Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Wallingford
Modestly situated between two major roadways (I-5 and Aurora) and two lakes (Green Lake and Lake Union), Wallingford is a tight-knit and colorful spot to call home.
Residents tend to shop, eat, and play in the area, with local businesses and community organizations factoring into a lot of residents’ weekly agendas. The main strip along North 45th Street houses dozens of popular shops, restaurants, and pubs that take refuge in the area’s architectural origins.
The main draw, though, is Gas Works Park, located at the southern point of Wallingford along Lake Union. A 20-acre anachronism in green and sustainable Seattle, this decommissioned natural gas plant was made a public park in 1962. The old boiler house is now a picnic area and an old exhaust building was converted into a bright and colorful play area for children. It’s a popular spot in the summer months and offers some of the city’s best views of Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve fireworks.
The John Stanford International School in Wallingford is one of the most sought-after public elementary schools in the city. With a dual-language immersion program, young students learn Spanish or Japanese from a young age. It’s just one more reason why Wallingford is such a great place to settle down in Seattle.
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