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A waterfront neighborhood with views of the Cascade Range.

Good For
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Professionals

 

What's around
  • 20 Shops
  • 1 Schools
  • 33 Restaurants
  • 24 Fitness options
  • 3 Banks
  • 4 Grocery stores/markets
  • 0 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITAverage

WALKABILITYGood
Safety

Mount Baker has an above average violent crime rate and an above average property crime rate for Seattle.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Mount Baker LIKE?

Mount Baker is an upscale, waterfront neighborhood in south Seattle named after the mountain in the Cascade Range that's visible across Lake Washington. This is a quiet, family-oriented neighborhood of single-family homes with a suburban vibe. Beautiful mansions line the expensive lakefront property here while elsewhere in the neighborhood you'll find more modest (but still pricey) homes.

Given the residential atmosphere there aren't a ton of dining or shopping options, but there are some restaurants around, including fish and chips, Italian, and Thai. Otherwise you'll need to head adjacent neighborhoods for more excitement.

There are plenty of opportunities to get outdoors here – you can get your running fix on the trails of Colman Park, hit the bike trails of Lake Washington Boulevard Park, or relax, swim, or kayak at Mount Baker Beach.

Mount Baker is bordered on the north by Leschi, on the east by Lake Washington, on the south by Columbia City, and on the west by Beacon Hill.

 

Commute:
Downtown Seattle: 3 miles / 15-25 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit
Bellevue: 11 miles / 20-35 minutes by car / 70-80 minutes by transit
Redmond: 17 miles / 25-40 minutes by car / 50-60 minutes by transit

Mount Baker Seattle Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Mount Baker LOCAL schools

K-5 GRADES
The Lake & Park School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.15 mi
K-5 GRADES
John Muir Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.22 mi
9-12 GRADES
Franklin High School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.24 mi
K-5 GRADES
Kimball Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.71 mi
PK-5 GRADES
Hawthorne Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.74 mi

 

Local Flavor   Mount Baker Local Flavor

Tacos El Asadero
Tacos El Asadero 3517 RAINIER AVE S SEATTLE, WA 98118 MAP

Taco Truck. 

Emerald City Fish & Chips
Emerald City Fish & Chips 3756 RAINIER AVE S SEATTLE, WA 98144 MAP
emeraldcityfishandchips.com

Stevie Allen opened Emerald City Fish & Chips on Seattle’s Rainier Avenue the day after Christmas in 2009. Since then his tasty, blue ribbon, southern recipes have delighted thousands of fans who line up to feast on his Alaskan cod, halibut, catfish and salmon dishes.

Colman Park
Colman Park 1800 LAKE WASHINGTON BLVD S SEATTLE, WA 98144 MAP
http://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/colman-park

Colman Park is located just south of the old Lake Washington Floating Bridge. The beach itself is adjacent to Mount Baker Bathing Beach, but is a part of Colman Park. The beach features grass, big drooping willows, and picnic tables. 

QED Coffee
QED Coffee 1418 31ST AVE S SEATTLE, WA 98144 MAP
http://www.qedcoffee.com/

Passionate about coffee. 

Photo Credits: Thanks to @Joe Wolf , @SounderBruce , @Jeff Meyer , @blondemark, @baila_rina, @stmaurice, @drewish88, @millsmovies, @alexandriagagnon, @wegenerism, @myriam_mimis, @seattlerealtor, @cindycasazza, @routineandinbetween, @alliemelt2, @kristyn920, @kpeterzen for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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