The Wedgewood neighborhood lies in the northern part of Seattle, Washington. The area sits north of the University District and downtown Seattle. Many single-family bungalows dot the area, with larger apartments and condos along the commercial corridor.
Most of the neighborhood’s stores are located along Wedgewood Avenue NE, near the intersection of 35th Avenue NE. Wedgewood’s lies close to the University Village Shopping Center to the south, a popular shopping destination. A popular local landmark, the Wedgwood Rock is located on the corner of 28th Avenue NE and NE 72nd Street. The boulder marks on of the neighborhood’s corners, which borders the Ravenna community. The 19-foot tall rock was left by a glacier.
Maple Creek runs through the area, which also features a peat bog called Ravenna Swamp, near Dahl Field. Wedgewood also lies within the Thornton Creek watershed. The 15-acre Dahl Field contains four baseball diamonds, three soccer fields, a playground, a half basketball court, a skate park, wading pool, walking and biking trails, and restrooms. Located near Lake Washington, residents also enjoy Matthews Beach and Warren Magnuson Park.
Students in Wedgewood attend Wedgewood Elementary and Eckstein Middle School before moving on to either Roosevelt or Nathan Hale High School. Private schools in the area include Seattle Prep, Our Lady of the Lake Parish School, and Concordia Lutheran School. Buses provide easy access to the University of Washington and downtown.
For local music, the Seattle Festival Orchestra often performs in Wedgewood.