Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Greenwood
Located in the north end of Seattle, a Greenwood is a lovely tree lined destination with a robust commercial center that is good for a great meal or cup of Joe. Greenwood boasts a great selection of hip bars, quirky coffee houses, restaurants, and fun shops.
Boundaries commonly recognized are N. 80th street to the south (just north of Phinney Ridge), 8th Avenue NW to the west, and N. 105th Street and Holman Road to the north. Located within you will find Greenwood Park (602 N. 87th), Sandel Park (9053 1st Ave NW) and 6th Ave NW Pocket Park.
Prior to 1907, Greenwood was originally known as Woodland and Greenwood Avenue was the conduit for a city streetcar between Seattle and Everett.
Long recognized as one of Seattle’s family friendly neighborhoods, schools include Nathan Hale, Ballard, Ingraham, and Roosevelt for near-by high schools. Within Greenwood itself are Greenwood Elementary and St.John Catholic School.
Long known for a central sense of community the Greenwood Senior Center boasts community, educational and social events and services year ‘round for all ages. The center event room is available for event rentals as well as hosts book clubs and a wonderful variety of activities.
Get your classic car fix at the annual Greenwood Classic Car Show the last Saturday in June. Not to be left out of the area Seafair events, the Greenwood Seafair Parade draws countless devoted pirates and fans each July.
A fabulous draw building community spirit is the Greenwood P-Patch located at 3443 NW 88th St. 32 plots are available that also include accessible raised beds, herb gardens, perennials, a garden shed and an orchard. The P-Patch is so successful that the wait for a plot is 2 years. Built on a donated private property that previously grew fruit trees, the current gardens take full advantage and faithfully prune for a generous bounty each year.
Truly one of Seattle’s long-time family inclusive neighborhoods, Greenwood provides enough activities and destinations that you never really have to leave…but really, who would want to?
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