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A family-friendly area with a great perch overlooking the city.
Studio / 1 BR
40% Complete
2 Bedrooms
77% Complete
3 Bedrooms
94% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Professionals


What's around
  • 75 Restaurants
  • 4 Banks
  • 6 Grocery stores/markets
  • 33 Nightlife options
  • 100 Shops
  • 1 Schools
  • 60 Fitness options




Phinney Ridge has an average violent crime rate and an average property crime rate for Seattle.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Phinney Ridge LIKE?

As the name implies, Phinney Ridge sits along a long ridge whose slopes provide its residents with great views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains on the west and Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains on the east.

Located in northwest Seattle, this neighborhood is primarily residential. Homes tend to be on the larger side and sit on larger properties. 

A popular attraction for kids is the Woodland Park Zoo, which offers camps and educational programming in addition to the usual furry residents.

Phinney Ridge is bordered on the north by Greenwood, on the east by Northgate and Green Lake, on the south by Fremont, and on the west by Ballard and Whittier Heights.


Downtown Seattle: 6 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 30-40 minutes by transit
Bellevue: 15 miles / 35-60 minutes by car / 90 minutes by transit
Redmond: 17 miles / 35-80 minutes by car / 60-70 minutes by transit

Phinney Ridge Seattle Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Phinney Ridge LOCAL schools

West Woodland Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.50 mi
St. John School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.70 mi
Greenwood Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.79 mi
Northwest Montessori School Woodland Park Campus
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.83 mi
Northwest Montessori
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.83 mi


Local Flavor   Phinney Ridge Local Flavor

Red Mill Burgers
Red Mill Burgers 312 N 67TH ST SEATTLE, WA 98103 MAP

“One of the 20 Hamburgers
You Must Eat Before You Die”
~ Oprah Show & GQ Magazine

Woodland Park Zoo
Woodland Park Zoo 5500 PHINNEY AVE N SEATTLE, WA 98103 MAP

Woodland Park Zoo saves animals and their habitats through conservation leadership and engaging experiences, inspiring people to learn, care and act.

Herkimer Coffee
Herkimer Coffee 7320 GREENWOOD AVE N SEATTLE, WA 98103 MAP

At Herkimer Coffee our purpose is to create a coffee experience of the highest possible quality. Whether it's your double espresso, latte to go, or the bag of beans you brew at home, we want your experience to be the best it can be.

Photo Credits: Thanks to @g.sm10, @rahazibba, @driftcafe, @soldanolutharchitects, @seapriderealtor, @b3rt08, @beach_and_blvd, @catsofphinneyridge, @fwmj, @kalealinn, @dafbit, @frockboutique, @matthewury, @annehelenpetersen, @Andrew Smith , @brewbooks , @pinkymel1971, @jaluoriek, @winewithice for your great photos of this neighborhood! 


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