Whittier Heights Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Charming Whittier Heights is home to more than 1,700 households. Most of Whittier’s quaint, wood-frame housing was built in the 1930s. Well-maintained homes and manicured lawns and shrubs exemplify pride of ownership. Many houses have basements and a few have garages. Street parking is plentiful.
The neighborhood boundaries are NW 85th Street on the north, 15th Avenue NW on the west, NW 65th Street on the south, and 8th Avenue NW on the east. Public transportation is available on the boundary roads. The neighborhood is pedestrian friendly, with sidewalks throughout and parking strips that separate the sidewalk from the street. The commercial district on Fifteenth Avenue offers dining options that range from breakfast at Westernco’s Donut House to dinner at Kasbah Authentic Moroccan.
Neighborhood children don’t have to go far to get to school. Whittier Elementary School educates kindergarteners through fifth graders. Built in 1908, the original school was demolished and rebuilt on the same site in 1998. The new building includes a stained glass window and keystone from the original building.
Ballard High School, in the southwest corner of Whittier Heights, is a neighborhood landmark with a football field, running track, four tennis courts, and an indoor pool. Houses of worship in the neighborhood are diverse. St. Paul’s United Church of Christ is an “open and affirming” congregation that welcomes all worshipers, United Evangelical Free Church is a traditional church with Norwegian roots. The Ballard Campus of Timberlake Church is a contemporary congregation that holds youthful, informal worship services.