Located in one of Seattle’s most affluent areas, Madison Park offers wide tree-lined streets and wonderful walking areas. Most of the homes are either nearby or overlooking Lake Washington.
Houses in Madison Park combine stately turn-of-the-century architecture and mature, lushly landscaped properties. There are still some bungalows and beach-style houses remaining from the old days, but new construction, and large majestic Tudors is the name of the game here.
Madison Park offers a unique business district at the east end of Madison Avenue. Specialty shops, restaurants, a book store and coffee shops, a grocery store and banks are frequented not only by the locals, but by people living close by as well. There is a tight-knit community here, and residents can hardly walk the main drag on a nice day without stopping to chat with a friend or neighbor along the way. In the summer, Madison Beach attracts swimmers and sunbathers from all over. Across the street from the beach, there’s a children’s play area and tennis courts. Some days, Madison Park feels like an at-home vacation destination.
DEMOGRAPHICS: Upperclass families
TYPES OF HOMES: Bungalows, Beach-style Homes, New Construction, Tudors
COMMUNITY BLOG: Madison Park Blogger
LIBRARY: Madrona-Sally Goldmark Library, located at 1134 34th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122, Tel. (206) 684-4705
FAVORITE RESTAURANTS: Harvest Vine, Cafe Flora, Luc, Rover’s, Crush
FAVORITE COFFEE SHOPS: Famous Northwest Catering Co., Ines Patisserie, My Coffee House