Northgate is designated by the city of Seattle as one of five "urban centers." It is home to Northgate Mall, touted as the first regional shopping center in the country. The mall opened in the spring of 1950 in a semirural area of scattered homes, large lots, greenhouses and small farms. Today there are many apartments and condos in Northgate with great access to transporation and shopping. There are also plenty of affordable single family homes in the quieter residential blocks further from Northgate Mall.
Northgate has many greenfields. One of the greenfields is the Jackson Park Golf Course in 1000 NE 135th St located in the northeastern Northgate. Jackson Park Golf Course (206-363-4747, premiergc.com/-jackson-park-golf-course) is a public golf course with a 9 hole Executive, an 18 hole Championship, and a driving range. Another huge greenfield in Northgate is the Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home & Cemetery in 11111 Aurora Ave N located near UW Medical Center. If you're looking for a place to walk or bring your kids for a picnic, there's Maple Leaf Reservoir Park (206-684-4075) in 1020 NE 82nd St located in southeastern Northgate. Maple Leaf Reservoir Park is a community park with walking paths, a playground for kids, a covered picnic area/charcoal grills, a basketball hoop, pickleball courts, a frisbee area, and a great view of downtown Seattle and Mt Rainier.
If you want to bring your dog for a walk, there's Northacres Park at 12718 1st Ave NE located east of Haller Lake Park. Northacres Park has a dog off-leash area, a spray park, a playground for kids, picnic areas, ballfields areas, and restrooms. If you're into skating, you may visit Hubbard Homestead at 11203 5th Ave NE located east of Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home & Cemetery and near Target. Hubbard Homestead has a skatepark, picnic areas with benches, a playground for kids, exercise equipment, basketball courts, and pathways for a walk. Other greenfields in Northgate are Victory Creek Park (206-684-4075) in 1059 NE Northgate Way located east of Hubbard Homestead, Thornton Creek Park in 13002 10th Ave NE located south of Jackson Park, Licorice Fern Natural Area in 1100 NE 130th St located east of Thornton Creek Park, Reilly Field in 11724 Corliss Ave N located near Northgate Elementary School, Northgate Park in 10510 5th Ave NE located southeast of Hubbard Homestead, and Maple Leaf Community Garden in 529 NE 103rd St located south of Northgate Park.
Many schools are serving Northgate. In the west of Jackson Park Golf Course, there's Lakeside School (High school, 206-368-3600, lakesideschool.org) in 14050 1st Ave NE, Lakeside Middle School (206-368-3630, lakesideschool.org) in 13510 1st Ave NE, Ingraham High School (High school, 206-252-3880, ingrahamhs.seattleschools.org) in 1819 N 135th St located east of Asian Family Market Seattle, and Washington International School (Preschool, 206-380-1222, washingtoninternationalschool.com) in 1201 N 145th St located east of the Mexican restaurant named Las Margaritas.
There are also schools in the east of Northacres Park like St Matthew School (206-362-2785, stmattschool.org) in 1230 NE 127th St, Washington International School (206-380-1222, washingtoninternationalschool.com) in 12345 Roosevelt Way NE #102 located north of Taftan Bazaar and Halal Meat, and Billings Middle School (206-547-4614, billingsmiddleschool.org) in 12351 8th Ave NE. Few schools are near Northacres Park are Northgate Elementary School (206-252-4180, northgatees.seattleschools.org) in 11725 1st Ave NE located south of Reilly Field, and Hazel Wolf K-8 ESTEM School (Elementary school, 206-252-4610, hazelwolfk8.seattleschools.org) in 11530 12th Ave NE located near Pinehurst P-Patch Community Gardens.
In Southern Northgate, there's Pima Medical Institute (Medical school, 800-477-7462) in 9709 3rd Ave NE #400 located in Northgate Plaza and west of Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Seattle/Northgate, Brightmont Academy (High school, 206-284-2300, brightmontacademy.com) in 9750 3rd Ave NE Ste. 102 located west of Kaiser Permanente Northgate Medical Center, The Perkins School (Elementary school, 206-526-8217, theperkinsschool.org) in 9005 Roosevelt Way NE located west of Maple Leaf Hardware, and Cascadia Elementary School (206-413-2000, cascadiaes.seattleschools.org) in 1700 N 90th St. And if you're looking for a public library, there's Northgate Branch Public Library at 10548 5th Ave NE located near Northgate Station shopping mall. Homes in the Northgate area have recently sold for between $347k and $985k. To see today's real estate listings in Northgate, Seattle, please click the link below.
The Northgate neighborhood is located in North Seattle. Homes for sale in Northgate include foreclosures (bank-owned homes), short sales, new construction, and traditional resale homes. Home styles range from condos to townhomes and single-family homes.
Northgate is a neighborhood in north Seattle, Washington, named for and surrounding Northgate Mall, the first covered mall in the United States. Its east-west principal arterials are NE Northgate Way and 130th Street, and its north-south principal arterials are Roosevelt Way NE and Aurora Avenue N (SR 99). Minor arterials are College Way-Meridian Avenue N, 1st, 5th, and 15th avenues NE. Interstate 5 runs through the district. Besides the eponymous mall, the most characteristic distinctions of the area are North Seattle College (NSC), the south fork of the Thornton Creek watershed, and the Idriss Mosque.
What is now Northgate has been inhabited since the end of the last glacial period (c. 8,000 BCE—10,000 years ago). The Dkhw’Duw’Absh, People of the Inside and Xacuabš, People of the Large Lake, Lushootseed (Skagit-Nisqually) Coast Salish native people had used the Liq'tid Springs area as a spiritual health spa. They harvested cranberries from the Slo’q `qed (SLOQ-qed, bald head), an 85 acre (34 ha) marsh and bog at what is now the NSCC car park, Interstate 5 interchange, and Northgate Mall. Large open areas for game habitat and foraging (anthropogenic grasslands) were maintained in what are now these neighborhoods by selective burning every few years. Today the Native American descendants are represented by the Duwamish tribe.
The Northgate area has been subject to a large amount of residential and commercial development in the last few years, and many huge projects are underway. The height limits in the area have been increased to 85' to allow for further population growth.
In 2009 the Northgate Mall was remodeled and added dozens more retail shops. In 2006, a new park, library, and community center opened in the Northgate neighborhood across 5th Ave NE from Northgate Mall. These are part of the city's plan to accelerate development in Northgate. Today, Northgate will be the home of the future Seattle Hockey Team easily accessed by the new monorail soon to be completed.
While there is much commerce in the area, hotel development has been limited with only the Hotel Nexus, previously a Ramada Inn, being the only upscale hotel in the area. The many motels lining Aurora Avenue are further northwest than the Northgate neighborhood.
Dense mixed-use development is expected to be constructed adjacent to the future Northgate station on Link Light Rail, scheduled to open in 2021 as the terminus of the Northgate Link Extension. Northgate will also be home to the headquarters and team practice facility of Seattle NHL team beginning in 2021.
The Idriss Mosque in Pinehurst has architecture unique to Seattle. An octagonal dome and a symbolic minaret, both sheathed in copper and capped with crescent moons, red brick walls banded with buff brick and tall glass-block windows topped with concrete lintels in the shape of Moorish arches distinguish the first mosque in Seattle (1981) and the first mosque west of the Mississippi River to be built in a Middle Eastern design.
The Northgate Mall, opened in 1950, is the oldest, first regional historic shopping center called a mall, though there are 3 other shopping centers in the United States which predate it. At the time of its opening, it was located outside of the Seattle city limits, though this is no longer the case. It is located in the Maple Leaf neighborhood of Northgate.
Surrounding Northgate Mall are many strip malls and the "Northgate North" shopping center which features a Best Buy and a two-story Target.
Our Northgate market research helps you make more informed decisions about homes in North Seattle. Each week we publish market updates for Northgate, in its 98117 zip code. You can see the latest trends in pricing, affordability, supply and demand. We invest in this research so our clients always have the latest insights to make the best decisions with confidence.
Seattle's Northgate Neighborhood Real Estate Statistics For Zip Code 98117:.
More information about:
Back to: All North Seattle Neighborhoods