Welcome to Green Lake
Your playful, lakeside urban sanctuary where every day feels like a vacation
Say hello to the buzzing neighborhood of Green Lake! This slice of Seattle life is your personal playground, cradled around a glistening freshwater lake. Tucked in north central Seattle, Green Lake is bordered by Wallingford to the south, Phinney Ridge to the west, and Woodland Park to the southwest. The neighborhood's eponymous lake is a testament to nature's artwork, crafted 50,000 years ago by the Vashon glacier—the same maestro behind Lake Washington, Union, Bitter, and Haller Lakes formation.
Green Lake is the epitome of fun and active urban living that doesn't sacrifice its vibrant community spirit. The neighborhood effortlessly combines city life's bustle with nature's tranquility, offering a walkable haven that resonates with energy and excitement. Come and experience a lifestyle that's constantly on the move yet steeped in serene natural beauty.
What to Love
- Effortless commute to downtown Seattle
- Exceptional public schooling opportunities
- Your everyday life—a stone's throw away from the lake
- An abundance of eateries, cafes, and shops
- A rare gem, high-demand residential area
Life at Green Lake mirrors its serene yet energetic surroundings. It is a neighborhood that runs, strolls, sips coffee, and enjoys an active, outdoor lifestyle. With a bustling walking loop encompassing the lake, the neighborhood is forever on the move, filled with individuals and families who enjoy everything from leisurely strolls to heart-pumping runs.
Green Lake offers an appealing urban-suburban mix where home ownership is the norm. Vibrant bars, welcoming restaurants, aromatic coffee shops, and verdant parks punctuate the area, making it a favorite for many young professionals. Green Lake is more than just a neighborhood; it's an invigorating lifestyle.
Dining and Entertainment
Green Lake is a delight for those who appreciate sustainable shopping and dining. At the heart of the neighborhood is PCC, a grocery store committed to local sourcing and sustainability. Whether it's artisanal cheese or organic produce you're after, PCC is your go-to spot for top-notch goods.
For the sweet-toothed, Chocolati is a must-visit. This haven for chocolate lovers offers a cozy ambiance and friendly staff, ensuring a delightful visit complemented by their divine chocolates.
Looking for some outdoor adventure? Greggs Green Lake Cycle is an established gem with a wide array of bikes, perfect for exploring the picturesque neighborhood. Their dedicated staff and a plethora of gear to choose from ensure a memorable cycling experience around the lake.
For running enthusiasts, Super Jock 'n Jill is a haven. Offering an extensive range of running wear, shoes, and accessories, their knowledgeable staff are ready to help find your perfect fit for a satisfying run around Green Lake.
Things to Do
At Green Lake, there's always something exciting happening. The Seattle Water Lantern Festival is a spectacle to behold, transforming the lake into a gleaming, magical dreamscape with thousands of floating lanterns—an unforgettable experience for both residents and visitors alike.
Another iconic event to look forward to is the Milk Carton Derby, an annual celebration of creativity and fun that transforms everyday milk cartons into amazing racing crafts.
Feeling adventurous? Why not try your hand at boating with Green Lake Boat Rentals? Offering a range of boats, it's the perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon out on the water, taking in the splendid views of the neighborhood from a unique perspective.
Green Lake prides itself on a great range of educational institutions:
Daniel Bagley Elementary School
Green Lake Elementary School
MacDonald International School
Roosevelt High School