north seattle: Jackson Park Golf Course Trail - 05/24/10 06:17 AM
Yay!  A new walking (and possibly biking trail) for North Seattle is in the works!  This will be a welcome relief for the crowded Green Lake path.
With about 200 acres, Jackson Park Golf Course is the largest green space in Seattle.  Located on the North Seattle boundary (NE 145th Street) and seen from the freeway, the trail will be a significant improvement for the neighborhoods in the area.
The North Seattle local community, (Friends of Jackson Park Trail), along with Seattle Parks Department and Seattle City Department of Neighborhoods are working together on plans to develop a 4 mile trail around the perimeter … (1 comments)

north seattle: North Seattle Neighborhoods: Victory Heights - 08/24/09 09:35 AM
Victory Heights is bordered on the west side by 5th Avenue, north by Northgate Way, east by Lake City Way and south by 90th or 95th Avenue NE.
It became part of Seattle in 1954.  The neighborhood was named after the Victory Highway which is now Lake City Way.  Northgate Mall sits on the west side.  The new Northgate Library and Community Center has its' home here as well.
There are a couple of things I love about this neighborhood:
First Thornton Creek meanders through and there are a couple of green areas designated by the city including Thornton Creek Park … (0 comments)

north seattle: North Seattle Neighborhoods: Ballard - 08/24/09 09:27 AM
Ballard was settled by Danish and Finish immigrants in the mid 1800s and continues to maintain its' Scandinavian, small town qualities.
It has been one of Seattle's favorite neighborhoods for years and within the last ten years, has become a trendy, happening area for locals.  It is a hot spot for restaurants, entertainment, boutiques, galleries and a monthly art walk.
Ballard is home to my favorite theater, the renovated Majestic Bay Theater; also to the Ballard Locks and Golden Gardens Park and Beach.
There are several smaller neighborhoods:  Sunset Hill and Loyal Heights have Puget Sound view homes.  Whittier and Salmon Bay … (0 comments)

north seattle: North Seattle Neighborhoods: Jackson Park - 04/19/09 04:10 AM
Driving North on I-5, just before the Northeast 145th Avenue exit, you see a big green space.  That's Jackson Park golf course.  It is also a small neighborhood located north of NE 125th and Roosevelt, east of I-5 (and 5thNE), south of NE 145th and west of  15th NE.  
The 160 acre Jackson Park golf course takes up most of the neighborhood.   Recently renovated in 2001, The golf course has been around since 1928 and was renovated in 2001 to allow Thornton Creek to flow through in a more environmentally friendly way.  Rumor has it, that Tiger Woods has even golfed … (0 comments)

north seattle: North Seattle Neighborhoods: Olympic Hills - 04/19/09 04:05 AM
This neighborhood is near and dear to my heart because as a teenager, I walked up and down the hills delivering the Lake City Journal Newspaper to the residents.
The Olympic Hills neighborhood has peaks and valleys surrounding a steeper slope north to south and is located east of 15th Avenue NE, south of NE 145th, west of 30th Avenue NE and north of NE 125th.
The community is very quiet and a caring residential spot with a few businesses along the edge.  On 15th Avenue northeast, across from the Jackson Park golf course is the Caroline Tavern, a friendly place to stop for … (0 comments)

north seattle: North Seattle Neighborhoods: Pinehurst - 03/26/09 11:59 AM
Another north Seattle neighborhood not well known is Pinehurst. 
Determined by the very active Pinehurst Community Council the boundaries are NE 130th Street to the north, NE Northgate Way to the south, I-5 to the west, and Lake City Way to the east.   
Geographically, the eastern area slopes east and many homes enjoy a great territorial view.  East of 15th NE, is the Pinehurst Green Grid  with a model natural drainage system.  The grid is 12 beautiful, meandering, tree-lined streets and the project incorporates new sidewalks, roadways, and landscaping with native and non-native plants to enhance the pedestrian experience.  
The … (0 comments)

north seattle: North Seattle Neighborhoods: Cedar Park - 03/26/09 03:44 AM
Okay, I didn't even know about this neighborhood before I became a Realtor.
Cedar Park is a hill rolling up from Lake City Way (west) down to Lake Washington (east).  The southern boundary is NE 125th and the northern boundary is NE 145th.  The steep hills and very little traffic toward the lake make for excellent bicycle hill training! 
This residential area has no retail or business except on the border of Lake City Way.
The Burke Gilman trail runs through Cedar Park, although there are no entrances to the trail available from this neighborhood.  East of the trail are waterfront … (0 comments)

north seattle: North Seattle Neighborhoods: Broadview - 03/25/09 11:26 AM

Broadview is a quiet residential neighborhood, tucked away in Seattle's northwest corner and many locals have never heard of it, even though it is an easy commute to downtown.  It is one of my favorite neighborhoods as I find it very charming.  On the western edge of Broadview is a bluff, overlooking the Sound and below runs the Railway.  Its western boundary is the Puget Sound; northern is NW 145th street; Greenwood Avenue N is the eastern boundary and south is NW 105th Street and Carkeek Park.
Despite its low-key demeanor, the neighborhood is not small.  13,000 residents live here and … (0 comments)

north seattle: 2008 Seattle Statistics - 01/07/09 12:16 PM
The data is pulled by the last quarter for the last three years:
Single Family Homes (not including townhouses)
Northwest Seattle includes these neighborhoods: Greenwood, Ballard, Northgate, Haller Lake, Phinney Ridge, Loyal Heights, Crown Hill, Green Lake, Bitter Lake, Broadview, Wallingford.
Northeast Seattle includes these neighborhoods: Northgate, Maple Leaf, Ravenna, View Ridge, Laurelhurst, Lake City, Jackson Park, Sand Point, Pinehurst Olympic Hills, Roosevelt, University, Bryant.

Licton Springs is the area north of 85th, east of Aurora, sometimes referred to as Green Lake.


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