Home to flavorful food, offbeat boutiques, and plenty of ways to play outside.
Lrs while shopping or at one of the many coffee shops.
Phinney Ridge is bordered on the south the Fremont community, on the west by Ballard, on the north by Greenwood, and on the east by Green Lake and its' surrounding neighborhood. Housing is primarily early 20th-century single family homes, joined in recent years by the development of low-rise condominiums along Phinney/Greenwood Avenue.
Phinney/Greenwood Avenue is a primary north-south transportation corridor for the Phinney Ridge community. The #5 bus travels along this Avenue, and the route extends from Shoreline (north of the Seattle city limit) to downtown Seattle. In addition, Highway 99 runs north-south along the eastern edge of Phinney Ridge, connecting buses and commuters with communities to the north and south, as well as downtown Seattle. East-west travel and transit corridors exist along NE 45th, 65th, 80th and 85th Streets.
Shopping, Dining and Nightlife
The Phinney Ridge business district extends from NW 50th Street to NW 85th Street, and offers a wide variety of shopping and dining options. Red Mill Burgers is a local favorite, and the Snow Goose has been a local hangout for decades. Ken's Market and _________ Hardware are near ____ Street, and you can find Espresso Repair Services at the corner of Greenwood Avenue and NW 65th Street. There are many other small businesses providing clothing, services and ______________.
Public and private elementary, middle and high schools serve the Phinney Ridge community. West Woodland, Greenwood and Bagley Elementries offer grades K-5, and middle school students attend Hamilton International or Robert Eagle Staff Middle Schools. Starting the fall of 2019, public high school students attend classes either at Ingraham International or at the newly re-built Lincoln High School. There are several pre-schools in the Phinney neighborhood which offer classes for younger children.
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Parks and Other Amenities
Phinney Ridge is home to Woodland Park and Zoo, an exciting, multipurpose park and recreation space. It is separated into two parts by Aurora Avenue. The side west of Aurora is largely occupied by the Woodland Park Zoo, but also includes some picnic space, a formal rose garden, and a play area for children.
East of Aurora, just south of Green Lake Park, the park is an ideal spot for picnics and barbecues, woods, pleasant grassy hills and pathways. It is also one of the city's most active hubs for sports and recreation, including walkway paths, several playfields, tennis courts, lawn bowling, horseshoe pits, a skatepark, and a large, wooded dog off-leash area.
Also to the northeast of Aurora Avenue is Green Lake and the park which surrounds it. The park's expanse of water and green space in the center of a dense urban neighborhood draws thousands of people daily from all over the city. The park is a natural preserve for hundreds of species of trees and plants, as well as numerous birds and waterfowl. There is a 2.8-mile path around the lake which provides a perfect recreational spot for runners, bikers, skaters and walkers. Many others use the athletic fields or visit the park for boating, picnics and swimming.
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