Greenlake/Phinney Ridge is a popular neighborhood for outdoor enthusiasts as one of the city’s most beloved parks is housed here. Not far from residential areas are the Woodland Park Zoo, Green Lake, restaurants, recreational sports fields and a golf course. This active community highlights the natural beauty and bustling resources of the Pacific Northwest.
Greenlake’s neighborhood boundaries extend from Aurora and 85th to just south of the lake for which it is named. The Phinney Ridge area separates Greenlake from Ballard/Fremont area and borders Woodland Park. Over 60,000 people inhabit this area and have discovered the benefits from living, working and playing in this convenient Seattle hub.
Greenlake’s community consists of a large mix of family and single households. The median household expenditures run below average to average for the Seattle area, with a median income of $60K for these residents. The housing market is healthy with the average home selling for around $430K, while home and apartment rentals average from $600-$1200.
Those who live around this area have incorporated their active lifestyle into modes of transportation to/from work and other activities. Some of these include by bus, bike, running, skating, and easy walking distance to local services. Downtown is within a few miles; the airport is within 10 miles and accessible by car, shuttle, or light rail. Most commute times from this community are under 30 minutes, and such convenience attracts residents who seek more urban opportunities.
For families, this community offers a handful of schools that include public, private, alternative, and bilingual options. Amenities including the parks, lake, community centers, and libraries which offer close services for a variety of interests. The Green Lake library is one of the busiest in the Seattle public library system.
Those looking for nightlife and services don’t have to look far in this neighborhood. The Greenlake/Phinney areas host a large array of restaurants, bars, stores, and services. Shops include Mexican, Mediterranean, American, Chinese, and Italian restaurants, bike/skating/boat rentals and sales, country bar, live theater, community centers, and community groups.
This neighborhood continues to expand in population and popularity, no doubt thanks to the services and events found in this unique north Seattle community. Some of these events like the Milk Carton Derby, pet costume contests, luminaries, dances, adventure/charity runs, and more provide entertainment for the whole family throughout the seasons!
Green Lake/Phinney Ridge businesses are thriving and popular restaurants serve delectable food that is lauded by food editors and customers alike. Homes in this neighborhood are in high demand, and Green Lake/Woodland Parks are possibly the most popular parks in the State of Washington.
Every day people from all parts of the city and county come to enjoy the lake, the three-mile path around the lake, and its many activities available year-round.