About Green Lake Seattle

Photo credit: Urban Condo Spaces

Photo credit: Urban Condo Spaces

Green Lake Seattle is a neighborhood located in the north central area of Seattle, and includes both a small lake and the neighborhood that surrounds it. Most of the neighborhood’s residential area is located to the north east of the lake.

The lake itself derives its name from the commonplace algae blooms in the water. Green Lake is a popular Seattle destination, where the outdoors become a social venue for sporting events, wheeled or foot exercise around the lake, shopping and dining nearby, and world-class zoological gardens.

With its close proximity to Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, as well as the myriad of outdoor activities available (including kayaking, swimming, picnicking, cycling, field sports, and more), Green Lake is an ideal place for active Seattleites. During days with pleasant weather – particularly in the summer – Greenlake can be filled with runners, walkers and cyclists traversing its paths, families and couples enjoying picnics or games on the grassy areas, kids playing on the playground near the Bathhouse, and sports teams competing on the parks’ play fields.

Green Lake Seattle real estate does not include waterfront homes, since a 2.8-mile path and park areas surround the immediate waterfront acreage of the lake. However, many of the homes around Green Lake enjoy the lake and the beautiful greenery and water views it provides.

The lake and neighborhood offer plenty of fun outdoor activities for individuals, couples, families, and groups of friends or colleagues.


  1. Cole Hornaday
    April 3, 2014

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    It looks like the running time for the closing matinee performance of Seattle Public Theater’s current production of GIDION’S KNOT was listed in error. The play actually only runs 70 minutes. Evening performances start at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm. My apologies for any oversight.

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