Montlake is bounded on three sides by water. Lake Washington to the east, Lake Union to the west, and Lake Washington Ship Canal to the north. It connects to the University District via the Montlake Bridge and accesses Seattle and the Eastside via SR-520. Here quiet, tree lined streets are flanked by well tended properties including historic homes, bungalows, and stately, older mansions. Montlake is home to a number of businesses, shops and restaurants. The neighborhood is close to the University of Washington, the Washington Park Arboretum, and the Seattle Yacht Club. Recreational opportunities include the Montlake Communicty Center, Montlake Tennis Courts and McCurdy Park.