Phinney Ridge

Phinney Ridge is names after the ridge that runs north and south which separates Ballard from Green lake. Phinney Ridge is a very walkable, vibrant community, with many restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques. The housing consists of a mix of older, smaller houses mixed with larger older homes, and a number of updated, newly-constructed modern homes. Phinney Ridge is close to Greenlake, Ballard and Downtown.

Places to Visit: Woodland Park and the Woodland Park Zoo

Wow!: Per square mile, Phinney Ridge has 98.2 times as many restaurants than average in Washington. And the Woodland Park Zoo is home to thousands of formerly-domesticated rabbits which can be seen foraging throughout the year.

Walking score: 79

Livability: 80% out of 100% (higher is better)

Safety: 53% Safer than the Seattle average

Public Schools with rating:

  • Elementary: West Woodland Elementary (A)
  • Middle School: Hamilton Middle School (A)
  • High School: Roosevelt (A)

Estimated travel times (without traffic):

  • 9 min to Lake Union
  • 14 min to Downtown Seattle

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