Blue Ridge/North Beach/ Loyal Heights

Located near the Puget Sound and north of Ballard, these neighborhoods have views, great schools and good communities. A number of parks dot the area and line the shoreline, some providing beach access.  These areas consist of a mix of housing – some larger lots, some smaller lots.

Places to Visit: Golden Gardens, Carkeek Park, Loyal Heights Playfield, North Beach Park, Swanson’s Nursery

Wow! A train trestle which provides access to the beach from the Carkeek park playground is fun to stand on while the trains go by below.

Walking score: Loyal Heights: 73, Blue Ridge 29, North Beach 29 (higher is better)

Livability: 78 out of 100 (higher is better)

Safety: 43% Safer than the Seattle average

Public Schools with rating

  • Elementary: North Beach Elementary (A)
  • Middle School: Salmon Bay (A), Whitman Middle School (A)
  • High School: Ballard (A)

Estimated travel times (without traffic):

  • 15 min to Lake Union
  • 19 min. to Downtown Seattle

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