North Seattle Real Estate Information

North Seattle is a region north of the city center that includes a number of suburban neighborhoods, parks, and industrial centers. The area is easily distinguished from the rest of Seattle by a series of waterways that connect Puget Sound to Lake Washington. Connected to the rest of the area by the I-5 interstate, North Seattleā€™s residents primarily choose to work in the central business district due to the limited commercial opportunities available locally. The main communities that comprise North Seattle include North College Park, Laurelhurst, Wallingford, Fremont, Ballard, Broadview, Pinehurst, Meadowbrook, Olympic Hills, Matthews Beach, Lake City, Wedgewood, Ravenna, and Blue Ridge.

A number of recreational parks and facilities are scattered across the area and keep residents fit and healthy. They also serve as excellent places to have family gatherings, picnics, and host other community events. The tight-knit communities that surround each park often take personal ownership of their venues, leading to exceptionally well-kept fields, ballparks, and playgrounds. Some of the most frequented recreational areas include Carkeek Park, Green Lake Park, Woodland Park, Golden Gardens Park, North Bach Park, Soundview Playfield, North Acres Park, Thorton Creek Park, and Paramount Park. A few golf courses join the list, including Jackson Park Golf Course, San Point Country Club, and Seattle Golf and Country Club.

The University of Washington is comprised of campuses in Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. However, the largest school in the system is the Seattle campus, located along the shoreline of Lake Washington and a part of the North Seattle region. In fact, the University of Washington actually overlooks Union Bay. The school is the largest university in the northwestern United States and is one of the oldest public universities west of the Mississippi. The university offers hundreds of degree programs through its 140 departments that are organized into several schools and colleges. Some of the most popular departments are in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Michael G. Foster School of Business, College of Engineering, School of Law, School of Medicine, the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, and the School of Social Work.