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Maple Leaf is a neighborhood located in the northern section of Seattle. Bordered by the area around 75th Street NE and 105th Street NE, or Northgate Way, it was settled in 1894 and annexed to the city of Seattle in the 1950s. Eastern and western boundaries are Roosevelt Way NE and Interstate 5. The mostly single-family neighborhood also contains newer townhouses and condominiums, especially along the commercial boulevards.
Residents like to do their shopping in nearby Northgate Mall, the first shopping mall in the United States. Other commercial enterprises are located on Roosevelt Way NE and Lake City Way, NE. Traveling a bit farther south, 65th Street offers restaurants and grocery stores, as well.
Maple Leaf is located east of Green Lake, where walkers and bikers enjoy the 2.9-mile loop year-round. In summer, two beaches allow water access for swimmers, and two public boat ramps lure fisherman and non-motorized watercraft. A large reservoir is located on 85 Street N.E. at the corner of Roosevelt Avenue NE, along with a water tower.
Commuters hop off Interstate 5 to access downtown, reach Everett, or to cross Lake Washington on Highway 520 to the tech hub job area in Bellevue, home to Microsoft and other tech giants. Lake City Way cuts to the west, to Lake Washington and the suburb of Bothell, making Maple Leaf a central location to many of Seattle’s assets. Students who previously attended Maple Leaf Elementary School now attend Olympic View Elementary School and Roosevelt High School. Colleges nearby are the University of Washington and North Seattle Community College.