Seattle Real Estate Spotlight: Green Lake

Green Lake is a Seattle neighborhood, north of downtown, that stretches around the shoreline of the lake of the same name. A  business district is home to restaurants, coffee shops, and retailers selling everything you need for an active lifestyle. For example, Gregg’s Cycles, Super Jock ‘n Jill, and Road Runner Sports are just some of active lifestyle retail real estate in Seattle. In addition, Classic Craftsman homes are abound, but there are no Seattle waterfront homes., A park surrounds the lake.  Furthermore the park includes one of Seattle’s most popular outdoor recreation areas: a 2.8 mile walking and bicycle path.

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David Phillips discovered Green Lake in the late summer of 1855. At that time of year, seasonal algae blooms were in full force, and the lake most likely appeared green to Phillips’ surveyors. Settlers began trickling in, and land owners advertised parcels in what they predicted would be “Seattle’s choicest suburb.” Waterfront homes originally surrounded the lake, but the water level was lowered in 1911 to make room for what is now Green Lake Park.

Green Lake

Green Lake 1900

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This neighborhood is an exercise-lover’s paradise. Jog, walk, or bike around the 2.8-mile path that surrounds the lake; rent a paddle boat or kayak; or play a round at the nearby pitch & put golf course. Enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants with lake views, visit nearby Woodland Park Zoo, or catch a performance at the Bath House Theater. Nearby sports fields host many of the city’s school and recreational sports leagues.

Green Lake

Green Lake Path – Photo by Fiore Power


Green Lake Seattle
Median Household Income $55,194 $45,736
Single Males 24% 23%
Single Females 21% 18%
Median Age 37 37
Homes With Kids 15% 18%
Average Household Size 1 2
Average Commute Time (Minutes) 26 26

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