With quaint residential streets, Wallingford has a kicked-back, tight-knit community spirit. This friendly and safe neighborhood is known for its great elementary and middle schools as well as lots of pedestrian activity. The main area along 45th Street is always bustling with many cafes, restaurants, pubs, and eclectic shops. To the south of 45th, along Stone Way, are some of the city’s best restaurants. There are also plenty of green spaces in Wallingford including the Wallingford playground, the Meridian playground, and the Burke Gilman Trail. In addition, the Woodland Park zoo lies just north of Wallingford and Gas Works Park (boasting one of the city’s best skyline views) and the Burke Gilman Trail is at the southern tip.
Most Wallingford residents are married Caucasians with above average incomes. Nearly half of the residents have children. Many of these people work in high-tech or biotech given the proximity to South Lake Union or are graduate students at the University of Washington.
Wallingford is a relatively expensive neighborhood. The average listing is $626K, which is 2,133 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Inventory is very low (under 10 houses on the market). The average rent is $2,438.
Wallingford is close to I-5 and I-99 so the commute to the Eastside (Bellevue, Redmond, Issaquah) or Downtown Seattle is very good. Depending on traffic, you can drive to the Eastside in 15-30 minutes and to Downtown Seattle in 10-20 minutes.
Wallingford is very walkable and with bike-friendly routes galore. Public transit is good with many nearby options.
There are 3 elementary schools (John Stanford International, Mac Donald, and Queen Anne), 1 middle school (Hamilton International), and no public high schools. 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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