The neighborhood of Montlake can be found in the city of Seattle, Washington.
Home buyers who prefer a relaxed atmosphere will enjoy Montlake. This part of the city features much greenery as the majority of streets have very good tree coverage. Public green spaces, like Interlaken Park and Montlake Playfield, are very well-spread out and there are about 10 of them nearby for residents to enjoy, which makes it very easy to get to them. The noise levels in this neighborhood are also low, as the streets are peaceful - although there are still several noisier sections, especially around Interstate 5.
The predominant housing types in Montlake are single detached homes and townhouses. This neighborhood has a good selection of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 80% of the population of this neighborhood own their home and 20% are renters. A majority of the housing growth in this part of Seattle took place prior to the 1960s.
Both primary and secondary schools are easy to reach on foot from most homes for sale in Montlake. Residents can choose between public and private elementary schools. In terms of food, it is straightforward to access both a general and a specialty grocery store by walking from most properties for sale in Montlake. Additionally, Montlake is a fairly good place in which to go out to eat or go to a cafe.
Regardless of the mode of transportation, it is quite convenient to move around in this part of the city. Commuting by public transit is easy in this area thanks to around 20 nearby bus lines. Driving is also a very good medium of transportation in Montlake. It is a very short car ride to the nearest highway, such as Interstate 5, from any home in this neighborhood, and it is very easy to access a parking spot. Active home buyers will value the walk-friendly nature of Montlake; many daily errands can be run on foot, and a fair number of businesses of different types can be found as well.