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Wallingford is one of the more popular family residential neighborhoods in Seattle. Located at the southern edge of Green Lake in North Seattle, this residential district is bounded to the east by the trendy University District and by the west by historic Fremont. Overlooking the mouth of Salmon Bay and Lake Union, Wallingford district is within minutes of many of Seattle's most popular attractions and shopping areas.
Intersecting both Wallingford and University District is 45th Avenue, famous for its sidewalk cafes, restaurants and eclectic shops. Like its neighbor Fremont, Wallingford is a Mecca for carefully refurbished character buildings, such as the old Interlake School, which is now home to a tasteful assortment of stores and residences.
The 90-acre Woodland Park lies just north of Wallingford's northern border, and comprises the well-known Woodland Zoo as well as a miniature golf range, a picnic area and trails. The adjoining Green Lake Park is home to a 50,000-year-old glacial lake. Green Lake features a bathhouse, fishing pier and walking paths. All forms of motor-less boating are enjoyed on the lake, as well as bird and wildlife watching.
Gas Works Park, in South Wallingford, reflects this area's eclectic regard for the environment. Overlooking Lake Union, the 19-acre park is home to a former gas manufacturing plant that was closed down in 1956. The old compressor building and adjoining chimneys have been preserved as part of the recreational area. There is a children's park area, as well as a kite-flying hill on site.
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