Two family friendly neighborhoods and a lake with a 2.8 miles circumference.
Green Lake or Greenlake? Both seem right, rain or shine, and especially in the summer, people are either in the lake swimming, on the lake kayaking or fishing, or around the lake, running with their dog or pushing a stroller. On a sunny summer weekend, come early to claim your spot on the grass. It's an easy commute into downtown, but is far enough to feel like you have escaped. Green Lake also includes very good public elementary and middle schools in both neighborhoods, consisting of mostly single-family Craftsman style homes and few apartments.
Green Lake is bordered by I-5 to its east (with the Roosevelt neighborhood beyond that) and Highway 99 to its west (with Phinney Ridge on the other side of the 99). Wallingford is located south of Green Lake. Wallingford is tucked in between I-5 to the east, Fremont to the west and Lake Union to the south.
If you are craving some green space in this busy city, residents of Green Lake have easy access to popular Green Lake Park. There are a mix of single-family homes in either a bungalow or Four Square style houses and new apartments popping up in the area.
Sitting in Seattle Public School District II, Green Lake has some great public schools in the area for grades K-12 and access to some of the nicest parks and outdoor activities for children.
landmarks & Scenes
Other than Green Lake itself, there is the QFC grocery store that has the huge Wallingford sign on it, repurposed from the old Food Giant on the site. The original Dicks Burgers is also on NE 45th Street along with the old Interlake Elementary School, now the Wallingford Center with boutique shops.