Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Wedgwood
Frequently misspelled as “Wedgewood,” this residential neighborhood of Seattle was named after the bone-china maker Wedgwood. The neighborhood’s original developer, Albert Balch, credited his wife’s love of the porcelain for the inspiration.
Located north of the University of Washington and about six miles from downtown, it’s one of Seattle’s sleepiest and easily walkable places to live. It’s also one of the city’s more recent additions – Balch and his partner built 500 homes on 40 acres too far north of the city limits. The Wedgwood Volunteer Fire Department was founded in 1943 marked the absorption of the area into greater Seattle.
Modern life in Wedgwood means tree-lined residential streets, sleepy parks, and great seasonal events run by the tight-knit community.
Younger and livelier families are moving into the area, adding an extra spark that’s seen the addition of an Outdoor Cinema event in July, a renovated Waldo J. Dahl Playfield, and strict agreements with developers to ban national chains from directly competing with local companies and excising shady industries from opening in their new condominium complexes.
Wedgwood hosts three schools in the neighborhood: Wedgwood Elementary, Our Lady of the Lake, and University Prep (the first being public). With both Ravenna Ave NE and NE 35th running through Wedgwood, commuting to work or access to shopping centers is easy.
Wedgwood’s a great place to live and a popular destination for families who want to make Seattle their home. If you’d like more information on how our mortgage loans can help you move to Wedgwood, contact Seattle Mortgage Planners and we’ll get you the latest rates and offers from our network of qualified lenders. Call or contact us today!