Northwest Seattle

Welcome to Northwest Seattle

Beauty and convenience abound in this sprawling enclave
 
Teeming with the bounties of nature, Northwest Seattle cradles a number of beautiful neighborhoods, most notably—Ballard. The neighborhoods are quaint, well maintained, and perfect for family life, with local kids enjoying access to quality education at some of the best school’s around. The abundance of lush green parks and beaches stretched out across the various communities encourage outdoor living, endless opportunities for watersports abounding with the Northwest’s location on the waterfront. Locals enjoy easy access to Interstate 5, making the commute in and out of town a breeze, and a collection of global eateries enchant foodies with the promise of scrumptious continental menus. Homes run the gamut from Seattle-style craftsman homes to Tudor-revival homes and mid-century moderns among others.
 

What to Love

  • Easy access to Green Lake
  • Noteworthy public schools
  • Woodland Park Zoo
  • Highly walkable
  • Vibrant lifestyle 
  • Urban atmosphere

Local Lifestyle

Life in Seattle’s northwest epitomizes urbanization with a tinge of small-town character. The most popular neighborhood is Ballard, beloved for its vibrancy and conveniences. Numerous restaurants and bars line the waterfront commercial district, each business within walking distance from the next. With cobbled sidewalks, residents will often be seen power walking in the mornings or kids riding their bikes. With beaches in almost every neighborhood, kayaking and water taxing is the best way to explore all the area has to offer. Many  residents own boats and often anchor them at the Shishole Marina, while kids often go shell picking on the beach as the adults soak up the sun.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Art meets coffee at Milstead and Co, the unique decor just as pleasing as the handcrafted, locally sourced coffee beans used in making their espressos. Start your day here, and head over for brunch or dinner at Joule, where excellent meals come from the fusion of traditional steakhouse flavors with globally-inspired cooking techniques. Their unique open-kitchen setting gives diners an immersive experience and outlook into how their meals are being prepared.
 
One of the perks of living in a waterfront city is the abundance of seafood. Rockcreek Seafood is a dinner and brunch only establishment that serves well-prepared local favorite seafood of crabs, mussels, and oysters. And for diners looking to explore, this restaurant also offers exquisitely prepared tropical seafood menus of Hawaiian Ono and Striped Bass. The Baked Oysters are a best seller. Flavor filled and prepared with fresh ingredients only, be ready for a second helping! Rockcreek's dining loft is a nod to the early cabin-like houses found in Seattle.
 

Things To Do

The Fremont Troll is strategically located under the Fremont Bridge. It was crafted in 1989 in a bid to rehabilitate the area. The Troll can be seen holding a Volkswagen in its clutches. It is quite an attraction despite its image, and tourists can be seen posing for Instagram pictures with it. There are also Troll-inspired collectibles available for sale by the original artists. 
 
The Fremont Fair is an annual summer festival featuring live music performances, food truck vendors, beer drinking and hotdog eating competitions, face painting, and amazing art displays all through the two day event.
 
The Lake Washington Ship Canal runs through Seattle with its historic Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. It's a tourist attraction as it has an underwater observatory, where tourists can see salmon swimming through the lake and even the minute details of yachts passing through.
 

Schools

Northwest Seattle boasts some of Washington’s highly-rated schools, both public and private. Top educational opportunities include:
 
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My “insider” neighborhood knowledge, paired with my marketing background and passion for interior design, not only enables me to provide clients with personalized recommendations based on their unique wants and needs, but helps ensure they are coming out ahead when buying and selling their condos and single-family homes.

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