Seattle Real Estate Spotlight: Wallingford

Wallingford is a North Seattle neighborhood, home to Dave Matthews, and bordered by two lakes (Green Lake and Lake Union) and Aurora Ave N. Wallingford residents and visitors enjoy a bustling business districts with esteemed restaurants, and all of the amenities one could ask for in a neighborhood.

History

In 1891, Wallingford was annexed into the city of Seattle along with Greenlake, and in 1906 a nearby industrial plant was churning coal into gas bringing jobs to the area – which today is known as Gas Works Park. The neighborhood is named after John Wallingford, who hailed from Maine, and purchased much of the land in the area. Even though the area was smoggy with ash, it began growing and with it came new schools, businesses, and lots of homes.

Points of Interest

Wallingford residents enjoy living in an area with strong community appeal, but also near the city center. Wallingford has a thriving business district with fabulous restaurants like Tilth, Cantinetta, Art of the Table, and Ivar’s historic Salmon House on the waterfront. There are also many large parks in the area (Gas Works, Wallingford Playfield), a movie theater, and acclaimed schools such as the John Stanford International school, and B F Day Elementary School.

Demographics

Wallingford Seattle
Median Household Income $52,587 $45,736
Single Males 28% 23%
Single Females 26% 18%
Median Age 35 37
Homes With Kids 14% 18%
Average Household Size 2 2
Average Commute Time (Minutes) 25 26