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The Sand Point neighborhood in Seattle is a residential area north of the University of Washington. The main commercial districts 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 plentiful outdoor parking.
Warren Magnuson Park was formerly the Seattle Naval Air Station. Currently, swimmers, bikers, and picnickers use the lakefront park. The Naval Station was the site of the first Boeing air flight in 1855. The Burke Gilman Trail runs though the area and provides bike access to the University of Washington and the neighborhoods of Ballard and Fremont. It 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 residents. Boaters can learn to sail in Lake Washington’s waters.
Single-family homes line the quiet streets of this neighborhood, which backs up to Lake Washington and has 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 K-through-8 school, is also located here. 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 to downtown, the University District, or Capital Hill. Farther north, the transit center at Northgate links to light rail and suburban locations.