"A rapidly improving gem of North Seattle"
Licton Springs is a beautiful neighborhood just north of Green Lake that is experiencing some of the most rapid and visible improvement in Seattle. Previoisly seen as noisy, a noise blocking wall installed on it's I5 border successfully made it one of Seattle's quiter neighborhoods. A brand new elemantary and middle school with excellent facilities dominate the southern end with new protected bike trails throughout. Work has begun on a pedestrian bridge to connect this neighborhood to Maple Leaf and the upcoming light rail. Rezoning is taking place on it's Western Aurora border, promising a more pedestrian friendly strip. With its small size and central northern location the most defining feature of Licton Springs remains it's great access to both the gems of North Seattle and downtown. Right in between the two most major North / South routes you are almost always < 15 minutes from downtown. Living in Licton Springs you are generally a short walk from Green Lake Park, the Greenwood Ave strip, the Maple Leaf strips and the Northgate Mall. And because of Licton Springs uniquely good sidewalk coverage for N of 85th, you actually can safely walk to them. In fact, due to Licton Springs small size, often times people living in Licton Springs are closer to these areas then some people that live in the headlining neighborhood! It's really one of the best places to live in North Seattle.