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The Greenwood neighborhood in Seattle is primarily residential, with commercial activity along the margins. Greenwood’s boundaries are loosely defined. They are generally considered to be Aurora Avenue N., N.W. 105th Street, 8th Avenue N.W., and N.W. 80th Street. It takes just a few minutes on a bike in this north central neighborhood to ride to Green Lake on quiet, tidy streets.
The intersection of Greenwood Avenue and 85th Street is the heart of the neighborhood’s commercial district. The area’s trendy restaurants and edgy shops give Greenwood residents plenty of options within easy walking distance and attract visitors from other parts of town. Diners can sample Thai, Moroccan, Italian, Salvadorean, Mexican, American, and gluten-free food without even leaving the neighborhood. Several grocery stores make it convenient for shoppers to keep the pantry stocked.
Greenwood is home to two houses of worship: Greenwood Christian Church and the Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism.
Recreational landmarks include Sandel’s Playground, with a wading pool, basketball court, and a large outdoor play area. Greenwood Park stands on the former site of the Interurban trolley tracks. True to its name, Greenwood park is “green” indeed. Its features include natural landscaping that reduces stormwater run off and a drought-resistant, eco-friendly meadow, art installations, and paths.
The architecture of Greenwood spans multiple decades and styles. Brick ramblers, single-story ranchers, 1950s split levels and old Tudors show pride of ownership with well tended yards and bright flowers. Few of Greenwood’s streets have sidewalks, but most are nevertheless pedestrian-friendly, with limited residential car traffic. Bus routes run on Aurora Avenue and Greenwood Avenue.