Where is it:
Like all Seattle neighborhoods, Wedgwood has no official agreed-upon borders. The unofficial boundaries are:
North - NE 95th Street; East - 45th Avenue NE; South - NE 75th Street; and West - by a route coming north from NE 75th Street along 25th Avenue NE, then jogging west along NE 85th Street and winding up Lake City Way NE to NE 95th Street.
Why it is a Great Neighborhood:
- It is a pocket of affordability among more expensive neigborhoods. Single family residences are currently selling from $283,000 to $1,050,000.
- The schools have a good reputation for high academics and parent involvement.
- Easy access to I-5 and the 520 Bridge make it within minutes to Downtown Seattle and Bellevue.
- Dahl Park is on the western border; The Burke-Gilman Trail and Magnuson Park are just a few blocks east. "Downtown" Wedgwood has all the necessary amenities and more: Two grocery stores, a Post Office, banks, gas stations, a Seattle Public Library, a dry cleaner, yoga and dance studios, hair salons, a variety of churches, a bakery, a community p-patch garden and even Seattle-based Top Pot Doughnuts. The Fiddlers Inn, a cozy, live music venue sits near the Northern boundary.
The Wedgwood neighborhood is named after the English bone china-maker of the same name.
Started sometime in the 1960's, the P-patch garden is the oldest community garden in Seattle.
The Wedgwood neighborhood branch library is the largest branch library and the 2nd busiest public library in the city.
When the neighborhood was developed during the 1940's, many of the large trees were preserved.