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Northwest Seattle

You will love the elegant residential streets and arboreal green spaces of a region.

Welcome to Northwest Seattle

A luxurious neighborhood close to the Woodland Park Zoo
 
Northwest Seattle is a cozy residential stretch, including neighborhoods with glamorous estates, charming single-family homes, and chic townhomes. The region is separated from bustling downtown by Lake Union and borders Puget Sound with many beautiful beachfront parks and trendy spots for dining. Most find the neighborhoods to be pleasant, walkable, and beautiful.
 
You will love the elegant residential streets and arboreal green spaces of a region designed to feel suburban with all the luxuries and conveniences of the city. Spotlights in Northwest Seattle include the Golden Gardens, Carkeek Park, and the Woodland Park Zoo. 

What to Love

  • Beautiful residential neighborhoods and estate homes
  • Vast green spaces, seaside parks, and picturesque hiking trails
  • The Woodland Park Zoo and Green Lake Park
  • Delicious international restaurants and trendy shopping
  • Proximity to downtown, but with a chill suburban feel

Local Lifestyle

Life in Northwest Seattle is as relaxing as you want it to be. You can dive into the big city's bustle and energy, kick back and enjoy a few days by the shore, or meet your neighbors on a relaxing dog-walk stroll through the neighborhoods. Residents also love to explore the local tapestry of restaurants and dive into the vivid nightlife venues. Northwest Seattle cherishes its casual vibe and beautiful streets and works hard to ensure residents are always relaxed.
 
You will find everything you need nearby, especially if you love outdoor recreation. Prominent neighborhoods include Haller Lake, Bitter Lake, Broadview, Licton Springs, Greenwood, and Phinney Ridge. Phinney Ridge is closest to the zoo.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Northwest Seattle has some great shopping and dining options. You can find the best activities at the north and south ends of the community near the zoo and the Northgate cluster. Start your journey at Bongos, the locally acclaimed Caribbean restaurant. This place has raving reviews and a festively casual beachside atmosphere with colorful tables in a sandy courtyard. Don't let the casual vibe fool you — this is one of the best places to eat in town.
 
The Blue Glass is an enchanting little bistro with shadowy tables lit by glowing lamps and beautiful painted artwork on the walls. The fare is a delectable mix of meat, seafood, salads, tacos, cocktails, and craft beer.
 
For great local seafood, head to Ray's Boathouse on the beautiful glittering waterside of Shilshole Bay. Ray's offers seafood PNW-style, and locals suggest you catch dinner at sunset when the views over the water are as excellent as the food.
 
For shopping opportunities, you will find two unique shopping malls at either end of the Northwest Seattle region. South, near the zoo, you'll find the Wallingford Center, a boutique little indoor shopping mall with absolutely charming internal shops. At the north end, you'll find the Northgate North Mall, a classic shopping mall with everything you could need and more.

Things to Do

Those looking for activities in Northwest Seattle will find endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and the occasional festival to celebrate with friends and family. One such festival is the Freemont Solstice Parade. Every year around the June summer solstice, the Freemont Arts Council launches this event for all of Seattle, especially Northwest residents.
 
Nearby is the peninsula of Discovery Park, a vast and incredible green space with beautiful hiking trails and natural attractions. Discover Bird Alley, the historic Guard House of Ft. Lawton, or the Wolf Tree Nature Area when you're not lounging on the beautiful Discovery Park beaches.
 
The Ballard Locks is a ship canal between Salmon Bay and Washinton Lake. It is also a thriving attraction where you can see the fish ladder, watch the boats pass by, or head into the partially submerged structures to see fish up close and personal through large underwater windows.
 
The Golden Gardens Park is another breathtaking beachside park featuring The Grove gardens, a boathouse, mini wetlands, an off-leash area, and beautiful hiking trails.
 
Lastly, don't forget to stop and check out the legendary Freemont Troll carved below the Aurora Avenue bridge.

Overview for Northwest Seattle, WA

726,054 people live in Northwest Seattle, where the median age is 35.3 and the average individual income is $68,836. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

726,054

Total Population

35.3 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$68,836

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Northwest Seattle, WA

Northwest Seattle has 337,361 households, with an average household size of 2.08. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Northwest Seattle do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 726,054 people call Northwest Seattle home. The population density is 8,656.42 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

726,054

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35.3

Median Age

50.7 / 49.3%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
337,361

Total Households

2.08

Average Household Size

$68,836

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Northwest Seattle, WA

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The following schools are within or nearby Northwest Seattle. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Broadview-Thomson K-8 School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Greenwood Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Hamilton International Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Ingraham High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Laurelhurst Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Lawton Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
North Beach Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Northgate Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Olympic Hills Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Roosevelt High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Sacajawea Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Whittier Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Salmon Bay K-8 School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Sand Point Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
McDonald International School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Viewlands Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Cedar Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Robert Eagle Staff Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Bishop Blanchet High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
University Child Development School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
Our Lady Of The Lake School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Licton Springs K-8
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Daniel Bagley Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
B F Day Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Eckstein Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Green Lake Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Thornton Creek Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
View Ridge Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
West Woodland Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Jane Addams Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Seattle Area German American School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Pacific Crest School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Chelsea House Montessori Preschool/Kdgn
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Menachem Mendel Seattle Cheder Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
North Seattle French School
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Assumption-St Bridget School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Fairview Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
Adams Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Ballard High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Bryant Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Loyal Heights Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Nathan Hale High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Middle College High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Christ The King School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Kapka Cooperative School
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
John Rogers Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
John Stanford International School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Olympic View Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Wedgwood Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Whitman Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Stephen Decatur Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Concordia Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Seattle Waldorf School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 3rd
No rating available
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
Alki Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
John Hay Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Madison Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Queen Anne Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Seattle Skills Center
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Lake Washington Girls Middle School
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Puget Sounds Community School
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Seattle Preparatory School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
The Lake And Park School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Interagency Programs
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
McGilvra Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
John Muir Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Stevens Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Catharine Blaine K-8 School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Thurgood Marshall Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Cascade Parent Partnership Program
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Hamlin Robinson School
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Morningside Academy
PRIVATE
3rd - 9th
No rating available
Our Lady Of Fatima School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Seattle Amistad School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Kimball Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Lowell Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
McClure Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Madrona K-5 School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
West Seattle High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Residential Consortium
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Magnolia Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
5th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
The Northwest School
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Emerald City School
PRIVATE
4th - 8th
No rating available
Interagency Detention School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Garfield High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Summit Public School: Sierra
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
Beacon Hill International School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Frantz Coe Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Bailey Gatzert Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Lafayette Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Leschi Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Montlake Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Washington Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Private School Services
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Edmonds S. Meany Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Bright Water Waldorf School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
St Therese Catholic Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
Rainier Valley Leadership Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 10th
1/5
Dunlap Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Highland Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Wing Luke Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
South Shore Pk-8 School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Fairmount Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
St George Parish School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Our Lady Of Guadalupe School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Sterling West Seattle Campus
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Southwest Youth and Family Services
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Arbor Heights Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Mercer International Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Concord International School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Alan T. Sugiyama High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Torah Day School Of Seattle
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Amazing Grace Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Summit Public School: Atlas
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Pathfinder K-8 School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Dearborn Park International School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Gatewood Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Maple Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Rainier Beach High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Genesee Hill Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Aki Kurose Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Rising Star Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Hope Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Seattle Urban Academy
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Derech Emunah Dba Seattle Jewish Girls High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Chief Sealth International High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Cleveland High School STEM
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Emerson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Graham Hill Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
West Seattle Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Roxhill Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Sanislo Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
David T. Denny International Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Orca K-8 School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Hawthorne Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Rainier View Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Louisa Boren STEM K-8
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
Makkah Islamic School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
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