This adorable neighborhood spreads itself cozily over a valley that rises to a crest in the north, where there are views of Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountain range.
Wedgwood homes are established and well-lived in. Styles include: mid-century, brick, ramblers and multi-stories residences. The community has a tucked-away semi-suburban feel. It’s hard to imagine you’re living in the middle of a big city. Even the business district, 35th Street, holds on to an old-world charm with standbys that have been around forever, from eateries and ale houses to retail stores and community centers.
Homes here are divided by white picket fences or hedges. The yards range from being neatly manicured to corner gardens bursting with flowers to lawns speckled with daisies. There is an open air sense of blue sky here, with clusters of trees and shady streets. There’s almost no new construction, and one gets the sense there’s not a lot of turnover. Even the new residents who come in and make upgrades, keep the design respectable within the aesthetics of the community.
DEMOGRAPHICS: Middle class families, singles
TYPES OF HOMES: Mid-century, Brick, Ramblers Multi-stories Residences
COMMUNITY BLOG: Wedgwood View
LIBRARY: Seattle Public Library Northwast Branch, located at 6801 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle, WA 98115, Tel. 206-684-7539
FARMERS MARKET: Meadowbrook Farmers Market, located at 2728 NE 100th Street , Seattle, WA 98125. Open Sundays 11 am to 3 pm, June 5 through October 16, 2011.
FAVORITE RESTAURANTS: Fiddler’s Inn Pub & Restaurant, Jet City Pizza
FAVORITE COFFEE SHOPS: Cafe Javasti, Van Gogh Coffeehouse