Green Lake is a neighborhood within Seattle, Washington.
There are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in Green Lake, despite its sometimes busy atmosphere. To be more specific, there are a few parks close by for residents to unwind in, including Green Lake Park and Woodland Park, and they are very well-situated, resulting in them being very easy to get to from most locations within the neighborhood. Moreover, residents will find that there are many tree-lined streets. This area is a fairly good neighborhood for those who don't mind a bit of noise, since traffic during rush hour can occasionally be loud, although there are still several quieter sections.
In Green Lake, roughly half of the dwellings are single detached homes, while the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings. This part of the city has a very good variety of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. There are equal parts owners and renters living in this neighborhood. Most homes in this part of the city were built pre-1960, during its latest housing boom.
In Green Lake, residents will generally be able to access both primary and secondary schools on foot. At the elementary level, there are both public and private schools. With respect to food, a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a short walk away in this area. Moreover, this area is a good place in which to go out to eat or go to a cafe, for instance along Aurora Avenue. It is also easy to access a variety of clothing stores on foot.
No matter the means of transportation, it is reasonably easy to move around in Green Lake. The good public transit infrastructure allows people to get to many destinations without needing a vehicle. For instance, the neighborhood is connected by about 10 bus lines, and bus stops are usually nearby. A car is also a fairly good transportation option in this neighborhood. It is convenient to park, and most homes for sale are a short car ride from the nearest highway, such as Interstate 5. Green Lake is very convenient for walking; running common errands is easy on foot, and plenty of businesses are quite close by.