September 14, 2010 in Seattle Communities, Wallingford

Mothers stroll past Wallingford Center

Wallingford is one of the true livable walkable neighborhoods in North Central Seattle, west across I-5 from the U District.  I have often thought of it as the quintessential Seattle neighborhood, a little more “green” and folksy than Queen Anne and with so much life and quirky personality that it sparkles.  Yet it is rather a high end neighborhood with prices that are influenced higher by the easy commutes to downtown and the wonderful shoping and dining mere minutes from most resident’s front doors.

Three great features, Gas Works Park, Meridian Playground, and Lower Woodland Park grace the area, as well as the grounds of the elementary school which provides a wonderful home for various summer camps and classes in the summer.  There is also the Seattle Demonstration Garden which is wonderful to visit.  The Burke Gillman trail travels along Lake Union at the southern edge of the neighboorhood and several little clusters of houseboats dot the Lakeside at the Northlake location (these are besides all those at Eastlake and Westlake).