A Little Gem Called Maple Leaf sits contently just Northeast of Green Lake in the active North Seattle area. It’s a quaint rural suburb community annexed from Seattle in the 1950′s. There are different stories on adopting the name Maple Leaf but I still like the story of being a neighborhood so far north it’s nearly to Canada.
Since I help people buy and sell homes, it’s my nature to know interesting quirks about the community and a snapshot of the type of homes that are resting here. When I think of Maple Leaf, I think beautiful brick Tudor style homes that transpire individualism.
So to give you an idea of what your hard-earned money will buy you in Maple Leaf, within the last six months of these mostly Seattle bungalows and Tudoresque style houses, 65 residential homes have sold.
The median price is $450,000 for (on average) a 1900 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms house and a decent size lot. Half of these 65 homes were on the market for less than 30 days and sold for at or near list price.
Maybe the downside of Maple Leaf is the lack of sidewalks off the main Roosevelt drag that runs North and South. Street lamps light up the roads for safety though.
But the goodness far outweighs the “no sidewalk downer” in the 20,000 residents of Maple Leaf. Best known for – believe or not – the water tower and reservoir that sits atop the rounded hill – if 500 feet is rounded to you.
Speaking of the reservoir, the city decided to bury all reservoirs under ground to make room for 15 acres of park and playgrounds! To read more go here.
There’s a dynamite Olympic Elementary School, an ACE Hardware store that will knock your socks off and an awesome diner called Blue Saucer. I give it four out of five stars for food and ten stars for $ and 20 stars for serving locally brewed Stumptown Coffee. Shopping is close too with Northgate Mall right up the road. It was one of the first malls to be constructed West of the Mississippi.
Maple Leaf ranked 29th on the list in Seattle for walkability, scoring a healthy 73!
I hope this gives a good idea of what Maple Leaf can offer for you. It’s a great community with 20 active homes on the market right now just waiting for me to show them to you! Find more Maple Leaf Listings!