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Northeast Seattle Apartments for Rent

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Northeast Seattle is part of the land annexed to the City of Seattle in 1954. It starts at Warren G Magnuson Park and follows the coastline south past Lake Washington, Wolf, Union, and Portage Bays. The University Bridge and Interstate 5 provide access to the University District on the southern end. The University of Washington’s main campus is located here, including the University of Washington Medical Center, the Henry Art Gallery, the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, and its own University Village Shopping Center. Apartments make up most of the housing in this area.

Following the shoreline along Wolf Bay leads to a largely residential area filled with upscale properties, most built between 1940 and 1969, and some with panoramic coastal views. This area is more nautical in flavor and is scenic, tree lined, quiet, and pedestrian-friendly.

The shoreline leads to the Sand Point Peninsula and Warren G. Magnuson Park. Named for a United States Senator, the park sits on the site of a former Navy airfield. Hiking paths, a community center, a boat launch, and an off-leash dog park are all part of this urban green space. To the west is the Sand Point Country Club & Golf Course.

North of the University are more residential areas, along with Ravenna Park, a one time forested haven for Seattleites to visit. It once had large firs named after famous souls like Robert E Lee and Theodore Roosevelt, who actually paid a visit to “his” tree. Today, the park offers picnic areas, a small creek, hiking trails and a baseball/softball field, but fewer trees. The Roosevelt tree and others were cut down in the late 1920s, despite local protests. Homes in this area are a mixture of older single family structures and low and high rise apartments of more recent vintage.

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