"Some might call it "up and coming," others may disagree"
NE 145th is a main thoroughfare that intersects I-5 in North Seattle. It's right near the border between Seattle and Shoreline. There are many residential areas along the street, including apartments and senior housing. Recently, crime has been on the rise, and Seattle Police have reported gang activity. During the day, I feel fine taking my kids for a walk there, although I would stay away late at night, especially where it intersects Lake City Way. The further west you go, the nicer (in my opinion) it gets.