Welcome to Greenlake
Active living in an evergreen urban oasis
Right near the heart of Seattle is Greenlake, a neighborhood deriving its name from the glittering algae that cover the lake surrounding its impressive properties. Originally a farmstead, it was named by David Phillips, an American surveyor in 1855. Greenlake’s proximity to Downtown makes it among the most popular choices for Seattleites who desire the tranquility of living in a small town with access to all big city amenities. In fact, commuting into downtown Seattle proper is easy, as a good part of Interstate 5 runs through the neighborhood. With a cluster of stores and restaurants spread within walking distance from residential homes, and an active roster of vibrant events to nourish the sense of community, locals enjoy a lifestyle of convenience and optimum quality. Homebuyers will find a plethora of home styles across Greenlake, from modern Condos to extravagant townhomes and single-family houses.
What to Love
Central location to most of North Seattle
Exciting town events and festivals
Hotspot for golf and watersports
The lake is the central hub of activities, inviting locals to spend summer days swimming, hiking, kayaking, or enjoying picnics in lush green spaces. This has encouraged an active outdoorsy lifestyle, and it’s rare not to see locals out and about. The lake is also a haven for lovebirds, especially in the Spring, boasting a ton of romantic spots to catch the brilliant sunset peeking from between the rows of trees that line the sidewalks near the lake. Locals support other locals by frequenting the charming businesses strewn across town, while biking lanes and bus lines ease commuting for people who prefer not to walk.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Looking for healthy yet palatable meals? Retreat is the place to visit. Their meals are exquisitely made from fresh ingredients. Their wellness lattes are a local favorite, available for delivery to your doorstep whenever you don’t feel like stepping out of the house.
Rosita’s Mexican Restaurant offers patrons an authentic and immersive homemade Mexican dining experience. Their delicious enchilada, quesadillas, empanadas, and a host of other meals are hand-made with original Mexican ingredients contained in family recipes passed down from generations. Residents enjoy their meal in a comforting atmosphere, with a background of soothing Mexican music.
Known for its unique seafood dishes, indoor and outdoor seating options, upscale dining at Duke’s Seafood is an experience not to be missed. With impressive decor, tasty meals, it is perfect for a family dinner or business dinner, or even a romantic date night.
Things To Do
Greenlake Park is the center of attraction in the neighborhood. It is a great location for outdoor, relaxation activities. The lush green landscapes attract yoga enthusiasts, looking to calm the mind amidst nature. The Park also has great fields for sporting events like soccer or softball, or for little league matches. There is a path running around the park, perfect for biking, jogging, or strolling. The Bathhouse Theater in the park is now a public theater where residents can catch small local stage plays on their day out.
The Water Lantern Festival is a fun-filled event appealing to every member of the family, regardless of age. Face painting, truck meals, background music, and great conversations lead up to the main event - lighting up the water with lanterns.
Greenlake falls under the acclaimed Seattle Public Schools and provides some prominent private school options as well. A few of the area’s most coveted schools include: