Wallingford

Wallingford, the “Heart of Seattle,” is bordered by Lake Union, I-5, Aurora Avenue and Green Lake. Pedestrian and bus friendly Wallingford offers craftsman style bungalows, residential gardens, historic buildings, quiet streets and a unique shopping district featuring distinct shops and restaurants. Seattle’s landmark hamburger joint Dick’s Drive In and the 1904 Wallingford Center are both neighborhood institutions. Wallingford Playfield has tennis courts, wading pool, picnic and play areas, while Gas Works Park is perfect for kite flying. Wallingford Steps provide amazing city skyline views. Nearby, the Burke Gilman trail is popular with bikers and walkers. There’s always something to do in Wallingford-The Garden Tour in June and the Seafair Wallingford Family Parade and Festival in July are just two examples. Meridian Park hosts a Wednesday Farmers Market.