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The Sand Point neighborhood in Seattle is a residential area north of the University of Washington. The main shopping attractions for this neighborhood are along 65th Street and Sand Point Way N.E. Shoppers enjoy the University Village Shopping Center. The open-air mall contains local and national chain stores and has ample outdoor parking.
Residents enjoy visiting the Warren Magnuson Park, formerly the Seattle Naval Air Station. Swimmers, bikers, and picnickers use the lakefront park. The Naval Station was the site of the first Boeing flight in 1855.
The Burke Gilman Trail runs though the area and provides bikers with access to the University of Washington and the Ballard and Fremont neighborhoods. It also extends into the Seattle suburbs. Matthews Beach is a popular summer swimming destination. The Sand Point Community Center and the Magnuson Community Center provide gyms, basketball courts, theaters, swimming pools, and meeting rooms for neighbors. Sailors can learn to sail on Lake Washington.
Single-family homes line the quiet streets of this neighborhood, which backs to Lake Washington and views of the Cascade Mountains and Mount Rainier. Students attend Sand Point or Rogers Elementary, and then go on to Eckstein Middle School and Nathan Hale or Roosevelt High School. Villa Academy, a private school serving grades K through 8, is also nearby.
College students can commute down Sand Point Way to the University of Washington and its medical school. Seattle’s Children’s Hospital is located in Sand Point. Buses take residents downtown, to the university district or Capitol Hill. Farther north, the transit center at Northgate links to light rail and suburban locations.