North College Park Apartments for Rent
North College Park, historically known as Licton Springs, is part of the land annexed to Seattle in 1954. Licton Springs Park, at one time a bubbling natural spring that the Coast Salish people used as a native health spa, is in the northern part of the neighborhood. The springs are still there, but now the water bubbles up into a concrete basin. Today the park also offers a children’s playground, a large, grassy field, and trails that lead through a wooded area and over small bridges.
North College Park is also home to North Seattle Community College that sits between Interstate 5 and College Way North. The college, which prompted the change of the community’s name, encouraged the building of several apartment complexes, some of them quite large. Most of the homes in the area were built between 1970 and 1994, but there are a few older properties that date back to World War II and earlier. North College Park offers a vibrant, artsy, urban community that is pedestrian friendly.
Nearby schools include Woodrow Wilson Junior High School, Bishop Blanchet High School, and Olympic View Elementary School. North College Park has a wide selection of churches, among them the Blue Heron Zen Community, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, and Hope Christian Church of Seattle.
The Oak Tree Village Shopping Mall is on the northern end of the neighborhood, offering the Oak Tree Cinemas, the HT Oak Tree Market, an UPS Store, a veterinary clinic, dental offices, and a host of fast food and ethnic restaurants. East of Interstate 5, just outside the neighborhood, is the even larger Northgate Mall. Metro transit offers bus service along Aurora Avenue North that fronts the mall at Oak Tree Village, and it continues along College Way North.