Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Greenwood
Bordered by Aurora Avenue on the east, Ballard to the west, Northgate to the north and Green Lake to the south, the small community known as Greenwood is a hotspot for shopping, restaurants, coffee shops and nightlife.
In its earliest days, Greenwood was known for its bog, marshy landscape, and a cemetery. But as demand for land grew and the area became more accessible by trolley and building in the area began.
Greenwood Avenue is now known as Miracle Mile thanks to a wide variety of shops, banks, restaurants, coffee shops, and even a department store! The area is home to the Greenwood Classic Car Show, which happens on the last Saturday in June and the Greenwood Seafair Parade in late July. Both events regularly draw tens of thousands of visitors to the neighborhood.
The general vibe of the neighborhood is upper class singles or couples with some families and middle-class yuppies thrown into the mix. The neighborhood doesn’t want for quirk, either: there’s an all-vegan shoe/chocolate store called The Chocolate Shoe Box and an antique store called Tasty Delectable Collectibles with a whole room dedicated to bobbleheads.
As far as real estate goes, there are a higher percentage of homeowners in Greenwood compared to the rest of Seattle, proving the area’s affordability. With the surrounding neighborhoods to the south having generally priced out many people, first-time homeowners have the Greenwood neighborhood squarely in their sights! The homes themselves generally are a mixture of older early 20th century constructions and more modern, high-density condos and townhouses. There’s a high concentration of craftsman style homes and bungalows, ensuring there’s a place in Greenwood to match anyone’s tastes.
The business district is as successful as it was decades ago, but despite all the community events and goings on, the neighborhood quiets down at night. It’s the perfect spot for a busy family that moves during the day and likes to get a good night’s sleep.
There are a ton of great homes available in the Greenwood area, but things in the Seattle housing market move fast! To find a mortgage loan that works for you and gets you into the perfect home, contact Seattle Mortgage Planners today!