Madrona borders Lake Washington on the east side of the neighborhood and is located midway between State Route 520 and Interstate 90. The neighborhood was named by John Ayer, who contributed the land for Madrona Park, after the tree species which is common in the neighborhood. Mardrona is one of Seattle’s best-kept secrets, a diverse, relaxed neighborhood with a small-town feel. Established landscaping on larger lots with more trees than in other neighborhoods is what you will find in Madrona.

Places to Visit: Madrona Park, Madrona Playfield

Wow!: The Black Panthers used the Madrona playfield as its marching drill location in Seattle

Walking score: 63 out of 100

Livability: 82 out of 100

Safety:  60% Safer than the Seattle average

Public Schools with rating:

  • Elementary: Madrona School (B)
  • Middle School: Washington Middle School (A-)
  • High School: Garfield High School (A)

Estimated travel times (without traffic):

  • 15 minutes to Downtown Seattle

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