Neighborhood Spotlight – Wallingford

Geography:

Nestled between Aurora and I-5, with Lake Union as the southern boundary and 50th Street as the northern edge, this neighborhood has great access and some fantastic lake views.

wallingford

Demographics:

  • Population: 14,450
  • Median Age: 34.6
  • Median Income = $87,000
  • Average price of sold single family in 2015: $702,730
  • Median monthly rent: $1,950
  • 54% of all residences are owner-occupied
  • 56% of all dwellings were built prior to 1939

History:

Named after John Noble Wallingford Jr, a big time land-owner that at one time was the owner of 90% of the neighborhood.   The neighborhood experienced a great amount of growth in the 1910’s and 1920’s, and many of the original homes from that growth period are still standing today, making Wallingford one of Seattle’s neighborhoods with the oldest average structure age.

Recently Sold:

craftsman

This charming craftsman was built in 1905 and has 4 bedrooms and three bathrooms.  The home was listed at one million dollars and sold in 6 days for 1.15 million.

cottage

What a cute cottage!  With two bedrooms and 1.75 baths, this little guy was built in 1900 and was listed at $449,950.  It sold in just 5 days for $525,000.

The Inside Scoop:

Like all Seattle neighborhoods, local residents have a lot of pride in this neighborhood.  The local QFC is a popular spot to stop and talk to your neighbors, and the neighborhood is also home to the original Dick’s drive-in.  You may even spot a runaway chicken or Dave Matthews out for an afternoon stroll.  If you are feeling trendy, you could stop off at Molly Moon’s for some ice cream or Mighty-O Donuts for a vegan donut.  Gasworks park is (in my opinion), one of the must-see destinations for out of town guests.

 

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