Phinney Ridge Neighborhood | Seattle, Washington

Phinney Ridge is a north central Seattle neighborhood found between Ballard and Green Lake. The neighborhood is named after Guy Phinney, a lumber mill owner, real estate developer and one of the area's earliest residents. Phinney installed a trolley line in the area, attracting new settlers and encouraging additional transportation lines. Woodland Park and Zoo are now located where Phinney's private estate once was. Phinney Ridge is bordered by N. 80th Street and Greenwood to the north, Fremont to the south, Highway 99/Aurora Ave. and Green Lake to the east, and 8th Ave. NW and Ballard to the west.


Real estate in Phinney Ridge is becoming increasingly more popular with the influx of new businesses and its convenience to public transportation, major thoroughfares, and area parks. Homes for sale in Phinney Ridge vary from classic Craftsman and Tudor style houses to modern, contemporary homes to newly constructed condos and townhomes. Enticing amenities found in many Phinney Ridge homes for sale include large windows, gas stove and fireplace, granite counters, hardwood floors, and finished basements. Phinney Ridge real estate appeals to anyone looking to live in a cozy neighborhood within close proximity of attractive parks, hip clothing boutiques, cozy coffee shops, trendy pubs, and a variety of eateries.

by Charles Burnett