GET TO KNOW Montlake
A wonderland of flowering paths, lush parks and historic homes, Montlake is a stunning jewel in central Seattle, nestled between the Washington State Arboretum, Eastlake and the University District. Its north end is surrounded by water: Lake Union (Portage Bay) to the West, a canal to the north, and Lake Washington to the east. Certain streets in Montlake feel especially tony. Others are more homey, especially around the main thoroughfare, 24th Avenue/Montlake Blvd, and 520, which intersect near the center of Montlake. The demographic makeup is almost exclusively upper-middle class, with a fairly even mix of single households and families. The community is quite involved in maintaining the many parks and the overall environment, which has been challenged in recent years by the construction of the new 520 bridge.
WHERE TO SHOP
Mont's Market: Not just your usual bodega, a charming spot with a good wine selection, deli and fresh essentials.
WHERE TO CHILL
Fuel Coffee: A releaxed, kid-friendly environment centrally located in the neighborhood.
WHERE TO BE OUTSIDE
Washington State Arboretum: 230 acres of seasonal gardens, trails, waterfront picnic areas and a wetland trail. In a word: Incredible.
WHERE TO EAT
Cafe Lago: Famous for its light, handmade lasagna but adored for its family-friendly, home-style deliciousness.
WHERE TO DRINK
Pub Montlake: A rustic ale house with daily happy hours...but also a kid-friendly environment!
LIVE IN Montlake
$400 kCondo Avg.
$1.1 mSingle Family Avg.
$3,4002 Bedroom Rent