The neighborhood of Wallingford is located in the city of Seattle, Washington.
Wallingford is a "jack-of-all-trades" when it comes to the ambience of this part of Seattle. In general, this neighborhood has numerous places for those looking for a dynamic vibe. Even though the nightlife is limited, there are many people around most of the time. Most areas in Wallingford are quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - however some parts can be quite noisy, especially near the railway line or Interstate 5. This part of Seattle also features a fair amount of greenery; getting to public green spaces in the neighborhood, such as Gas Works Park and Woodland Park, is very easy since there are approximately 10 of them nearby for residents to check out. Residents will also find that many tree-lined streets are around.
In Wallingford, around 55% of the dwellings are single detached homes, and large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. This neighborhood has a good variety of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 55% of the units in the neighborhood are occupied by home owners and 45% are occupied by renters. Most housing in this part of Seattle was built pre-1960, during its biggest housing boom.
It is a short walk to access both primary and secondary schools from any location in Wallingford. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. With respect to eating, it is very easy to access both a general and a specialty grocery store on foot from any location in Wallingford. Moreover, there are over 100 restaurants and approximately 20 cafes to benefit from in Wallingford. A good selection of clothing stores can also be found within a reasonably short walking distance.
Regardless of the mode of transportation, it is quite straightforward to move around in this part of Seattle. Wallingford is very convenient for traveling on foot; many daily errands can be run without the use of a vehicle, and a fair number of businesses of different types can be found as well. Owing to a few nearby bus lines, the public transit system in this part of the city is convenient. Getting around by car is also easy in this area. It is convenient to park, and it is a short drive to the nearest highway, such as Interstate 5, from anywhere in Wallingford.