This Green Lake Townhome is in a great location that will soon be even more in demand. The old adage “location location location” in real estate is really about the investment potential. At Team Diva, we match make home buyers based on their priorities, and the location is just one of the big three (Size, Condition, Location).
That said, when we see a property that is a great investment, we take notice. The expansion of light rail around Seattle is creating hot spots, where residences will see the increased value and new businesses will develop. In some cases, buyers will be playing a waiting game. At this Green Lake Townhome, the location is already stellar.
Let’s take a closer look at this fab new Diva Dwelling and the surrounding neighborhoods that make it a real gem.
A Five-Point Look At This Great Green Lake Townhome
The Light Rail Connection
Let’s take a little reverse approach and talk about the near-future buzz in this location, and then talk about the present. As we said above, the demand for homes around transit hubs is only rising in urban areas. People are trying to drive less, walk more, and maybe even avoid using a car in town altogether. The light rail system is expanding north and south AND east and west, making every hub all the more desirable.
This Green Lake Townhome is just a few blocks from the future Northgate Pedestrian Bike Bridge, which will connect neighborhoods across I-5 to the new Northgate Light Rail Station opening in late 2021. This fast, easy way downtown (and beyond), will be a game-changer for North Seattle residents, and you’ll be just the right distance from it.
An Already Stellar Location
For every listing, we spend time talking about the highlights of the neighborhood. We’ll rave more about Green Lake itself in a bit, but this location really is about more than its immediate surroundings.
There is so much destination dining and shopping north of Lake Union. The whole area is dotted with commercial hubs and charming main streets, each with their own attractions and charms. Because his Green Lake Townhome is centrally located, you have easy access to all of them.
For central Seattleites, Wallingford, Ballard, and of course Northgate itself are some of the major destinations. A lot of folks have yet to explore the boisterous scene in Greenwood or the small-town vibes of Maple Leaf.
And that’s just the commercial side of it. There are parks and outdoor activities galore in every direction…although Green Lake itself is hard to beat for a quick outing…
Staying In At This Fabulous Green Lake Townhome
Okay! Let’s talk about this house. We absolutely love the open layout on the main floor of this Green Lake Townhome. It will be so wonderfully cozy in cooler months, thanks to the gas fireplace in the living area. And when you are receiving guests, this set up is great for entertaining and cooking up a feast.
This kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances and granite counters. The large pantry has plenty of room for dry goods, supplies, and gadgets. The arrangement allows for perfect flow from the kitchen, to the dining area, to the living area.
A Natural Space In Your Own Backyard
Not everyone wants to maintain a huge yard, and that is part of the appeal of condos and townhomes, too. However, quarantine has taught everyone the importance of having a little outdoor sanctuary. But even when we aren’t staying in for more extreme reasons, having a natural buffer is a wonderful luxury.
This Green Lake Townhome has a wonderful private shade garden at back. It’s mostly mulched and easy to maintain, but you could easily put in some shade-loving blooms and herbs. Open the door in the spring and summer and let the fresh air in, and take your morning coffee out in just your bathrobe.
The Second Bedroom/Flex Space
The other lesson of quarantine has been the need for workspaces at home. The second bedroom in this Green Lake Townhome is large enough to do double duty as a guest room and office space. Flex spaces are a wonderful surprise in any home. We love dreaming up what we would do with them and we’ve seen so many variations to fit the needs of the person creating it. What would you do with this space?
More About The Neighborhood: Green Lake
Green Lake is a favorite destination for Seattleites in warmer months for many reasons. There are tennis and basketball courts, soccer and baseball fields. The big paved loops around the lake itself are a perfect place to stroll, rollerblade or jog. The ample grassy surroundings have large play areas and shady knolls and pavilions for picnics. There are boat launches for folks who want to get on the water, and places to dive in for people who want to get in.
(Yes, Green Lake is in fact rated safe to swim in, though some people balk at the idea. And because it is shallow and small, it is warmer compared to many other regional lakes.)
Even in cooler months, there are activities at the Green Lake Community Center in the park. When we aren’t in lockdown, residents come for the gym, indoor swimming pool, and regular events. Green Lake Park is contiguous with Woodland Park, too, surrounding the Woodland Park Zoo, the fantastic rose garden, huge off-leash dog play areas, and more. And indeed, there is so much more to check out in Green Lake’s shops, cafes, bars, and eateries.
Get The Deets On Buying A Townhome In Seattle
From a process standpoint, buying a townhome in Seattle is no different than buying a Single Family Home. However, the joint maintenance documents found in your title report require additional review. Read our blog post on the nuances of buying a townhome so you can complete the transaction confidently.
When you are done with that, our Seattle Home Buying page will let you read up about lots of other related topics.
Take A Virtual Tour Of This Green Lake Townhome
Address: 1122 N 92nd St #C
Square Footage: 920
Offering Price: $510,000