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Housing options in the Wallingford and Phinney ridge are characterized by early 20th-century homes sited on small lots along quiet residential streets.
Wallingford housing is primarily single family in nature, with some condominiums and townhouses available along NE 34th Street, Stone Way, Wallingford Avenue and NE 45th Street. The neighborhood is prized by those who work at the University of Washington, as it offers an established residential neighborhood, and is just a short walk, bike ride or drive to the University.
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.
Wallingford shares certain transit corridors with both Phinney Ridge and Fremont. Primary east-west travel is along N 34th, N 40th, N 45th and N 50th Streets, and north-south transit and car travel runs along Stone Way, Wallingford Avenue, as well as along lighter-traveled arterials such as Latona and Meridian Streets.
Wallingford is bordered on the east by I-5, and there are on-ramps at 45th and 50th 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 ______________.
N 45th Street is the primary business district for the Wallingford community, as well as along Stone Way, which runs along Wallingford's west border.
Public and private elementary, middle and high schools are located within the Wallingford and Phinney Ridge communites. John Stanford International, McDonald International, and West Woodland Elementries offer grades K-5. Middle school students attend Hamilton International Middle School. Our Lady of Fatima School provides classes for children in grades K-8. Starting the fall of 2019, public high school students attend classes at the newly re-built Lincoln High School. There are several pre-schools in Wallingford and Phinney Ridge 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 east 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. The newly reconstructed 2.8-mile path around the lake 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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