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Lake City was annexed by the City of Seattle in 1954. There is some confusion over the borders, but it is generally accepted that the "Lake CIty Area" or "Northeast District" is everything west of I-5, north of 85th, east of Lake Washington, and south of 145th. The Lake City Area / Northeast District contains many neighborhoods, one of which is the Lake City Neighborhood.
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'''Lake City''' was annexed by the City of Seattle in [[1954]]. There is some confusion over the borders, but it is generally accepted that the "Lake City Area" or "Northeast District" is everything east of 15th Avenue NE, north of 95th, west of [[Lake Washington]], and south of 145th. The Lake City Area / Northeast District contains the following neighborhoods: [[Olympic Hills]], [[Cedar Park]], [[Victory Heights]], [[Meadowbrook]], and [[Matthews Beach]].
   
Most of the Lake City Neighborhood has been defined a "Hub Urban Village" as part of the City of Seattle's Comprehensive Plan. The intent is to redevelop the Lake City Urban Village into a higher density residential / commercial district with many services within walking distance, including mass transit.
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The area roughly within the boundary of 28th Ave NE, NE 130th street, 35th Ave NE, and NE 120th street has been defined a "Hub Urban Village" as part of the City of Seattle's [[Comprehensive Plan]]. The intent is to redevelop the Lake City Urban Village into a higher-density residential/commercial district with many services within walking distance, including mass transit hubs.
   
Although the 522 ( Lake City Way ) corridor has a disproportionate number of parking lots, inflatable gorillas, and signs in ratio to trees, the ratio is inversed if you walk a few blocks to the east or west of the road. There are many well established larger trees in the surrounding neighborhoods that create the coveted "park-like setting" that has become a rarity in other neighborhoods where a "mountain view" or some other goeographic plus won the battle ( read Crown Hill ). This may be due to the fact that the lots are larger on average in this area. There are also many older fruit trees within the neighborhood- hangovers from a not so distant semi-rural past.
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Although the 522 (Lake City Way) corridor has a disproportionate number of auto lots, inflatable gorillas, and signs in ratio to trees, the ratio is inversed if you walk a few blocks to the east or west of the road. There are many well-established larger trees in the surrounding neighborhoods that create the coveted "park-like setting" that has become a rarity in other neighborhoods where a "mountain view" or some other goeographic plus won the battle (read [[Crown Hill]]). This may be due to the fact that the lots are larger on average in this area. There are also many older fruit trees within the neighborhood—remainders from a not-so-distant semi-rural past.
   
Many of the lots in the northern part of the Lake City Area were used for summer cottages by city residents years back. Some of the larger lots in the Olympic Hills Neighborhood were used for growing minks, peacocks, and ( the more prosaic ) chickens.
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Many of the lots in the northern part of the Lake City area were used for summer cottages by city residents years back. Some of the larger lots in the Olympic Hills Neighborhood were used for growing minks, peacocks, and (the more prosaic) chickens.
   
More information about Lake City is available at HistoryLink, including a comment by the sculptor of the giant potatoes with machettes stuck in them-
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More information about Lake City is available at [http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=3449 HistoryLink], including a comment by the sculptor of the giant potatoes with machetes stuck in them.
   
[[ http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=3449 ]]
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[[Bill Pierre]] sells cars here, and there's a cute little park ([[Homeward Park]]) squirreled away off 123rd Ave just west of Lake City Way.
   
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[[User:Dave|Dave]] lives in Lake City.
   
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When you're in Lake City you are directly...
 
 
Bill Pierre sells cars here, and there's a cute little park ( Homeward Park ) squirreled away off 123rd avenue, just west of Lake City Way.
 
 
[[User:LionKimbro|LionKimbro]] lives in Lake City.
 
 
[[User:Dave|Dave]] lives in Lake City also.
 
 
==When you're in Lake City you are directly...==
 
 
:...South of [[Kenwood]] (bounded by NE 125th St)
 
:...South of [[Kenwood]] (bounded by NE 125th St)
:...North of [[Wedgewood]] (bounded by NE 95th St)
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:...North of [[Wedgwood]] (bounded by NE 95th St)
 
:...Northeast of [[Northgate]]
 
:...Northeast of [[Northgate]]
 
:...West of [[Lake Washington]]
 
:...West of [[Lake Washington]]
   
==Lake City Community issues==
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Here is a link to the [http://clerk.ci.seattle.wa.us/public/nmaps/html/NN-1040S.htm City Clerk's Neighborhood Map Atlas] showing their definition of the Lake City Area (Area 3 - North City).
* [[ Lake City Homelessness ]]
 
 
==Lake City Area Organizations==
 
* [[ Greater Lake City Community Council ]]
 
* [[ North District Council ]]
 
* [[ Lake City Chamber of Commerce ]]
 
* [[ Lake City Lions Club ]]
 
* [[ Thornton Creek Alliance ]]
 
* [[ Olympic Hills Community Council ]]
 
* [[ Pinehurst Community Council ]]
 
* [[ Victory Heights Community Council ]]
 
* [[ Meadowbrook Community Council ]]
 
* [[ Cedar Park Community Council ]]
 
* [[ Northgate Stakeholders ]]
 
 
 
==Lake City Places of Interest==
 
 
[[ Cat and Cannon Used Books ]]
 
[[ American Eagles Hobby Shop ]]
 
[[ Rauda Scale Models ]]
 
[[ North End Train Center ]]
 
[[ Lake City Farmers Market ]]
 
[[ Cedar Park Arts Center ]]
 
[[ Folk Dancing at the Lions Club ]]
 
[[ Saturday Flea Markets at the Lions Club ]]
 
   
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== Projects ==
   
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[[Lake City/Clean Streets|Clean the streets]]
   
==Lake City Area Parks==
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[http://seattlegreenways.org/neighborhoods/lake-city/ Lake City Greenways]
   
Albert Davis
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[http://www.lakecitylive.net Lake City Live]
Homeward Park
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[[Category:Neighborhoods]]
Cedar Park Playfield
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[[Category: Neighborhoods]]
Lake City Playfield
 
Meadowbrook Playfield
 
Meadowbrook Retention pond
 
Pinehurst Park
 
Olympic Hills Playfield
 
Thornton Creek Park #2
 
Victory Heights Playground
 
Burke Gilman Trail
 
Matthews Beach
 
Sacajawea Playground
 

Latest revision as of 22:12, April 7, 2013

Lake City was annexed by the City of Seattle in 1954. There is some confusion over the borders, but it is generally accepted that the "Lake City Area" or "Northeast District" is everything east of 15th Avenue NE, north of 95th, west of Lake Washington, and south of 145th. The Lake City Area / Northeast District contains the following neighborhoods: Olympic Hills, Cedar Park, Victory Heights, Meadowbrook, and Matthews Beach.

The area roughly within the boundary of 28th Ave NE, NE 130th street, 35th Ave NE, and NE 120th street has been defined a "Hub Urban Village" as part of the City of Seattle's Comprehensive Plan. The intent is to redevelop the Lake City Urban Village into a higher-density residential/commercial district with many services within walking distance, including mass transit hubs.

Although the 522 (Lake City Way) corridor has a disproportionate number of auto lots, inflatable gorillas, and signs in ratio to trees, the ratio is inversed if you walk a few blocks to the east or west of the road. There are many well-established larger trees in the surrounding neighborhoods that create the coveted "park-like setting" that has become a rarity in other neighborhoods where a "mountain view" or some other goeographic plus won the battle (read Crown Hill). This may be due to the fact that the lots are larger on average in this area. There are also many older fruit trees within the neighborhood—remainders from a not-so-distant semi-rural past.

Many of the lots in the northern part of the Lake City area were used for summer cottages by city residents years back. Some of the larger lots in the Olympic Hills Neighborhood were used for growing minks, peacocks, and (the more prosaic) chickens.

More information about Lake City is available at HistoryLink, including a comment by the sculptor of the giant potatoes with machetes stuck in them.

Bill Pierre sells cars here, and there's a cute little park (Homeward Park) squirreled away off 123rd Ave just west of Lake City Way.

Dave lives in Lake City.

When you're in Lake City you are directly...

...South of Kenwood (bounded by NE 125th St)
...North of Wedgwood (bounded by NE 95th St)
...Northeast of Northgate
...West of Lake Washington

Here is a link to the City Clerk's Neighborhood Map Atlas showing their definition of the Lake City Area (Area 3 - North City).

Projects Edit

Clean the streets

Lake City Greenways

Lake City Live

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