Sandwiched between Eastlake and the Washington Parks Arboretum, Montlake is a quiet neighborhood with ample park space and northerly Lake Washington Views. Because most of its homes were built before 1940, it maintains a charming old school feel. Montlake is separated from its northerly neighbor, the University of Washington by the Montlake Cut which connects Lake Union and Lake Washington. It is accessed via the historic Montlake drawbridge.  The Seattle Yacht Club calls Montlake home.

Places to Visit: Washington Park Arboretum, Montlake playfield, Interlaken Park, Foster Island

Wow!:  The Windermere cup rowing competition is held in the Montlake Cut every year.  Hundreds of people line the bridge and shoreline to watch.

Walking score: 58 out of 100

Livability: 82 out of 100

Safety:  60% Safer than the Seattle average

Public Schools with rating

  • Elementary: John Hay Elementary
  • Middle School: Washington Middle School
  • High School: Ballard High School

Estimated travel times (without traffic):

  • 12 minutes to Downtown Seattle

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