Think early-to-bed, early-to-rise active lifestyle. It’s a friendly neighborhood but look elsewhere if you’re seeking nightlife. Geared towards the outdoors and centered on Greenlake Park, you can do everything from running or walking around the 2.8 mile track to lots of public tennis, soccer, baseball, and basketball facilities with active sports leagues. Plus, kayaking, paddleboarding, or fishing at this unique, in-city freshwater lake. 


There are a wide variety of residents in Greenlake. You’ll find families, couples, and singles that are predominately Caucasian with above average incomes. The “dress code” is casual and sporty. About a third of the residents have children.  

Home values

Greenlake is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Seattle. The average home listing is $594K, which is 1,683 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Inventory is very low (under 10 houses on the market). The average rent is $3,113. Homes vary in price based mostly on proximity and view of the lake. 


If you work near Downtown Seattle, you have a light commute – about 10 or 15 minutes. Since Greenlake is so close to I-99 and 1-5, you can reach the Eastside (Bellevue, Redmond, Issaquah) in about 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic. 


 Although you can walk to most errands in Greenlake and there are great bike routes, you’ll likely need a car to drive outside the neighborhood. Public transit is good with several bus routes. 


Greenlake has 3 elementary schools (Greenlake, Daniel Bagley, MacDonald), 2 middle schools (Billings, Hamilton), and 1 high school (Roosevelt). Similar to other schools in the Seattle School District, the elementary schools are good while the middle and high schools have room for improvement.


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A picture is worth a thousand words, get a glimpse of Greenlake in the photos below.