Green Lake: consistently voted one of the best neighborhoods to live in Seattle, Washington. But why?
Hmm, well after living here since 1996, I can honestly say Green Lake is my lifestyle choice. And that’s exactly what people look for when they search for their next home: a lifestyle that suits them.
Green Lake is an active neighborhood, and since 1905 the community has developed into what it is today: one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Seattle with sustainable home values, great schools, and so centrally located it’s easy to get to where you need to go. More information on schools.
Named after a surveyor named David Phillips, the glacier made lake sits smack dab in the middle of the community. It’s 2.8 mile radius makes it a popular path for bikers, commuters, runners, walkers, baby joggers, scooters, inline skating, skateboarding, dog walkers, canoes…just to name a few.
Don’t get me wrong – people travel from all around to enjoy the serenity the lake has to offer to. An abundance of tennis courts, boat rentals, enormous evergreen trees to kick back and read a book under, and a community center that offers yoga. A game of pitch & putt anyone? Catch a quaint and original show at the Bathhouse Theater.
According to the recorded sales in 2009, a single family home is on average $450,000 for about 1600 square feet, 3 bedroom typically 1 bath. Much of the homes in Green Lake were built in the 1920′s. My first home in Green Lake was built in the year 1903, and still a charmer! Many condos and townhomes are now available, built on zero lot lines. They start at $225,000. Many home owners remodel their bungalows to add an extra bathroom or finish the basement which was used as a boiler room back in the day.
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