Interbay is a neighborhood in Seattle located between Queen Anne Hill and Magnolia. South of Ballard and north of downtown and Belltown, Interbay is a residential and commercial area that runs along 15th Avenue West. The Magnolia Bridge feeds off this arterial to take residents to Magnolia, and the street crosses the Ballard Bridge to leave Interbay for Ballard.
The locale was first settled by a Dr. Smith in the mid-1800s and is still known as Smith Cove, even after being annexed to the city of Seattle in 1891. The area is comprised of apartment buildings and condominiums and a few single-family homes.
Shops along Interbay cater to commuters, as many use this route to travel from northern neighborhoods in Seattle to downtown and the freeways. The route provides easy on-off access to both Highway 99 and Interstate 5. Bike commuters ride down Myrtle Edwards Park on bike trails that extend to south Seattle near Safeco Field.
The north end of Interbay holds a marina and commercial area known as the Port of Seattle Fisherman’s Terminal. Commercial salmon ships dock here and ply the local waters, then set sail for Alaska’s summer salmon runs. Salmon can be purchased directly from these fishermen, as well as at the fish stores and seafood restaurants in the nearby shopping and dining areas.
Sports lovers can enjoy golfing at the Interbay Golf Course, where they can putt 18 holes or enjoy the covered, heated driving range year-round. The Interbay Soccer Facility hosts the Seattle Pacific Soccer Team practices and some of the neighborhood soccer games and soccer camps, as well.
Buses provide public transportation on 15th Avenue between downtown and points north.