GET TO KNOW Phinney Ridge
Phinney Ridge sweeps west of Woodland Park and Green Lake Park, meaning its entire east edge is green space. Even the part of Aurora Avenue that passes through it is relatively clean. (If you want a pay-per-hour hotel, you'll have to look further south on Aurora.) The real action in Phinney Ridge happens on Phinney Avenue, which is a tidy but dynamic main street, with shops and eateries galore. There are also community events throughout the year, including the monthly PhinneyWood Art Up, in conjunction with the neighboring Greenwood neighborhood. The whole neighborhood is very walkable, and if you want to walk over to Aurora and grab some transit, the Rapid Ride will get you there fast. (Note: “Taking a Rapid Ride on Aurora” is not an innuendo. We do mean the bus.)
WHERE TO SHOP
Phinney Farmers Market: Fridays throughout summer, peruse booths from local farmers and artisans for fresh foods.
WHERE TO CHILL
Fresh Flours Phinney: Cafe and bakery with lots of house-made pastries, including Japanese fusion treats and macarons.
WHERE TO BE OUTSIDE
Woodland Park: Over 90 acres of park land, with winding trails, a dog park, sports fields and covered picnic sites.
WHERE TO EAT
In-Season Fresh Take-Away & Cafe: Family friendly venue with seasonal food, plus beer, wine and Sake cocktails for adults.
WHERE TO DRINK
The Park Pub: A spacious watering hole serving craft beers, burgers and bar fare in booths and on their outdoor patio.
LIVE IN Phinney Ridge
$435 kCondo Avg.
$740 kSingle Family Avg.
$2 Bedroom Rent