9.1 out of 10

North 55th St, Green Lake

Ranked 1st best street in Green Lake
47.6686860525067 -122.335513877995
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Nov 20, 2015

"A cozy street with access to some of the BEST that Seattle has to offer."

55th is a gateway to some of the best Seattle has to offer. The street runs east to west, from I-5 to Green Lake/Woodland Park, and right in the middle is the Tangletown neighborhood.

55th Street has easy access to I-5, making commuting a breeze for those working north or south of Seattle. If you work downtown the Seattle Metro Bus runs right through Tangletown.

The neighborhood around 55th is quiet and has wonderful homes. Many are older with character, but new construction is scattered among the neighborhood. The area is called Tangletown because of the maze of streets; they twist and turn rather than being laid out in a grid. Homes around 55th are very desirable, making for a very competitive real estate market. There are few apartments in the area.

55th is home to many great restaurants, a few of my favorites are:

Elysian Brewing Company - Local Seattle brewery with pub fare
Leny's Tavern - Dive bar with lot's of tv's and bar food
Burgundian - Modern tavern with comfort food and cocktails
Mighty-O Donuts - Delicious cake style donuts
Zoka Coffee - Local coffee house
Kisaku - Classic sushi

To the west of 55th lies Green Lake and Woodland park, two of Seattle's largest and most popular parks with something for everyone. These two parks have tennis courts, hiking trails, picnic areas, a skate park, bmx dirt jumps, a soccer field, multiple baseball fields, and a track. The lake itself has boat rentals, two swimming areas, a 3.5 mile path around the late, a rowing center, and more.

Who should live around 55th street? Anyone who wants a quiet neighborhood with easy access to outdoor activities with local neighborhood eateries. I would avoid the area if you're on a budget or if you are looking for interesting nightlife.
Pros
  • Wonderful neighborhood
  • Great access to I-5
  • Close to one of the best parks in Seattle
Cons
  • Real estate is expensive
  • Lack of apartments
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
5/5
2yrs+

"Tangletown area has the best that Seattle has to offer"

The Tangletown area situated between Wallingford and Greenlake has the best that Seattle has to offer. N 55th Street cuts through a small corridor of restaurants, cafes, breweries, market and its an easy walk for anyone in the neighborhood to walk to Greenlake itself.
Our favorite spots are Kisaku (sushi), Hiroki (Japanese cakes), Mighty-O (Vegan Donuts) and Hot Diggity Dog (hot dogs/ sausages), but there is more.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Great Residential Area with Perks"

Wallingford is strange. You’ll be driving block after block past beautiful old houses and then come along a pocket of restaurants, bars, and shops seemingly out of nowhere. North 55th follows this phenomenon to a t. West of Green Lake, it’s a terrific place to live. East of Green Lake, it’s also a terrific place to live but with amazing Thai food, a nice beer bar, and even vegan donuts of all things. Plus, easy access to the freeway. Why don’t I live here?
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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