Wallingford in Seattle, WA
Located on Lake Union’s northern shore, just a couple of miles north of downtown Seattle, this bustling residential area consistently ranks among the best neighborhoods for millennials in the US. Hip bars, global-standard restaurants, and swanky condos make it ideal for single, upwardly mobile professionals.
But Wallingford also attracts its fair share of families. The small-town atmosphere, safe neighborhood, and abundance of green spaces make it a wonderful place to raise children.
Saddled by Interstate 5 and Washington State Route 99, the neighborhood has easy access to downtown Seattle and is bordered by Woodland, Green Lake, and Gas Works Park. With a population of about 21,000, Wallingford is served by Seattle Public Schools.
Wallingford, Seattle Real Estate
Wallingford’s housing market consists primarily of single-family homes and condos. The neighborhood has an impressive selection of older Craftsman- and Bungalow-style homes that date back to the 1920s. Many of these homes retain much of their lived-in quality despite having been updated.
However, those who lean towards Contemporary-Modern style homes will still have plenty to choose from.
Luxury homes can have as many as 6 bedrooms, along with gleaming hardwood floors, outdoor patios, boathouses, and finished basements. Some of the most coveted luxury homes in Wallingford command scenic views of Gas Works Park.
For more information on Wallingford real estate, call Jay Whitebread at 206-524-2135 or send an email to Jay(at)ExcelRCI(dotted)com.
Attractions and Activities in and around Wallingford, WA
- Wallingford Center
This retail strip features over a dozen storefronts selling organic, fair-trade, and eco-friendly products. Shop for handmade clothing, jewelry, bags, and home décor at Wallingford Center. Retailers include PETI Boutique and Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts.
- University District
Located southeast of Wallingford, the U District is lined with restaurants that serve New American, Italian, and Chinese fare, just to name a few. Joey, Din Tai Fung, and Piatti are just some of the restaurants to check out.
Movie theaters like AMC Seattle 10, Varsity Theater, and The Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle’s oldest
continuously running movie house, can also be found at the U District.
- Woodland Park Zoo
At 92 acres, the zoo is home to over 1,100 animals including lions, bears, gorillas, and more. Get the chance to see these magnificent creatures up close. Other highlights include the Rose Garden, which features over 200 varieties of roses, and Zoomazium, which consists of several play areas for kids.
Certain areas of the zoo may be rented for private events. Click here for more information.
- Gas Works Park
Here you’ll find a play barn for kids, along with a picnic area where you can relax. A former gasification plant, the site features Kite Hill and a shoreline bordering Lake Union. It’s a popular spot for jogging, hiking, and biking.
- Wallingford Playfield
The park features a play area for small children, as well as a wading pool and a rock path that leads to the east end of the site. Take the kids out to play or simply have a picnic and admire the scenery.
- Meridian Playground
This quiet park features a gazebo, a play area, and a grassy field that’s ideal for open air activities like Frisbee and badminton.
- Burke-Gilman Trail
Go hiking, jogging, skating, or biking along this 27-mile recreational trail. Click here for more information on Wallingford.
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