Roosevelt is minutes from Downtown, the University District, University Village Mall, Northgate Mall, and Green Lake. Metro buses provide service to these and other popular destinations. A pedestrian friendly commercial district near Roosevelt Way and NE 65th Avenue offers unique shops, restaurants, and major retailers like QFC, Safeway, Whole Foods Market, and Dania Furniture. A renovated Roosevelt High School, built in 1922, is at the heart of the neighborhood. Parks, including Froula, Cowen and Banner, provide open spaces, tennis courts, play areas, and city and mountain views. Neighborhood events include the Roosevelt Bull Moose Festival in July and monthly art walks. An active Neighborhood Association publishes a monthly newsletter at www.rooseveltseattle.org.