Phinney Ridge is home to Woodland Park Zoo and known for a multitude of pets. In fact, it's estimated that there are three dogs for every fire hydrant in the area. Views from the west side of the ridge span Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, and from the east side of Phinney you can see Green Lake and the Cascades. Condos abound on the main street, while most Craftsman and Tudor homes line the quieter residential streets. The neighborhood is named for Guy Phinney, a Brit from Nova Scotia who invested $40,000 in 1889 in an estate he called Woodland Park. He added ball fields and paths that dropped down the hill to Green Lake, where he built a bathing beach.
Phinney Ridge has a large green field named Woodland Park Zoo in 5500 Phinney Ave N in western Woodland Park, and southwest of the Green Lake. Woodland Park Zoo (206-548-2500, zoo.org) is a 92-acre zoological garden with 300 species from around the world. Phinney Ridge has many small grassy areas like Linden Orchard Park in Linden Ave N & N 67th St located west of Green Lake. Linden Orchard Park is a tiny park with a picnic table, benches, a play area, and a p-patch garden. Other small parks are Heart of Phinney Park in 6532 Phinney Ave N in the west of Linden Orchard Park, and 6th Ave NW Pocket Park in 606 NW 76th St located northeast of Kirke Park. If you're looking for a place to sit and read a book, you may visit Greenwood Triangle at 304 NW 55th St in the west of Woodland Park Zoo. Other triangle green areas are Sunset Place (with a water fountain and benches) at 105 NW 52nd St located west of Woodland Park Zoo, and Cascade Place in 5101 Palmer Ct NW located west of Sunset Place.
Phinney Ridge has many private schools like St John Catholic School Seattle (206-783-0337, st-johnschool.org) in 120 N 79th St located southwest of Alice Ball Park, Kapka Cooperative School (206-522-0350, kapkaschool.org) in 510 N 49th St located south of Woodland Park Rose Garden, and west of GeerGarage, Northwest Montessori School (Private PK-6, 206-634-1347, northwestmontessori.org) in 4910 Phinney Ave N located west of Kapka Cooperative School, and Montessori Garden (Preschool, 206-524-8307, montessorigarden.net) in 6615 Dayton Ave N located east of Heart of Phinney Park. If you're looking for a public school, there's West Woodland Elementary School (Public Grades K-5, 206-252-1600, westwoodlandes.seattleschools.org) in 5601 4th Ave NW in the northwest of Greenwood Triangle. Other Preschools in Phinney Ridge are Nurturing Knowledge School (Preschool & Pre-k, 206-755-0366, nurturingknowledge.com) in 6203 Phinney Ave N located north of West Woodland Park Playground, and North Seattle Fives Co-Op School (206-789-1807, northseattlefives.org) in 5515 Phinney Ave N located in St John United Lutheran Church. The nearest public library is Greenwood Branch Seattle Public Library (206-684-4086) in 8016 Greenwood Ave N in the south of Alice Ball Park.
Most of the residents visit Phinney Ave N and Greenwood Ave N for shopping and dining. If you are an antique collector, you may visit Daily Planet (Antique store, 206-633-0895) at 6016 Phinney Ave N located near Chef Liao Asian Fusion Cuisine. For pizza lovers, there are few pizza places to visit like Zeeks Pizza (Pizza restaurant, 206-285-8646, zeekspizza.com/locations) in 6000 Phinney Ave N located near Daily Planet, Windy City Pie (Pizza restaurant, 206-486-4743, windycitypie.com) in 5918 Phinney Ave N located near Tangerine Thai Restaurant, and Ridge Pizza (Pizza restaurant, 206-687-7621, ridgepizza.com) in 7217 Greenwood Ave N located near Ken's Market. And if you're looking for a restaurant, you may check Pete's Eggnest (Breakfast restaurant, 206-784-5348, peteseggnest.com) in 7717 Greenwood Ave N located west of Illumination Learning Studio, and Prost (German restaurant, 206-706-5430, prosttavern.net) in 7311 Greenwood Ave N located near HomeStreet Bank.
Other businesses in Phinney Ave N and Greenwood Ave N are Greenwood Hardware (Hardware store, 206-783-2900, greenwoodhardware.com) in 7201 Greenwood Ave N, Beats and Bohos (Record store, 206-395-4468, beatsandbohos.com) in 7200 Greenwood Ave N located near Umpqua Bank, Labels (Consignment shop, 206-781-1194, labelsseattle.com) in 7220 Greenwood Ave N, Ken's Market (Grocery store, 206-784-3470, kensmarkets.com) in 7231 Greenwood Ave N, Nutty Squirrel Gelato (Ice cream shop, 877-738-7696, nuttysquirrel.com) in 7212 Greenwood Ave N, Lovely Bride Seattle (Bridal shop, 206-708-1360, lovelybride.com/stores/seattle-bridal-shop) in 7315 Greenwood Ave N, Herkimer Coffee (Coffee shop, 206-784-0202, herkimercoffee.com) in 7320 Greenwood Ave N, Phinney Books (Book store, 206-297-2665, phinneybooks.com) in 7405 Greenwood Ave N, and among others. Homes in the Phinney Ridge area have recently sold for between $390k and $2.36 million. To see today's real estate listings in Phinney Ridge, Seattle, please click the link below.
The Phinney Ridge neighborhood is located in North Seattle. Homes for sale in Phinney Ridge include foreclosures (bank-owned homes), short sales, new construction, and traditional resale homes. Home styles range from condos to townhomes and single-family homes.
Phinney Ridge is a neighborhood in north central Seattle, Washington, United States. It is named after the ridge which runs north and south, separating Ballard from Green Lake, from approximately N. 45th to N. 85th Street. The ridge, in turn, is named after Guy C. Phinney, lumber mill owner and real estate developer, whose estate was bought by the city and turned into Woodland Park in 1899. Phinney's estate had included a private menagerie, and the western half of the park became what is now the Woodland Park Zoo.
The rough boundaries of Phinney Ridge are Aurora Avenue N. (State Route 99) to the east, beyond which lies Green Lake and the eastern half of Woodland Park; N. 75th Street to the north, beyond which lies Greenwood; 3rd Avenue N.W. to the west, beyond which lies Ballard, and N. 50th and Market Streets to the south, beyond which lies Fremont and Wallingford. Phinney Ridge's main thoroughfare, which runs atop the ridge south of N. 67th Street, is Phinney Avenue N. North of N. 67th Street, the arterial swings a block to the west and becomes Greenwood Avenue N. The route is lined with many small businesses and shops, as well as the Phinney Neighborhood Center, located at the corner of Phinney and 67th. It has occupied the former John B. Allen Elementary School building, which was built in 1904, since 1981, when the school closed.
Wildlife in the area, especially adjacent to Woodland Park, has always been a subject of discussion; at least two medium-sized (8-15 individuals) coyote packs are known to inhabit the area feeding off the large population of released domestic rabbits that also called the park home until February 2006 (now have returned 06/01/09).
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