us/menu) in 9219 35th Ave NE located near Seattle Fire Station 40, La Pasta Seattle Wedgwood (Pasta shop, 206-408-8578) in 9118 35th Ave NE located near Morning Side Grocery, Cafe Javasti Wedgwood (Coffee shop, 206-204-0255) in 8617 35th Ave NE located near Wedgwood Laundromat, Tropical Berry (Brazilian restaurant, 206-582-1291, tropicalberry.applova.menu) in 8505 35th Ave NE located near Wells Fargo Bank, Wedgwood Broiler (Steak house, 206-523-1115) in 8230 35th Ave NE located near HomeStreet Bank and Home Loan Center, and many more.
Most of the shops in Lake City Way NE are car dealers like CB Credit King Auto Sales (206-523-8755, cbcreditking.com) in 10307 Lake City Way NE, BMW Motorcycles of Seattle (Motorcycle dealer, 206-420-6686, bmwmcseattle.com) in 11532 Lake City Way NE, and Bill Pierre Chevrolet (866-319-1284, pierrechevrolet.com) in 11323 Lake City Way NE. Other shops in the area are The Fish Store (Tropical fish store, 206-522-5259, thefishstoreseattle.com) in 12320 Lake City Way NE located near Shot On Film Store, Verizon Authorized Retailer Victra (Cell phone store, 425-329-7852) in 12301 Lake City Way NE, and many more. Homes in the Matthews Beach area have recently sold for between $420k and $2.4 million. To see today's real estate listings in Matthews Beach, Seattle, please click the link below.
The Matthews Beach neighborhood is located in North Seattle. Homes for sale in Matthews Beach include foreclosures (bank-owned homes), short sales, new construction, and traditional resale homes. Home styles range from condos to townhomes and single-family homes.
Matthews Beach is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington; it and Meadowbrook are the southern neighborhoods of the annexed township of Lake City (1954). Matthews Beach lies about 2 miles (3 km) northeast of the University of Washington, about 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Downtown.
The general boundaries of Matthews Beach are:
Neighborhoods in Seattle are informal. The residents living west of Sand Point Way may consider themselves belonging to the adjacent neighborhoods of Meadowbrook or Wedgwood. The entirely residential neighborhood abuts Lake Washington and includes Matthews Beach, a seasonally popular city park with the largest freshwater swimming beach in the city.
Matthews Beach is named after John G. Matthews, who had his homestead on the site in the 1880s. What is now Matthews Beach neighborhood has been inhabited since the end of the last glacial period (c. 8,000 BCE—10,000 years ago). The tu-hoo-beed (Thornton Creek) hah-chu-ahbsh (Lake People) of the Duwamish (Dkhw’Duw’Absh, People of the Inside) tribe Lushootseed (Skagit-Nisqually) Coast Salish village was about 1/4 mile (.4 km) north.
The Burke-Gilman Trail borders Matthews Beach Park on the west and follows the course of the old Northern Pacific Railway line, originally of Judge Burke and Daniel Gilman's Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway (c. 1886). The low-lying areas of the park and adjacent neighborhood is a former wetland which surrounded the mouth of Thornton Creek. As with nearby Magnuson Park at Sand Point, most of the wetland disappeared when the Army Corps of Engineers lowered the lake in 1916 by building the Montlake Cut and the Lake Washington Ship Canal. The area south of the main beach was the site of Pan American World Airways' offices and the dock for Pan Am’s Boeing "Clipper Ships"—the world’s first commercial air transports over ocean.
Matthews Beach Park now boasts a hilly knoll with towering Douglas firs and other trees, picnic tables, a playground, and a swimming beach with lifeguards and a diving platform in summer months. Thornton Creek empties at the southern end of the park, which has been partially rehabilitated to include a wildlife pond, native plants, and bird nesting areas. The Thornton Creek watershed has hosted at least five indigenous species of Pacific salmon and trout, and has been the subject of daylighting efforts at locations further upstream.
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